Here you go. I was just told they have been under investigation for 2 years. This is not a recent problem
They have sold horses for meat buyers and their usual..we just saved this horse and need donations proved to be false.
They were tracked purchasing a horse for $50.00 (saving it from a meat buyer alleged) and then posted it for $550.00 saying this was the price they needed to save it from the "slaugher transport pipeline"
They have been reported on numerous occasions by rescues and other individuals how have done "business" that they are, in fact, horse brokers and are not a charity.
While there may be an issue regarding some type of certificate, that would not be the reason to have the BIG GUNS..FBI jump into their affairs.
That is done when they believe they have a valid case of fraud.
They had certain groups from ASB's to Arabs to Morgans and TWH's etc where they would go onto their forums and do the pleas for money. In numerous ASB cases the horses were advertised that donors needed to pay $550 to $750.00
I came under fire for pointing out in this economy that was a sale..not an adoption.
This may also start to restrict some of the adoption fees AND demands i.e. adoptor not able to actually own the horse.
Doh, I was so excited to read this, and ran here hoping to share the story first. You ladies are fast.
It's been a scam for years, with them double fundraising for horses and the whole broker double dipping. Christy saying it's about health certificates, erm, I'd guess not. Wake up Christy, things are about to get real.
I went to see a horse through them when I first moved to PA, probably around 2007ish, Bobby's Honor, nice big TB, great personality. When I spoke to Christy, she laughed at me for wanting a TB to be a jumper. Huh?
I walked away as the place just didn't feel right to me, just a gut feeling. Obviously since, I've learned a lot more about then.
Bobby's Honor is back there with them again for some reason. I board my horse, and so can only afford one, which I have. I really hope he finds a soft landing, he's a nice horse.
Edit to add - I bet Brian Moore is currently scrambling to get rid of whatever records he has.