DIXON (CBS13) – Three missing horses thought to be stolen late last week have been found safe.

Three quarter horses that went missing from a Dixon ranch have been found. Rancher Brian Thiel says he last saw his horses Thursday night in this ranching area but when he came back Saturday, three were missing.

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The horses were found miles away and across a river. They were found by recognized by a CBS13.com visitor who happened to see the story and gave authorities a call.

The three horses have a combined value of $120,000.