On December 22nd, between 4-5:30 a.m. someone stole Whisper, a 32″ miniature pony from her family’s farm. The gate couldn’t be opened by a horse. Rachel Johnson found her own horse loose just after 5:30 a.m. on a road near her house, but the mini was gone. There was half a candy cane where the pony was lured to a gate (which could be opened only by a human) and pony and human footprints could be tracked to two divots, where it looked like a ramp had been placed on the ground. It was her son’s birthday. What a crappy thing to happen to a child!
Thanks to Netposse and the power of social media posts, Whisper was found this morning. She had been let go not far away from her family farm but was no longer wearing her halter or blanket. I’ve rarely seen so many people share posts about a missing horse but the notice was shared more than 6,000 times and it’s likely that whoever stole her, got spooked and brought her back.
I arrived and the folks were watching her from afar in the field. I walked toward her with only a lead rope and called her name and she came right to me. Caught her with no problem. She’s in good shape, doesn’t appear to be harmed thank God! No halter, no blanket so it appears someone just let her loose.. probably from all of the social media attention! I won’t disclose the caller’s information as I don’t want them bombarded, but they declined the reward and are just happy she’s home! I’m still going to make sure they are taken care of so if you have any really great ideas, drop them below! Thank you to the beautiful folks who called her In and thank you to DSP, especially Trooper Perry and Sammons and ALL of the tips, phone calls, love, and support. I’ve met a lot of great people on this journey and I am grateful Thank you for helping bring our baby home!!!!!! She’ll be traveling to an undisclosed location until we get get some additional security measures and the rest of our fencing up. If somebody tries this again, they’re going to have to get through Fort Knox!Rachel Johnson
On balance, the good people in this world (especially the couple that found Whisper) who managed to cancel out evil. And “crowd sourcing” managed to make a little boy’s Christmas a whole lot better.
2 thoughts on “Social Media Helps Bring Whisper Home”
Oh my God, absolute nightmare fuel! So glad the pony is home safe and unharmed
It’s horrifying. I do think the visibility that this case received helped bring the pony back. I saw people all up and down the East Coast posting about it.