Miniature horse missing in Muskogee County

Posted at 11:31 AM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 12:31:43-05

HASKELL, Okla. -- Sheriff's deputies are trying to help locate an animal that went missing from a ranch in Muskogee County.

Marjorie Ray reported that someone stole her six-month-old miniature horse named Wonder on the morning of November 21.

She said she went to check on the other miniature horses and donkeys at the ranch near Haskell and discovered that Wonder was gone.

"We surmised he had been taken," Ray said. "Someone had been in, moved the trailer and taken Wonder."

She describes Wonder as a red and white paint horse with one blue eye and a distinct marking.

"On his forehead is a white question mark," Ray said. "Right away my daughter Hannah said let's call him Wonder."

She said her other animals realize Wonder is missing, too, especially his brother John and mother Toya.

"When I drove up the second day that he had been missing," Ray said, "(Toya) was a little frantic because generally I take him in my truck, come back and she's happy. She ran to the gate and looked and paced a little bit."

Ray, who currently works as a school counselor, said she will soon become a licensed therapist and would like to use her animals to help others.

She plans to open a therapy farm in Porter where families and their children can visit the animals. She hoped to have Wonder work specifically with the kids, so getting him back is key to reaching her dream.

"He's needed," Ray said, "and we want him home."

Ray said miniature horses like Wonder fetch big prices online, so that's why she suspects someone stole him.

"A little tiny horse with a good personality could bring some money," Ray explained.

"If you've ever checked websites -- Craigslist, Facebook -- miniature horses are quite a premium," she said. "I saw them all the way up to $6,500. I've seen them for 200. I've seen them for 2,000."

Anyone with information on Wonder or his whereabouts is asked to call the Muskogee County Sheriff's Office at 918-687-0202.