At least 20 horses rescued recently from neglect on two western North Dakota ranches are headed for new homes in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.
Authorities in Morton County last month seized 199 horses and officials in Burleigh County confiscated 38 horses, after the discovery of 99 dead horses.
Tracy Tschakert (CHAK'-urt), a horse trainer from Barnesville, Minn., says several "lifelong horse people" in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., area have volunteered to adopt the horses.
The horses are set to arrive at a facility in Hawley, Minn., on Saturday.
Tschakert tells the Grand Forks Herald (http://bit.ly/XEg2ij) that area horse lovers "just wanted to run out there and help" after hearing about the abuse.
Authorities are considering criminal charges in the case.