Trail horse recovering at home after 2 weeks on the lam

Posted at Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Article

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on July 06, 2016 at 6:26 PM, updated July 06, 2016 at 6:58 PM

MT. AIRY, Md. — The search is still on for four horses that escaped from their pasture on June 29.

Among the missing horses is Valerie Vollmers' beloved horse, Pie.

According to a press release from Stolen Horse International and subsequent updates:

Valerie Vollmers asked Stolen Horse International for assistance in locating her horse. Vollmers advised that Pie was last seen Wednesday, June 29. She was informed that Pie and several other horses got out of their pasture after some young kids were allegedly going into the pasture with their vehicles and when they left, they left all the gates wide open to the pasture. Four of the 11 horses that got out were still missing as of July 5

Vollmers has notified both Howard County Police Department and Howard County Sheriff Department.

Trail horse recovering at home after 2 weeks on the lamTrail horse recovering at home after 2 weeks on the lam

A horse name Play Doh in now back at home after being found by hikers on June 8. The chestnut Paso Fino had last seen running away after he slipped on the trail at Maryland's Patapsco State Park on May 27. According to a report on, PlayDoh's owner, Susan Crawford, immediately started searching for him. The website helps...

Stolen Horse International, a nonprofit organization also known as, is well known as the "lost and found' place for horses on the internet for the equine industry. offers horse theft and equine ID education and assist in search and recovery of stolen or missing horses, as well as other equine equipment.

"I rescued Pie's mother from a kill lot. She was pregnant with Pie at the time.", said Vollmers. "So I essentially saved two lives that day. Pie was born at my farm on a Good Friday. She is a sweet, loving pony." Ms. Vollmers added that she wants to alert the public that there have been many recent reports of people going into pastures and leaving the gates open resulting in horses being let out. She went on to say that she grew up in the time when you did not have to worry about putting a lock on your gates. She said that unfortunately, these people are going into the pastures and not only endangering the animals but also themselves.

Searches have been conducted by volunteers on foot and in the air via a drone.

Udates will be posted under Pie's webpage. There is also information and a printable flyer in her listing. People interested in helping can search for report number NR004974 or see

"Circulating Pie's flyer and the Alert nationwide is imperative, as the horse could be anywhere by now. These flyers are one tool that brings home many horses and must be posted in as many public places as possible," said Debi Metcalfe, founder of Stolen Horse International. "And remember, not everyone has internet access. Please post Pie's flyer in public places as well."

Pictures, flyer, contact information, updates and other information are on the NetPosse webpage to identify this case quickly when calling in a tip. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Valerie Vollmers or Stolen Horse International with information.

For more information on Stolen Horse International and its programs, visit Stolen Horse International is a Section 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to it are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.

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