By Caleb Hutton
A wild horse adopted by a Bellingham woman has gone missing in the Squalicum Valley area.
The horse, Flirt, was last seen by some neighbor kids at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, after it broke through a 6-foot wooden fence near Y Road.
Tracey Westbury posted photos and gave a detailed description of the horse (a red dun yearling filly, 14.2 hands tall, wearing a halter but not halter-broke) on her Facebook page.
Westbury said Flirt was adopted this week and hauled home to the 3600 block of Y Road on Monday night. Flirt was getting ready to go out with her riding partner Tuesday morning when she panicked and crashed through the fence. She might have an injured hind leg.
Because Flirt is wild, anybody who spots her should be cautious. Feel free to call Westbury at 360-224-2693 if you do see the horse. Or call the Whatcom Humane Society at 360-733-2080.
“Most importantly,” Westbury said, “don’t try to run up and catch her. Keep a safe distance.”
The horse was adopted through the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse Program.