The landowners called the Johnston County Sheriff's Office after finding the two, 2,000-pound Percherons in their pasture. They had heard about the case in the media.
Deputies determined the horses were Jewel, a 12-year-old gray mare, and Bravo, a 9-year-old gelding, that had been reported missing on Dec. 3. Someone had cut the fence around the pasture at 1120 Seths Way were they were being kept.
Investigators said it was not clear how the horses ended up in a different pasture, but they considered the case closed.