An exclamation of joy and sigh of relief from Inverell's Beth Camilleri was the end of an anxious wait.
Just over a month ago, the owner of the Baker's Barn Saddlery was confronted with the destruction of the store's iconic 'Red' horse.
A 'joy-rider' from Sydney got drunk and decided to climb the roof and ride him, causing both himself and the horse to fall down.
"The support from the community has just been amazing," she told the Times.
"As soon as it happened, I had people calling me up to ask what had happened to Red.
"It's been really lovely, and I'm so grateful for the support we've gotten from being in a small town."
The store had had Red for about seven years, with his perch on the roof a few less than that.
They also have Darkie out the front, guarding the door.
While Red is too damaged to be fixed, the store will be getting another pony to grace their roof top again soon.
That police and magistrate paid tribute to the fact that he had been a community icon and much-loved Inverell statue warmed her.
"It's fantastic," she said.
"I'm happy that the justice system has worked."
There had been concern the 21-year-old man responsible wouldn't front up to court, as he lived in Sydney.
But with a compensation order issued for $9000 to be paid to the Saddlery, Ms Camilleri is satisfied.
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