A 13-year-old Rifle girl is deep in the dumps about the absence of her beloved horse.
The girls mother, Tina Holtz, said by phone Wednesday that the saga started with an injury.
We had two mares, but after I got a concussion in a horse accident and couldnt ride for six months, we sold them, she said. Mataya (the daughter) cant ride alone.
The mothers mount and Phoebe, a 19-year-old grade quarter horse that Mataya rode, were sold to different buyers the weekend before Thanksgiving, Tina Holtz said.
Then, on Jan. 4, Holtz saw that the Durango woman who bought Phoebe was selling her on Craigslist. When she called, the horse already had been sold, and the seller didnt have the new owners information.
Mataya is struggling with the loss.
Shes not deeply depressed, but shes having a tough time, Holtz said.
She asked anyone with information about Phoebe to call her at 987-9954.