By Jacob McGuire, Transcript Staff Writer
August 12, 2017
The owners of a missing prized show horse have requested the help of an organization that specializes in recovering stolen and missing horses.
On Aug. 1, a 15-year-old American saddlebred chestnut gelding named Dreamer escaped from his stall at Feather Creek Farm in east Norman.
“We’re pretty sure he’s still alive,” farm owner Dynah Korhummel said. “He’s a very friendly horse, so no one should worry about getting close to him. If someone does find him, throw a rope over his neck or a halter and try to get him in a small pasture or a place we can get to him.”
Dreamer’s owner Debi Gann said Korhummel went out to feed Dreamer and the other horses around 6 p.m. Korhummel saw that Dreamer’s stall door was open, and he was nowhere to be found.
[We] are very worried about Dreamer and want to bring him back home to Allison,” Gann said.
Gann reached out to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Thunderbird park rangers, animal welfare, the Norman Fire Department and Stolen Horse International, a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina.
Stolen Horse International began distributing information via its NetPosse Alert — which is similar to an Amber Alert — to hundreds of social media groups and private email contacts in an effort to rally the public to help the family.
“Circulating the flyer for Dreamer as well as the NetPosse.com alert nationwide is imperative, as they could be anywhere by now,” Stolen Horse International founder Debi Metcalfe said. “These flyers are one tool that brings home many horses and must be posted in as many public places as possible. And, remember, not everyone has internet access. Please post Dreamer’s flyer in public places as well.”
Anyone with information in regards to Dreamer’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office or Stolen Horse International.
Although Korhummel said Thursday, a reward would be given to whomever found the horse. Who would be funding the reward still has not been decided. However, Stolen Horse International spokesperson Pam Miller said Gann is not offering a reward at this time. Related to NR 005300
August 24, 2017 Stolen Horse International received word that Dreamer had been located. Unfortunately, the report wasn’t what we’d hoped. His body was at the bottom of an embankment out of easy sight. Thoughts and prayers go to the owners and barn where this wonderful horse lived. We all know they will leave us at some point, but that doesn’t ease the pain when they do. Green grass, shady trees, and cool breezes, Dreamer. You’ll be missed.