UPDATE 4.30pm: THE Morning Bulletin understands two horses missing from the Heritage Village were found near Glenmore High School.
The horses were walked by Heritage Village staff to the truck stop near McDonalds on Yaamba Rd before being loaded onto horse floats and returned to the Heritage Village.
UPDATE 12.35PM: The two horses have been found, and council officers are in the process of returning them to the Heritage Village.
UPDATE 10.50am: TAMARA Warner is the wife of one of the staff at the Rockhampton Heritage Village, and she said she is absolutely disgusted at the theft of the two horses.
She said the horses, Bonnie and Clancy, are definite crowd favourites at the Village's events and market days, and said Clancy is a favourite with the kids.
"He's beautiful, he's the popular one at the pony rides," Tamara said.
"He's Mr Popularity."
Both horses are microchipped and branded.
Reporter Kelly Butterworth explains what's happened:
9am: The theft was reported to police this morning, and it is believed the offender/s gained entry to compound and took the horses between 4pm yesterday and 7am this morning.
A black and white horse of between three and five years of age was taken, as well as a bay Clydesdale mare, who is about 23 years old.
If anyone has any information they are urged to contact police immediately.