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Pet Horse Found Dead Near Dixie

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DIXIE, Wash. - A pet horse is shot and killed just outside Walla Walla. As of Monday night, Sheriff's deputies have no leads.

Last Thursday morning Brenda Richarzhagen went into her father's pasture witnessed something she'll never forget.

She followed a trail of blood and found her horse named, "Stretch n' Twist Me" lying dead in the pasture.

Richarzhagen had purchased Stretch only a year ago, but said she and her family rode stretch every week. She said at first she didn't quite understand what happened, but emotion soon replaced confusion.

"It makes me mad and hurt. And I don't understand how anybody could do that," said Brenda Richarzhagen, Horse Owner. 

Fish and Wildlife officials estimate Stretch had died either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning in a pasture three miles east of Dixie.

If you have any information, call Walla Walla County Sheriff's at 509-527-3268.