Valuable thoroughbred stolen from Toowoomba paddock
A BELOVED and valuable horse has been stolen from a property south-west of Toowoomba, with its owners making an impassioned appeal for its return.
Police said the chestnut thoroughbred gelding was reported stolen from a property between Cambooya and Felton some time shortly before December 12.
Sergeant Troy Whittle said the horse's owner noticed it missing from the paddock on that date.
"The owner of the gelding has expressed to police that the horse is of extreme sentimental value to them as they have bred him from a line they owned for some time," Sgt Whittle said.
"The owner is very motivated to see the safe recovery of the horse, and is requesting that any person with information to come forward and assist police."
The gelding is registered with the Australian Stud Book and has a while star, stripe and snip on its face, and white on his left rear hoof.
He is branded R rolled P6 on his left shoulder, and 1 over 4 on his right shoulder.
Anyone with information is urged to phone Toowoomba Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad on 4614 2114.