Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
here is an update from the owner. apparently she saw her 9 days before they "rehomed" her.
here is update from the owner
"EDITED to add: a camp employee confirmed that Lemon Twist was put in the possession of Marcia DeVeny on or around April 16 of this year.
Facts regarding #FindLemonTwist:
Lemon Twist is an 18 year old black bay half-Arabian mare. She has one white star and stands approximately 15-15.1 hands high. She is legally owned by Meaghan A. Downs.
In May 2012, Lemon Twist was loaned/conditionally donated to Camp Jabez (EIN 31-1787095 located at 3191 OH-380, Xenia, OH 45385) to be used in their youth camp program. A documented condition of this agreement is that Meaghan was to be notified if/when the mare was of no longer use for the camp so that Meaghan could arrange to pick up the mare.
Between 2012 and current time, two-way communication was had between Meaghan and the director of Camp Jabez, Ken Clarkston. This documented communication confirmed the following: 1) Lemon Twist was an asset to the camp’s equine program, 2) Lemon Twist was healthy and well, and 3) Lemon Twist was to be returned to Meaghan upon the end of her career at the camp.
On April 7, 2016 Meaghan arranged with Ken Clarkston to visit Lemon Twist at Camp Jabez. This visit was documented with pictures and witnesses. At the time of visit, Lemon Twist appeared safe and well cared for.
Beginning in May of 2018, Meaghan’s communication attempts with Ken Clarkston regarding the health and wellness of Lemon Twist went unreturned. On July 20, 2018 Meaghan escalated this information request to Chuck Siemon, as Ken Clarkston had stated on April 25, 2012 that Chuck Siemon assisted the camp with all of their horses and referred to him as the Equine Director for Camp Jabez.
On July 21, 2018 Chuck Siemon responded stating that Ken Clarkston told him that, “We were never successful in training her for our type of operation.” and that “We found a nice home for here (sp) with a lady that was capable of using her the way she liked to be used.” Meaghan requested the name and contact information of the woman Lemon Twist was rehomed to and on July 23, 2018 was told it was Marcia DeVeny (phone number withheld from this statement).
Any and all attempts by Meaghan to contact Marcia DeVeny have been unsuccessful. On July 25, 2018 Ken Clarkston made contact with Meaghan via e-mail stating that this situation was the result of a “technical error” and that “this slipped by us” – but no information as to the current whereabouts of Lemon Twist.
It is believed the mare could be in imminent danger and thus time is of the essence."
I do not know the owner persenaly. saw her on a fb group trying to connect with old horses/find info on their horses. she looks SOO much like my arab it startled me. then i saw red when i read what happened to her. I honestly thought about doing something similar with my arab (therapy on the ground, no riding) and this was always my fear.