Moving Day For Hickman Horse

The one-horse town of Hickman is now a no-horse town. An elderly horse that drew worldwide attention for his owner's refusal to comply with an ordinance barring livestock inside city limits has been moved to a new pasture.

The 32-year-old Morgan-quarter horse crossbreed named Peter Rabbit was taken in Thursday by Anderson Equine Services of Firth, Neb. His new home is about four miles south of the pasture where he had roamed since his birth in the spring of 1976.

The move allows the horse's owner, 77-year-old Harley Scott, to avoid a Monday hearing in Lancaster County Court.

The Hickman city attorney filed a misdemeanor charge against Scott for harboring the horse in the town of 1,084 near the state capital of Lincoln.