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Joe had been missing after losing his rider for 3 1/2 weeks. He was in the middle of Bankhead National Forest in the Sipsey Wilderness, which is close to 200,000 acres of mountainous forest. The owners and entire community had searched for Joe daily to no avail. Following a report from a hunter that he had seen parts of a white horse in a gulley, that same afternoon a call came from 3 hikers reporting a live white horse. This video is the rest of the story.

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Comment by Beth Lowry on June 1, 2011 at 9:50am
Great video!  So glad you found him and that he is ok.
Comment by Kari K on April 14, 2011 at 1:49pm
Just a note to let Joe's fans know he is back in the show ring at Union.  He got 4 ribbons last weekend & Pam is thrilled. They told his story to the crowd & made Pam cry again. She hoped they didn't think she was crying because he got 2nd!!
Comment by Susan on February 23, 2011 at 9:29pm
Amen, I think the guardians were watching over him and the rider as well.
Comment by Kari K on February 6, 2011 at 2:24pm
Hey, don't I know you from somewhere?!  Thanks, Claudia.  Me, too.  We wondered what reaction he would have when someone came at him with a saddle again.  The answer was...nothing!
Comment by Claudia Quinton on February 6, 2011 at 8:57am
So glad he and his owner are back on the trails-- what a great story Kari
Comment by Kari K on February 5, 2011 at 8:19am
Thank you Hilda. Hope you saw the update that he is completely healed & back under saddle. He is our local miracle horse.  Yes, Thomas is something else!
Comment by Hilda J. Keller on February 5, 2011 at 8:04am
I cried my eyes out, from pure happiness that Joe and his owner were reunited. You could tell Joe was  happy too! God Bless those hikers, especially Thomas who was brave enough to approach Joe and get the saddle off. I am so glad that all turned out as well as it did. Such a great video!
Comment by Kari K on January 11, 2011 at 1:30pm
Thank you for your kind comment, Lisa. You are one of the special people that 'get's it'. Joe's back is still healing, underarm is healed, and he never misses an opportunity to run to the gate to see Pam. This was an awesome thing to be able to witness. I'll never forget it.
Comment by Lisa on January 11, 2011 at 12:34pm
This is a wonderful story and video.  Thank God for these 3 men that took the time to help this poor horse.  I know they will be blessed for their kindness.  I cried through the whole thing.  I can't imagine being this owner and not knowing where my horse was.  I love happy endings and I know that Joe is thankful to everyone that helped him.

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