Horse shot in Anza

Diane Sieker photo
The apparent execution of a horse in the north Bautista Road area has shocked and sickened the small rural community of Anza.The pretty black mare named CR Mystic Dream, nicknamed Missy, was turned out to pasture in the early morning hours Tuesday, June 2, with two other horses. She was found dead by her owner Diane Nilson Truxillo sometime after 8:30 a. m. It appeared that the animal had been shot between her eyes; she died instantly.“She was in the same paddock with my bay Arabian mare and my friend’s chestnut Belgian cross horse. Missy had to have been targeted,” Truxillo said.The mare was in perfect health and excellent condition before her untimely death, she said. Truxillo is a professional horsewoman with decades of experience and a natural ability to handle and un
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