Testimonials

Testimonials

2/27/2018 Chessica Mace

On 1/31/18 I purchased a horse in pretty bad shape. Underweight, teeth untouched for about 5 years, hooves in horrible shape, living in a sand lot, and being bullied by the rest of the herd. Brought tears looking at him. Buying, well rescuing a horse (or any animal) in sad condition is always a gamble. Ya never know what you’re gonna get. I have 4 rescue dogs also so I know. Couldn’t leave him there. Upon having a horse delivered we found he had a tattoo. I missed it cause I was so animal-emotional when I first saw him, just wanted to shove the poor guy in the back seat of my truck and speed away. Called AQHA to be told he was stolen! Heartbreaking for my daughter ☹️Called Stolen Horse International and within less than a week they solved our problems! Found the old owners, all of them! We learned so much about Dash. Stolen Horse International is Amazing at research, and gaining access to information. Helped us with the AQHA and now we can transfer ownership. What a wonderful group of horse people helping other horse people. I am truly ecstatic with the outcome! Thank you so much Stolen Horse International 🐴

9/30/2017 Brandy Stone

I live in Norco, California"Horse Town, USA. I was walking in the riverbed, when a photographer came through between two bushes with the umbrella.. I came off Sweet Pea and landed in the sand, and she took off. It was getting dark and she took off towards the freeway. There is an opening there so you can ride underneath the highway. We were on the east side of the trail system and the highway, and she was gone. Someone got in touch with Debi and Pam Miller from SHI. That brought a lot of attention on this in Norco. They were my moral support system. I was okay until the third day she was missing. That’s when I started falling apart. SHI gave us lots of exposure on social media. The support they provided was great! Debi was fantastic. She settled me down. She told me the time frame on this was usually about ten days. She said she no longer personally handled these cases and handed me off to Pam Miller, who was great! I couldn’t have done it without my two best friends, the man who found her, and SHI, especially for the notoriety they gave us. Debi and Pam are fantastic. There’s no way that horse could have left that county with all the notoriety they gave this.

7/24/2017 Christian Tillett

NetPosse helped us to retrieve our lost mare, Bohdi and her colt, Finn. Our horses went missing on 7/21 from our paddock, from the damage, it appeared that they had broken out of the paddock and went through our front yard. All trails disappeared after the front yard and we were stuck with no leads. We posted to Facebook via lost pet groups and was led to NetPosse. I contacted NetPosse directly and started filing a report. Their assistance was phenomenal, they helped with the filing of the report and within 60 minutes of filing, the information had been turned into a printable flyer, press release and had been circulated among their entire network. All of their network sprung to action, the flyer was plastered all over Facebook auction sites, lost pet groups throughout the East Coast, tack sites etc. Especially large thank you to Pam that helped to get the information distributed to all of our local news channels and had the story featured on our nightly news. My wife and I received generous donations of time, effort and skills, from drone pilots searching the area to individuals conducting their own searches, to groups of people passing out flyers and notifying surrounding areas. We received help from NetPosse every step of the way and were grateful for their insight and suggestions. We received a welcomed 6 am phone call on 7/24 that our horses had been spotted in a local cow field. We were able to drive up, halter Bohdi and walk them home. I can''t express the amount of love that I have for NetPosse and all that they did for us. Without NetPosse and all the kind individuals that shared their time/skills etc with us, I do still believe our horses would not be home.

7/20/2016 Donna Cowden

About two years ago Callie (Sulky Squaw) was found. We were contacted because of the original report I filed in 2004. At that time neither we or the previous owner were able to get her back, due to financial and caregiving situations on our part, and we were told she would be safe where she was. I got a phone call last night from a wonderful woman who found out about a Thoroughbred Mare at the Tarheel feedlot. She was called about her as the feedlot read her tattoo and contacted her about the mare, who was Callie. She searched the tattoo and came across the NetPosse report I filed in 2004. After a very emotional phone call, facebook messaging back and forth between the woman, previous owner and myself, and a frantic call to my daughter so she wouldn''t stumble across this on facebook, Callie is being rescued today and sent to quarantine at the previous owner''s trainer''s facility. I''m glad I didn''t disconnect my land line when two months ago when we were considering it and I''m so grateful to NetPosse, for keeping these reports active. We''ll keep you updated on her safety and recovery.

6/20/2016 Nicki Dowdle

It has been almost two years since my world fell apart. My beautiful black and white miniature filly was stolen from my trainer in Colorado County Texas. She was barely one year old and had been there only three weeks when she was taken from her stall. When I received the call that she had been stolen, I was devastated. I frantically emailed and posted her picture. It was suggested that I contact Debi Metcalfe at Stolen Horse International aka Net Posse. I did and I she explained how they could help. She assisted me through the sign up process. A flyer and Fanci''s information was immediately sent out. Although Fanci has not been found, Debi and the Net Posse crew have been very helpful. I have asked for changes in the reward four times, and they very gracefully changed it. I believe there is a chance Fanci might be across the border into Mexico, so NetPosse made a Spanish Flyer. That was not an easy task, as they had to find someone to translate it. But, Debi found someone. I have asked for numerous changes to Fanci''s report and flyer. Debi offers her good ideas for the changes, and then the changes are made. I admire Debi and the volunteers for all of lthe work they do to help the horses and their owners. NetPosse gets an A+ from me. One day we will locate Fanci. As NetPosse states, we will never give up!

6/20/2016 Nicki Dowdle

It has been almost two years since my world fell apart. My beautiful black and white miniature filly was stolen from my trainer in Colorado County Texas. She was barely one year old and had been there only three weeks when she was taken from her stall. When I received the call that she had been stolen, I was devastated. I frantically emailed and posted her picture. It was suggested that I contact Debi Metcalfe at Stolen Horse International aka Net Posse. I did and I she explained how they could help. She assisted me through the sign up process. A flyer and Fanci''s information was immediately sent out. Although Fanci has not been found, Debi and the Net Posse crew have been very helpful. I have asked for changes in the reward four times, and they very gracefully changed it. I believe there is a chance Fanci might be across the border into Mexico, so NetPosse made a Spanish Flyer. That was not an easy task, as they had to find someone to translate it. But, Debi found someone. I have asked for numerous changes to Fanci''s report and flyer. Debi offers her good ideas for the changes, and then the changes are made. I admire Debi and the volunteers for all of the work they do to help the horses and their owners. NetPosse gets an A+ from me. One day we will locate Fanci. As NetPosse states, we will never give up!

6/16/2016 Sharon Slate

Debi Metcalf has created something wonderful for those of us involved with horses. It was created out of necessity brought to her attention through the loss of her and her husband''s own dear horse, Idaho. Continuing their search through frustration and the realization that various agencies do not automatically share information with one another and that some paths have to be tread with caution, eventually their dear Idaho was located and brought back home. Debi''s founding of Stolen Horse International (NewPosse.com) has given countless owners of missing horses hope and help in their journey to find their missing/stolen horse(s). Debi has become an expert on what to do first, who to contact, what to avoid, and how to help prevent becoming a victim. She has brought to us a service and support system as well as an international network to get the word (and picture) out and keep eyes open across the country, at shows, sales barns, auctions, trail rides, rodeos and other equine activities. Debi has made an extremely valuable contribution to us all!

6/8/2016 Pamela Ridgeway

Just wanted to take a minute and thank Debi and everyone with Stolen Horse International(SHI) again for all you did for me & my family. That day in September 2015 was one of the worst days of our lives but thanks to the quick action, endless hours and dedication all 5 of my horses were recovered and home. Debi was very knowledgeable and offered emotional support during the entire nightmare. She kept me grounded and focused. I didn''t realize horse theft was so worldwide. Please if your a horse owner, get to know SHI. Help support them with your time or contributions, so they can continue their work. The economy is causing more and more horses to disappear and with your help, SHI can continue and grow.