Glad I read this - I have the Mallard Springs ads saved on my Equine.com account. The ads are catchy enough to make me check out the website, but I was not too impressed once I browsed around. Just didn't seem legit. Fancy young horses with impressive breeding but cheap prices. Makes you think you happened to have come across a hole-in-the-wall secret jackpot. Seems too good to be true, and low and behold...it is!
No, Quattlebaum really is an old southern name. Lots of them here in Savannah. But here they are good people altho not horse people.
Thomson is the guy on the hannomerci thread. Rumor there was that he had moved to mallard springs, which is why I posted for people to read that thread. And hannomerci got her $ back!
At least it might get them out of SC. (I am 1/2 southcarolinian and we don't like cheaters and people who use religion to steal and cheat.) Send them on over to GA and we'll take care of them here.:mad:
Anyone care for an update!? Chestnut has previously foundered terribly. Put front shoes on the poor guy and now he's somewhat sound. Looks like he's on a dry lot schedule here on out. Grey? HUGE swollen lymph node on the right. Both have glassed over look. Can't find the vet who provided the health certificates either- his number is disconnected... Hmmmmm :)
Good news? We are set up as a quarantine facility and the Greenwood Sheriff's Department is fantastic to work with.
And, yes, Ironman from WI. Riiigghht.
Holycrap. TheHarrier, where was the vet supposedly based out of?
Wow, what a load of crap. That guy is wading deep in the bs. He doesn't deserve to own horses...
Ok if the health certificate is falsified, you need to get hannomerci's lawyer, or one similar to him, right away and get everyone on this case.
That's civil and crimnal fraud, to falsify the health certificate.
Sue his *** off, which is a legal term we use in the south to mean get money and get revenge.
And stop him from preying on other unknowing people. He may say he's praying, but he's really preying.
ETA Coth needs a "beware this seller" forum where prospective buys could check out sellers. Or rename it so that we could promote good sellers also, like the one who sold me Cloudy. Great seller!
For those of you following - check out the updated pictures of the two sweethearts. You can clearly see the swollen lymphnode on the grey, along with the welts and sores on his neck. Also, you can see the foot of the chestnut that has severly foundered.
cloudyandcallie - ON IT! The only person we could find by the name of this supposed vet is someone based out of Myrtle Beach (who is not practicing anymore). At this point, even though we spent money on two half dead horses (one completely foundered), the bottom line is to stop this from happening again.
OMG, those poor ponies! I can't believe they are in that condition. I mean they had to be in decent condition when the videos were taken.... how long did it take MSF to do that to them??
Did anyone notice the "Rescue" section of their site???
He needs to be STOPPED!!!!!!!
I can't believe he would try to represent those as the same horses. You are saintly for getting them all fixed up so quickly.
Thanks again for the support and comments. Will try to keep updating on how this unfolds and hopefully inform people enough to not fall into his trap.
How old do you think the sales videos and pictures were? Were they even taken by the seller? Those horses could not have gone from one condition to the other overnight.
There was a thread on here a while back about a trainer who used a sale picture that was taken at a show several years ago, before the current helmet rules went into effect. It may have been the same horse, but probably when he was 10 years younger.
I will say only one thing (I posted on other threads about this shyster). I got a phone call from him back in February, I was at a show showing and he informed me that either I pull all my comments off of COTH or he was suing me for slander!! He said he didn't even know who I was and had never had business dealings with me (umm......WRONG!!) Of course I hung up on him and it is now over two months later and haven't been served with any lawsuits!