Name: Idaho Gender: Mare Species: Horse Breed: Racking Horse Description: We want to let you know that Idaho was located 51 weeks after she was stolen from Harold and Debi Metcalfe. Idaho had the first stolen horse alert on the internet back when the internet was new. It is because of her theft that Stolen Horse International-NetPosse is here today. We have left Idaho on the page so that you can meet the horse behind the nonprofit organization. -------------------------------------
We woke up and looked out in our pasture and notice that Idaho was not there. Later we found the fence had been cut and saw hoof tracks on the dirt road. That was September 26th, 1997, the day our lives changed forever. This is also the day that Stolen Horse International started forming itself as started our journey to find our horse.
Fifty-one weeks later we found and brought her home on September 17, 1998. This was a miracle in our lives and for the people who journeyed the year with us. Countless letters have poured in with congratulations. Many of you thought we would never see our horse again. We often had the same thought. One constant remained in our search for Idaho, hope.
We always felt that if she had not been slaughtered or put to death somehow, that if we searched long enough she would be found. It would take time and a lot of it. We had people all over the USA, Canada, and some other countries looking for Idaho The question that kept destroying our spirits was wondering if she was alive or not. We could not have kept going if we had not received on the Internet, letters from all over the world...daily.
Let me start at the beginning. Click the link below to read the rest of our story and how the theft of this horse has inspired the homecomings of thousands of horses since 1997.
https://netposse.com/news.asp?id=13 Area Last Seen: Shelby, NC, 28150 Date Stolen: 9/26/1997IMPORTED FROM OLD WEBSITE
8/9/2021 5:22:00 PM
Idaho has been recovered but we keep this listing here because she is the reason Stolen Horse International, www.netposse.com was started.
9/15/2019 10:51:00 AM
She was stolen on September 26, 1997 and recovered on September 17, 1998, 51 weeks after her theft. She lived to be 32 years old.
9/15/2019 10:51:00 AM
Idaho is the first horse on the internet that was used in an "Amber" alert for horses long before there was ever such a thing. It is because of this horse that Stolen Horse International is here today.