Delaware Police Seek Owner Of Wandering Horses, Ponies

Centerville, Del. (AP) – New Castle County police say two horses and two ponies were found wandering throughout the community of Centerville Reserve.

Officers were called to Centrenest Lane early Sunday morning for a report of four loose horses. Area residents corralled the horses and they are being cared for by a resident of the development who has a small horse farm. Police say it appears that the horses have been well cared for.

The horses are described as two chestnut colored horses and two ponies, one gray and the other a chestnut and gray mix. Police have checked several different locations to find the owner, but have been unsuccessful.

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  • Dee

    Are the horses in the photo tied up with very short ropes? Where is water and shade for them – it’s so terribly hot.
    Hope the owners show up soon.

  • Nostromo

    My stepson was detailing several entries on Craigslist as to where recently retired racehorses were being given away, presumably to the first to offer a “good home”. Owning a horse is an expensive hobby. Perhaps these horses became too much a burden to the owner in this wretched economy. If they were allowed to breed and produce feral offspring, in the Springtime, as they swam across the Delaware Bay to foal it’d become a major tourist attraction.

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