THE hunt in still on for two horses that were stolen from a field.

Barney and Toby, a pair of traditional cobs, were reported missing on November 19 from their field in Swanmore.

Now, their owners have set up a donations page to raise money for a reward if the boys are returned.

The horses are owned by Natalie Inkpin and live on the land of Kathryn Golightly, who looks after the horses along with her own eight horses and one donkey.

Kathryn said: "Horses are like giant dogs that are too big for your sofa.

"They are still your pets and your babies that you just have to look after elsewhere.

"They have got me and Natalie through so many emotional things as I'm sure many other people can relate to how animals have helped us.

"I have set up a go fund me to appeal for help raising a reward amount and better fencing and security to try and at least put my kids' minds at rest."

The mother-of-three is hoping to raise £1,000 to offer a reward to anyone who can hand over the horses.

Barney stands 15’2 hands high and has with irregular black and white patches

He also suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which means he is on a strict diet to keep him well.

Toby is 14 hands high, and is black with white socks and a white blaze.

He is unbroken and is easily spooked, say his owners.

The geldings are both microchipped.

Their paddock is surrounded by other horses which leads the families to believe they were specifically targeted.

Police say an attempted theft of a horse also took place in Hill Rise, Meonstoke, a few days later and the force is linking the incidents.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary said: “When the owner returned at 7am the following morning, the horse was wearing a head collar that had been placed on it since she had last seen the animal. The collar had been stored within a shelter in the field.

“The owner believes the suspect(s) had damaged the fence with the intention of leading her horse away but were distracted and made off empty handed.”

“If you have any information about this crime, please ring 101, quoting reference 44180434698.”

Hampshire police advise landowners to ensure their livestock are identifiable and horses microchipped.

The donations page can be found at: