I just saw this in my Facebook feed:
Other than hoping the horse is found soon and safe, I don’t have much to add in the way of intelligent commentary.
But I couldn’t help sharing it because it seemed so strange, like the plot of a Sherlock Holmes tale or Dick Francis novel. In fact, I couldn’t help but think of “Silver Blaze,” a Sherlock Holmes story in which a crooked trainer tries to lame a top racehorse to bet against him…only for the horse to turn against him, kill the trainer, and then is found on the moors by a rival horse owner, who attempts to conceal Silver Blaze by covering up the horse’s famous markings.
I don’t know if anything equally dramatic will be found to be at the bottom of this but it’s still a very, very unusual story. The horse’s tack trunk is also missing and it sounds like the barn has a fairly rigorous security system in place.