Ok this was a pretty big thing a while back in the UK it was all over Facebook and forums. Horse and hound had a pretty long thread about it. These people were so called 'professionals' this horse had been with them for just a few hours they literally took him off the lorry and jumped on him, the horse was not a bucker or anything malicious just simply young and green previous owner had not had the time for him due to other commitments and he was sold to these people through a friend of the owner who had no idea they were like this. I've seen videos of the horse before he was sold to these people and he was lovely. As soon as someone contacted the previous owner and showed them the video they were disgusted and immediately arranged to have the horse picked up when they got there this poor guy had welts all across his hind end and was pretty distressed. The RSPCA got involved, the website for this 'company' was taken down and the horse was swiftly taken to the vets for a quick check up and then back home. This was a sweet young horse that was being punished for no reason straight after travelling quite a way. The woman that owned the company is rumoured to have been the girlfriend of the spindles farm owner not sure if you guys woulld have heard about that but it was the biggest case of horse abuse the RSPCA have ever encountered. Hope this clears things up the thread is probably still on H&H somewhere if anyone wanted to go see. The owner of the horse actually commented there. :)
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