New Mexico Horse Shooting Probed

The mare had sustained a gunshot wound to the neck and is recovering under veterinary care.

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New Mexico livestock authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for shooting and wounding an abandoned mare in a rural area near Roswell last month.

New Mexico Livestock Board Deputy Director Robert Pierce said that on Dec. 16, a pair of teenagers riding 4-wheelers discovered the wounded mare and reported their find to the land owner, who subsequently alerted state livestock authorities. The mare had sustained a gunshot wound to the neck, but otherwise appeared to have been well cared for, he said.

"She’s recovering well under veterinary care," Pierce said.

Following her recovery the mare will be sold to new owners, he said

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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