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Missing pony recovered in Powassan

'The individuals involved in the search last night are one of a kind'

A pony which went missing from the Callander area on July 30 was found on Thursday in the Powassan area near Oakwood Road. 

Breanna Pearce, the owner of Cider, just recently adopted the pony from Whispering Hearts Rescue in Hagarsvillle.  

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Pearce says they chased leads on sightings in Callander, Chisholm, and Powassan.

"Will be trailered home this morning," Pearce told BayToday on Friday morning.  

"Cider was missing for eight days. A group of experienced horsewoman/horsemen went to the hunt camp Thursday afternoon. After a few hours, one of the four horses brought in to track, called out. Cider started answering from the bush. He was hiding behind the cabin. Two horses that were being ridden began herding Cider into an outdoor/portable stall. With the help of four people on foot and two on horseback, Cider went into the stall. Cider began making a fuss with the other horses."

She says with everyone working together, Cider was loaded on to the trailer.

"Cider looks healthy," said a relieved Pearce.  

"He has minor scrapes and has lost weight. His legs look and feel sound. His appetite is good. Once he is settled in, I will have the vet examine him.

She credits some very special people for helping with the search. 

"The individuals involved last night are one of a kind," she said.

"Their skill, intuition, and experience helped them secure Cider. I am truly grateful. Over the last eight days, countless individuals have reached out. Thanks to the community, Cider is safe. We couldn’t have done this alone. We have a strong and supportive community. We are forever thankful."


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