May 1, 2013

Strangers helped corral horse who broke free

Letter to the editor

On April 28, our family's horse broke free of his fence.

He ran up and down Route 3 for about an hour and a half.

I would like to thank all the people who stopped to help, all strangers working together to protect a very scared animal.

We are grateful the horse and no people were hurt.

We were blessed that a "horse whisper" -- another complete stranger -- came to his rescue and calmed him.

The Augusta Police Department was awesome trying to keep everyone safe.

I also appreciate the people who had to patiently wait in traffic on a warm, beautiful afternoon.

The horse is safely in his stall tonight, because strangers cared. Thank you.

Muffy Loiko-Shockley

Augusta

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