Over 60 horses being removed from flooded Elkhorn Stables dude ranch to a location in Longmont

ESTES PARK, Colo. - More than sixty horses trapped since flood waters raced through a dude ranch are being moved Thursday, due to the generosity of 7NEWS viewers.

Wednesday, 7NEWS brought you the story of the O'Dell family at Elkhorn Stables in Estes Park, a due ranch that has been in business for more than 130 years. When the flood waters raced through the stables last week, more than sixty horses were hurried up the hillside to safe ground.

As 7NEWS reporter Ashleigh Walters reported, the hay and transportation for the horses was compromised.  Five days later, the horses remained on the hillside, slowly getting thinner without a normal diet.

Gary O'Dell, who runs the stables,  says he received an outpouring of calls and offers after our report.

By Thursday, O'Dell said he had transportation for all of the horses and a location in Longmont where they could stay.  The horses will remain in that location, together, while the dude ranch is rebuilt.  O'Dell says it is welcome news to know the horses will be in a better environment.

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