Navy Couple Offering Reward for Stolen Horse

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    Terri Rogers
    David and Terri Rogers' horse Reata was stolen from a pasture near Sylvania Avenue and Sylvania Cross Drive in North Fort Worth.

    A Fort Worth military couple is offering a $2,000 reward for their missing horse.

    Terri Rogers is searching for the filly stolen from her and her husband, David, who is serving in the Navy in Afghanistan.

    Military Family's Horse Stolen from Field

    [DFW] Military Family's Horse Stolen from Field
    A Navy couple's filly was stolen from a pasture in North Fort Worth. Now there's a $2,000 reward for Reata's return.

    Reata was taken from her pasture in North Fort Worth at Sylvania Cross Drive and North Sylvania Avenue.

    Terri Rogers said the $2,000 reward is more than Reata would sell for, but she badly wants the 2-year-old horse back.

    "She's a very, very sweet horse, and I love her and I miss her," she said. "Reata is priceless to me."

    She said her husband gave her Reata as a gift when the horse was just a few months old.

    Someone cut the barbwire fence around the field. Rogers said deep hoof marks in the dirt show Reata resisted being taken out of the pasture.

    "I couldn't believe that somebody would actually do this to animals, because all my other horses were at risk as well," she said. "They all could have been cut by the wire that was just laying around."

    The Rogers own six horses in all, but only Reata was stolen. She went missing sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.

    The security guard who patrols the area for the property owner said he did not see any suspicious activity. The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating.

    "I never was able to have any children, so she and my horses are pretty much my children," Terri said.

    She has since moved her other horses off the leased property and put up signs, hoping someone saw someone will find Reata.

    "We sure would like to have that horse back," David Rogers said. "It's part of the family. It's kind of like somebody taking one of your kids."

    Anyone with information on Reata can call 817-907-0425.

    Terri has set up a Facebook page: Help Find Reata - Stolen Horse.