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post #1 of 20 Old 12-01-2008, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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In COMPLETE shock

I am in shock. Received the article below from my best friend this morning.

Horse rescue ranch facing $5.6M suit

The horse in question, Stridor, is a horse I bought from this rescue facility yearlier last year. He was sold to me as a great and SAFE riding horse from this rescue facility. Right after I bought him I ran into a lot of problems. He reared up on me and flipped over and on 2 seperate occasions also had gone in uncontrollable bucking while under saddle. I owned him only a couple months when I finally called the rescue centre and told them to come and pick up the animal they had sold me as "safe".

Obviously this gentleman was also lied to and ended up paying the price for it. I cannot believe how lucky I am. I'm in the middle of trying to contact this poor fellow.

Never again will I get a rescue. It was the first and only time I've done it. NEVER again will I do it.
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post #2 of 20 Old 12-01-2008, 12:42 PM
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I got a colt from him, Dillon. And I don't have many good things to say....I love Dillon but his condition was not good.
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post #3 of 20 Old 12-01-2008, 01:28 PM
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Wow! That is terrible...
I don't understand why people lie...How can you feel good about yourself doing that??

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post #4 of 20 Old 12-01-2008, 02:10 PM
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M2G maybe if you could call and be a character witness. It sounds to me like maybe these people don't need to be horse "rescuers" if they are lying and putting people in danger....

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M2G maybe if you could call and be a character witness. It sounds to me like maybe these people don't need to be horse "rescuers" if they are lying and putting people in danger....
Absolutely. I have been on the phone all morning trying to get a hold of the reporter who covered the story. I have 2 seperate counts that I know of where he told me the horse had thrown his own son off as well as what I personally went thru before he came and picked him up.
I'm honestly not surprised at what the horse did, just surprised he would have actually put someone else on the animal especially knowing what he knew. As I posted earlier, I am just thankful I didn't get seriously injured when I had those falls.

When I returned the horse, I was able to buy a reg. QH out of the stallion he has there. The best foal I ever owned. He was so well tempered and so easy to train. I have nothing negative to say about it but as for the rescue, a good reminder that sometimes horses end up in slaughter for a good reason and taking one in is a big risk to take especially when you can't verify the history behind him/her. I will never rescue one again.
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post #6 of 20 Old 12-01-2008, 04:51 PM
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WOW- That's crazy that the horse in the artical in the same one you bought. Can't believe they didn't happen to mention that the horse put someone in the hospital!!!

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post #7 of 20 Old 12-01-2008, 05:17 PM
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I have mixed feelings about this.
We were going to buy a horse from the Mitchell centre a few years back. I don't remember much..
But they are doing good work, rescuing horses from slaughter.

Although, I do admit, if they knew the horse was dangerous they should not have put someone on it.
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I agree with Snapple on this...
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post #9 of 20 Old 12-01-2008, 07:41 PM
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Im sorry that you had to go through that! At least you were smart enough to send him back before you got hurt. As for the rescue org.....they may be saving horses in a way...but by turning them around and selling them as sound when they are anything but is dangerous to both horse and rider and not good for either of them. Im glad the man is trying to hold them responsible for their actions! People have been killed that way!!! Horses too!!!! Gratz on attempting to contact the media! Keep trying!
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post #10 of 20 Old 12-01-2008, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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I have mixed feelings about this.
We were going to buy a horse from the Mitchell centre a few years back. I don't remember much..
But they are doing good work, rescuing horses from slaughter.

Although, I do admit, if they knew the horse was dangerous they should not have put someone on it.
And I agree as well on the fact he did a lot of good for many years but in this situation (probably more than we know about)I know for a fact he knew the horse was dangerous but he disregarded it and had someone else ride the horse. With that I am furious.
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