An appeal has been made yesterday by Gardaí and the owners of four miniature ponies, taken from the Kiltoghert area in Co. Leitrim on Wednesday evening.
The four horses were taken from a field in the area along the Drumsna to Leitrim road.
The horses have been passported and microchipped.
The owners have expressed worry for one of the mares in particular, who is now in the latter stages of pregnancy. While they also worry for another young small mare wo is partially blind. She bears distinct tri-colours and is particularly small.
Gardaí have appealed to the public for anyone with any information on the horses or who may have seen a strange van or vehicle in the area to contact them.