The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the truck fire and vicious attack on horses at the Big Pine Saddle Club on July 2 has doubled from $5,000 to $10,000 in just a week as the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department joined local Concerned Citizens in offering the substantial reward.
In a separate attack, a horse owned by Lea Belgarde was reported as injured on Sunday, July 8, on Pa Ha Lane on the Bishop Indian Tribe Reservation. The Sheriff’s Department stated it does not think the two incidents are related.
The nine horses that were injured by a still unknown assailant at the Saddle Club last week are recovering well, according to the club’s president, Shelly Snoderly in a phone interview with The Sheet.
Choking up during the call, she spoke about how, despite what the horses went through, “they still come over to you at the fence.”