UPDATE: Reward offered for missing four-month old foal in Lynton
A reward is being offered for any information leading to the whereabouts of a four-month old foal missing from Lynton.
The foal, named Clyde, is feared to be injured after it ran off sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning after a group of mares and foals escaped from Hallslake Farm in Brendon.
Clyde had recently been bought by Jane Lavington from Kent who is now concerned for his whereabouts.
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Clyde's breeder, Liz Bradborn, had just moved into a new property in Lynton.
"They have just moved all the mares and foals from their previous base and the first night they were there they have broken down the fencing and escaped," said Jane.
"They have found all of them except him and there has been no sight or sound of him at all since.
"Liz was out all day on Wednesday on the foal's mother hoping she might call to him or even lead her somewhere where he might be."
Jane said Clyde has not been weaned from his mother meaning it is unlikely he would have gone off with a herd of wild Exmoor ponies.
"It is a bit of a conundrum," she added. "I bought him from photographs but I have been down a couple of times."
Jane said her best friend had also bought Clyde's half sister and both foals were due to travel up to Kent together.
Jane is a professional dressage rider and said she has not owned her own horse for eight years.
"When Broadriver Neptune (Clyde) was born and Liz posted pics of him on Facebook I knew straight away he was the one for me and bought him unseen just from the photos as I live in Kent so 250 miles away from Exmoor," she added.
"When I finally got to see him for the first time I was blown away be how lovely he was and had without doubt made the right choice. "I cant believe he has gone missing like this. He must be out there somewhere but we need help finding him."
Breeder Liz Bradborn said she has conducted miles worth of searching to try and find Clyde.
"We have been looking all over, even in bogs," she said. "We were hoping he might have found some other Exmoor ponies and gone off with them.
"It would be very unlikely for him to be stolen on the night he escaped.
"One of the foals had been kicked quite badly. My worry is this foal has been kicked and hurt and not able to keep up with his mother.
"Something very serious has happened."
Anyone with information is asked to ring Liz on 0159 741 105 or Jane on 01732 761 497.