Gelding Takota stolen in Maine
This was a trade theft.
I offered to trade my 19 year old gelding for a 5 year old mini mare. My horse was in 100 percent great health, super manners, no bite or kick and wonderful with kids. NOT a beginner horse, she was told this. He was out of work for a while and the other trader was told Takota would need to be worked. She claimed to be a horse expert and said she would work with him and give him a forever home.
I was told the mini horse I was getting (bought from pics only because I stupidly trusted this woman) was 5 yrs old, and great with kids. I was told she didn't bite or kick and was being sold because her kids lost interest.
I traded my horse with a first right of buy back contract that is signed by the other trader.
Soooo, here are the lies.
First, the mini horse was NOT child safe. This horse was sold just one month before to this woman as NOT CHILD SAFE!!!. The horse is not 5 but 9 years old, and....she is pregnant. I was told the mini was vet checked, she was not, I was told she didn't kick....the mini almost kicked my son in the face, and I was covered in bruises from this little mini.
The mini was previously left for the first 8 years of her life untouched in a field basically wild. She is only trained to be haltered and walked, but still considered unsafe for kids until she has more training. I was lied to about all of this, I only found out by contacting the previous owner.
Then on top of it all this miserable liar sold my horse within days of getting him. =( I contacted this woman and tried to trade back and be reasonable considering she had lied and misrepresented herself and horse but she instead called the cops on me for 'harassing' her. I even offered to pay for the trailering back.
This woman promised to give my gelding a retirement home, but lied. I called the police and they said take her to court, which I'm trying to do, but she's actually online on Facebook now looking for more FREE horses.
The girl she sold my horse to refuses to acknowledge my contract.
I've tried to warn people on Uncle Henry's but they block my ad, and Craigs list won't let me warn others either. Sickening that horse thieves can lie and steal and the police do NOTHING!!! except tell me to sue her.
I included a picture of my poor boy, sold and moved twice in such a short time, and I'm worried he'll be sold again. I also included a pic of the craigslist ad.
I've been shocked at the amount of lies Ive encountered in the horse sale world. Would never have believed it, but I guess I have this liar to thank for NEVER trusting anyone again.