The horses were taken from the 1000 block of L Street to a secure holding facility, where they will be cared for until the case is ruled on in court, according to a Fremont County Sheriff's Office news release.
The horses' owner, who reportedly cooperated with the seizure, has not been identified. However, authorities say charges are pending.
Update: The owners have been identified as Penny Gingerich and her husband Manny Gingerich.
When a Sheriff's Office pursues legal action in cases of cruelty or neglect, the Colorado Humane Society & SPCA can "help with transportation, food and a safe place to be cared for while the court case outcome is determined," according to the release.
(Gazette - Jan 20, 2017)