Things have not gone according to plan. We hauled Flirt home and arrived Monday night at about 8:30 pm. The following morning I hauled the second horse out to deliver her to Skagit County. Neither Tika or Max were at home; both had been left with the Cowboy so that no one here had to deal with chores while I was away over the weekend.
Flirt didn't like being left alone. She crashed through the 6' wood fence, breaking the top two boards.
Neighbor kids saw her running down the road, followed by a white van (kids thought the van was the owner.) The driver eventually contacted 911, but it wasn't until he'd arrived in town. By then, she had vanished. No one has seen her beyond 1/2 mile of the house.
We've been out searching the roads, logging roads, fields and into the woods. Fly overs have been done by many volunteers, including the Heritage Flight Museum, who took their P51 Mustang out to look for MY mustang! Still, nothing spotted.
Local Search & Rescue has been out. They asked their dog team, but handlers said they didn't like to use their dogs on horses due to the prey drive. We were disappointed.
Someone contacted me on Facebook last night to say there IS a dog search team that will find horses. I've lain awake half the night and finally got back up to look at their website again. It's ghastly expensive. But seriously...driving up and down the road isn't exactly cheap. So I emailed them and will await an answer. Hopefully they can come in the next couple of days.
Flirt has her own page on Facebook. If you're a facebook user, please visit it often for updates. I post a few times each day.