Search Continues For Missing Horse

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"He made a left on there and ended up in to hundreds of thousands of acres," said Chris Simonetti, who is searching for his missing 18 year old horse, Alabama.

Simonetti points out on a map where he last saw Alabama, missing since last weekend and lost somewhere on the trails of Otter Creek in Glenfield.

"What he's got on, if he gets hung up on a tree he could stay there for a long time," Simonetti said.

To help avoid that worst-case scenario, riders in the area have turned into volunteer search crews.

"We've been out several times now on horseback looking for him and still, we've seen some hoof prints, but we obviously can't find him," Cindy Stedmen said.

Even though Alabama has been missing nearly a week, hope remains high the horse will be found.

Folks at Otter Creek Stables say they've seen horses disappear in the past, only to come back days later.

"If he's not hung up somewhere, he could be out there," Michele Widrick said. "I mean, he could eat and find enough to drink."

Meanwhile, Simonetti hopes someone, anyone, will be able to help.
 
"Fort Drum is close by, if I could reach out to the Army guys there . . .," he said.

Another search will get underway at 9 a.m. Friday from the Otter Creek assembly area on Chase Lake Road in Glenfield. More volunteers are welcome.

Check out ottercreekstables.com for more information.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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