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Dona Irvin, whose school horse was taken March 10, 2007, knows how easy it is to have your horse stolen. Thieves must have known exactly what they wanted when they crept onto Black Hawk College campus in Kewanee, Illinois and stole Sizzle, an 18-year old strawberry red roan quarter horse mare. Three people were seen on a surveillance video stealing the horse. “Sizzle is the best college horse we have ever had,” says Dona. “She has been an icon of our Black Hawk Equestrian program. She jumps, does equitation, horsemanship, trail, rail and barrels. We have used her in the program for at least 13 years, and she has assisted over 500 students. There is no monetary value that can be linked to her educational value.” Luckily, Sizzle has a better chance than many of being recovered because of her unusual coloring and her ID.

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