Several Wyoming owners are offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever cut their horses' tails.

Detective Dick Blust, public information officer for the Sweetwater County, Wyoming, Sheriff's Department, said that in November his department has answered calls from owners whose horses' tails had been cut.

“There were about four incidents last month,” he said.

Blust said hair derived from horses' tails could be valuable because it can be used in several ways, such as for making jewelry and violin bows.

Blust said the investigation into the thefts is ongoing.

While the probe continues, Blust said some area horse owners are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading authorities to those responsible for the tail cuttings.

Those with information about the incidents should call the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Department at 307/922-5300. All calls are confidential, Blust said.