Got this in an email from the local horse club today (Western Washington State)

"Forwarded Message:
Please pass the word about this horse in hopes of finding where he belongs. Animal control said this is a horse that is in good shape all around and found in an area where there is a lot of state forest land. The horse was wearing a large bell and may have been a pack horse.
Here is what posted in the Everett Herald today: TO BE HELD and sold as stray at Everson Auction Market on 12/12/2011, 1 APPALOOSA GELDING, found near 23326 Woods Creek Road in Monroe. No visible brands or scars. To claim, contact Kyle Schaffer @ 360-303-1549."