Prize rodeo horses found after being stolen from children before competition

Prized rodeo horses that were stolen from a parking lot have been found and appear to be OK, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Randy and Terri Roark told the news station the theft happened Friday night in the parking lot of the Locust Grove Walmart in the 4000 block of Bill Gardner Parkway.

Stolen rodeo horses were found on Sunday. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

The Roarks are from the Chattanooga area, and came into town for a Georgia high school rodeo competition in Perry, the Southeastern Showdown.

The horses belong to their two children, ages 12 and 9.

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Police previously said they feared the thieves would dump the horses and the animals would starve or become dehydrated.

The trailer was last tracked on an iPhone app to the Georgia State University Campus in Decatur, but then the phone was dumped.

Officers told Channel 2 on Sunday the horses appear to be in good health but a veterinarian is being brought in to look the animal to make sure. 

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