Winter Storm Claims Horse in Indiana

Gale force winds connected to a winter storm system that marched across the Midwest has claimed the life of an elderly mare at an Indiana mustang sanctuary.
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Gale force winds connected to a winter storm system that marched across the Midwest has claimed the life of a horse at an Indiana rescue farm.

The National Weather Service indicated that, on Dec. 27, 2018, a line of winter storms buried several upper Midwest states in an estimated 18-inches of snow and brought heavy rains and flooding to other states in the region.

In Indiana, winds estimated at 61 miles per hour damaged a barn, uprooted paddock shelters, and killed a mustang at the Indiana Horse Rescue, in Frankfurt.

“She was a mare in her 30s from the Virginia Range (in Nevada) living in our mustang sanctuary,” said Katheryn Caldwell, the rescue’s director. “The other six horses were not hurt

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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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