Originally Posted by JessXxX
This is what the owner had to say about why the horse was sent to these people:
'Just to put a few things straight,The decision to sell him was a purely unselfish one in that I wished to give the horse an opportunity to reach his potential as I did not feel at this time I could finance what was involved as I have other horses as well.What he was sold for did not cover 10% of my financial input into him but sometimes you have to take the knock and think whats best for the horse in these bad times in the horse market.The lady who sold him on my behalf did so in good faith having been recommended these people by the original breeder.We have all been very cautious with vetting potential buyers for the horse and there was nothing outwardly that would lead you to believe this situation would arise they had a website and seemed to be selling some reasonable horses ,there is only so much you can do .I feel also that the people who have been looking after him up until now have not been represented fairly in that He was being sold for the reason stated and not because I had any problem with the way he was looked after in fact he was always kept to a high standard and I would never say any different.'
This case has actually been ongoing on a UK forum since November and its unlikely that any prosecutions will be made - horses get treated like this all the time when they get sold onto dealers yards for a quick fix to be sold on again - most dealers arent interested in taking time to get from A to B. I don't think the horse had been ridden for some time when he landed with these people.
This is their website I believe and it does look professional and they do sell a lot of horses but like all dealers they have their methods which the general public don't usually get to see. LLF SPORT HORSES - *Home
They have taken down the website attached to the horse in this video