Runaway Trail Horse Missing in Brown County State Park

Posted at Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Press Release

Related to Report: NR002505


Contact: Debi Metcalfe
PO Box, 1341, Shelby, NC 28151
(704) 484-2165   


Runaway Trail Horse Missing in Brown County State Park

NASHVILLE, IN, - Tuesday, May 5, 2015– Saturday April 25th, a fully tacked horse is still missing after she ran off on a trail 10 at  Brown County State Park between the owner’s camp and the small village of Story, IN.

Owner Randy Grimme says the 18-year-old black and white spotted Saddle Horse mare, named Magic Patches disappeared after he got off the horse to find his hat and glasses.

An extensive search of the area Sunday has failed to find the missing horse that was last seen by a friend when he tied him to a tree on the trail. The ground search remains in progress by friends in the Brown State Park area since Grimme had to leave the park to go back to work as a truck driver.  

“There have been no signs since Saturday. I can really use all the help we can get in the park to find Patches,” says Grimme.” He continues, “I have had Patches for eight years. She means everything to me! In all the years I have had her she could take me back to camp no matter where we were or how many times we had been there. In my heart I fear someone found her and has her now. I just feel that!”

Stolen Horse International, Inc. received an online report on its Web site,, and, in short order, began distributing the information via their Alerts (the horse community’s Amber Alert) to news media, on the Internet to hundreds of social media groups and to thousands of people in their NetPosse Network in an effort to rally the public to help this horse owner in need.

Magic Patches does not have ID but her unique markings, which will help identify the horse when found.  

You will find a webpage with information and a printable flyer for Patches on her listing, which is where any updates or leads will be posted. People interested in helping can search for report number NR002505, or use this direct link on the site: .    

“Magic Patches’ flyer needs to be posted in all public places since it is possible that someone has seen the horse and does not know who to contact. And remember, not everyone is on the internet, especially in rural areas of the country. It is up to those who are on the internet to print the flyer and make sure these horses are seen in public places,” says Stolen Horse International founder Debi Metcalfe.

Circulating Magic Patches’ flyer and the Alert nationwide is imperative, as the horse could be anywhere by now. These flyers are the tool that bring home many horses and must be posted in as many public places as possible.

 “Print a flyer immediately and post it right away!” says Metcalfe. “You never know who will post the flyer that will bring this horse home.”

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Related to Report: NR002505

Posted by Debi Metcalfe

Founder of SHI