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A family is devastated over the loss of a beloved walking horse.The family raised the horse since she was a foal. They found her shot to death this week. "We have friends from all over the world," Devinder Sandhu said. "When they came to the farm to visit, they wanted to come see Misty Blue." Sandhu said his Nashville farm land on Toney Carroll Road has always been a little quiet, green paradise. The pride of it all was the family's horse, Misty Blue. For 18 years, as Sandhu's family grew up, Misty Blue was always there. "She was a Tennessee walking horse," Sandhu said. "She always greeted us with her personality. She had a huge personality. She was our joy."
Tuesday morning, Misty Blue didn't come walking up as usual and wasn't immediately seen at all. Her mother, Scarlet, wouldn't come out of the barn. "She had a bullet hole right here in the temple, small hole, and we were devastated by that," Sandhu said. Misty Blue had been killed, leaving the family with no idea who's responsible and why. Sandhu, who is Sikh, fears his appearance could be why someone did this. "I hate to think there would be a hate crime directed against me who's been part of this community," he said.
Sandhu planted something in Misty Blue's memory where she's buried. "We just want to remember her with a beautiful tree," he said. "That flower just bloomed yesterday. I believe in people. I believe in the good in people. I can't fathom it. I've tried to reach deep to try to see why anybody would do anything to such a beautiful, majestic, even sacred animal." The family is offering a $5,000 reward for information that can lead to an arrest. They're trying to match that with a second reward being raised on this GoFundMe page. Metro police are also offering an award for information through Crime Stoppers.
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