Officials feared the worst when two horses were found unattended at the Equestrian Arena in Edgewood, but those horses were in good shape and later collected, according to Animal Control Officer Mike Ring.

Ring said someone reported two horses left alone in the arena Monday morning. Edgewood’s animal control investigated and had contacted the Livestock Board. But by the time they went back, the horses were gone, Ring said, speculating that perhaps their owner had problems with their trailer.

“The animals were in good condition,” Ring said. “We weren’t going to leave them out there overnight, of course. … Everything turned out well.”

Ring said that Edgewood’s animal control department will be at the upcoming Run, Rally, Rock festival Aug. 6, with dogs and cats available for adoption.

The department is also looking ahead toward its annual Woofstock celebration, this year to be held Sept. 10. Vendors and rescue groups are invited to participate, at no charge.

To learn more, call 505-926-9013 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]