THE four-legged mascot of Kings Creek Hotel in Hastings has legged it again, and the distraught owners are offering a $500 voucher for its return.
The life-size fibreglass horse has stood out the front of the hotel for many years, attracting the admiring eyes of thousands of passersby.
However, this is not the first time the wayward nag has gone missing, with thieves making off with it several years ago. On that occasion police were quick to follow the trail and the horse was soon returned.
The Alderson family, which owns the pub, are at a loss as to the horse’s whereabouts this time, and its members are hoping publicity and a generous venue voucher will make the horse thieves think twice.
Staff member Giselle O’Connor said the family was hoping someone in the community knew what happened to the mascot, and it can be safely returned.
Anyone with information should phone the hotel on 5979 2989.