It was a big property for one horse. So big, in fact, that the people who owned the young mare apparently had a hard time catching her.
In fact, it may have taken a year for anyone to get their hands on the Denton County, Texas, horse - the horse someone left a halter on a long, long time ago.
By then, it was almost too late.
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"From what we've been able to piece together, we think they left the halter on when they were trying to halter train her," Whitney Hanson of the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) tells The Dodo. "And then they were unable to catch her."
Humane Society of North Texas