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A Missing Horse Found Hiding in an Unlikely Place


A Belmont County family was panicking when they discovered a quarter horse missing from his stall at 6:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Throughout the day, they searched the county for “Clark,” the three-year-old Palomino gelding, but he had vanished.

Jeannine Shaw called 7News, asking us to cover this shocking case of horse theft, but moments later, Jeannine walked into a small office tackroom on the grounds, only to discover that Clark had somehow let himself inside.

It was something no one expected, after the thousand pound horse walked up a flight of stairs.

“We had found the horse where he had climbed a flight of steps and stayed in the office area. So we’re glad to say the horse is home, and he never left the farm. I’ve been here ten years and I’ve never seen a horse climb steps, ever. Even my old Corgi has trouble climbing these steps. So I’d say he got in, and he couldn’t get out,” added Jeannine Shaw of Shaw Farms.

Clark had clearly been less than pleased with his overnight accommodations.

He had made quite a mess of the stairs and he had apparently spent some long unhappy hours in the small ten-by-ten tack room-office.

Jeannine said Clark is actually not their horse, he belongs to Jeannine’s sister and was just there at Shaw Farms temporarily.

She said he was hungry but otherwise just fine.

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