(CASPER, Wyo.) – Ranchers and law enforcement officers in Wyoming are concerned about several dozen recent incidents of thieves clipping hair from horse tails. Certain varieties of horsehair can be sold for up to $300 per pound. Officials plan to meet next week to discuss any similarities between the incidents, as well as preventative measures. More than 60 cases have been reported near Casper alone, with others near Riverton and Douglas. The hair is most often used for making violin bows, Native American pottery, and jewelry.
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
Debbie Bryce, Idaho State Journal