Police are calling on the public for information on 11-year-old ‘Barney’, who went missing from his paddock last week.
Barney is a 15-2 hand stockhorse gelding, chestnut in colour, with a white star on his forehead, and was last seen by his owner on 16 May.
He was noticed missing by his owner on 19 May. Barney shared a paddock with other horses in the Nanangroe area near Adjungbilly.
Rural Crime Investigators from the Riverina Policing District said following inquiries they had become more concerned about Barney’s disappearance.
Police said it appeared Barney was likely to have been stolen rather than have strayed from his containment with the other horses.
The owner of the horse is understandably distressed about Barney’s disappearance, and not just because he is a valuable working stockhorse.
Police and the horse owner would be grateful to hear from anyone who could provide information on the horse’s whereabouts and/or circumstances of his disappearance.
Please contact Detective Senior Constable Paul Clancy on 02 6942 0005 or Cootamundra Police Station with information, or, if you would like to report information about this or any other rural crime anonymously, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.