I understand someone getting away with starving horses for a time, but unless she was boarding for out of town owners, how did the boarder's horses starve without them realizing it?
I was thinking the same thing. And where are the owners of these horses?:
"Four additional horses were also found suffering from malnutrition, according to authorities. Three of the surviving horses involved in the case are boarders' horses"
Also, supposedly there is a lesson program going on as well...NO ONE noticed these horses??? No one at all? Sounds like the farm gets some foot traffic regularly...
But let's don't slam the entire state of Pennsylvania please! There are plenty of good horsemen/women here too. The frauds are everywhere.
How could you possibly suggest I was slamming PA?
There are 1-2 active threads on the front page of COTH's Off Course that are people looking in PENNSYLVANIA for places to board horses. By putting a separate thread here, with PA in the title...it warns those shoppers to avoid that barn in PA. If I just post in their thread- it could get lost. Hell I should go change the title to include the word "Pennsylvania."
That was my logic. No one anywhere stated asshats are unique to PA.
Filly is still with her. Still not halter broke. Still for sale.
Wondering if that filly is the 4th horse from the article?
From her website under Updated 2013 horses for sale:
FrostyOak Isabella Nov 2009 1/4 CB Sporthorse Welsh filly mature 15.0 She is an amazing mover, very hardy, not halter broke. (All Eyez On Me X One Man's Gamble) $Contact for Price Negotiable to a training home
Mention of the filly on FB too, looking to place it. Still not mention of uveitis or even that she's not halter broke yet..just listed as "standoffish."
She was on here this morning viewing this thread a little after 6 am. She was on again doing the same at 3 pm.
At least now we know why she had tons of threads asking how to treat serious problems without calling a vet. It was a vet that reported her for neglect. Can't have vets out if your property is loaded with sick, injured and/or starving horses.
Many to most of her stock is listed as untouched "due to having no time" and yet she's had time to attend shows.
You jump in the saddle,
Hold onto the bridle!
Jump in the line!
Interesting news interview. Maria Hayes will have to deal with the consequences of her neglect in court and in the public eye. One thing that was positive is that the four horses which were thin in the winter are now in good weight according to this report. That is (or appears to be) a refreshing change from the usual starvation stories posted here, where years go by with repeated visits by authorities and the abuser never changes. I hope this is a bad chapter in her life and she has truly reformed, and her animals don't suffer any more.