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Man Drags Horse Behind Truck on Gravel Road

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  • Man Drags Horse Behind Truck on Gravel Road

    You know, there are some people I have no compunction about taking off the face of this earth. This guy just went to the top of my list.


    A Vian, Okla., man has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly using an all-terrain vehicle to drag a horse down a gravel road.

    Sequoyah County, Okla., Sheriff Ron Lockhart said that on Nov. 10 Sheriff's Department personnel responded to a call about an injured horse. Upon arriving at the scene they discovered the severely injured animal tied to a tree. Deputies later learned that the horse's owner, Reuben Houston, had allegedly tied the horse to a 4-wheeler and dragged it down a gravel road. Due to the severity of its injuries, the horse was euthanized by a veterinarian, Lockhart said.

    Houston was later charged with animal cruelty. He is free on bond, Lockhart said.

    Additional charges may be pending, Lockhart said.

    Houston was unavailable for comment.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    I'd like to describe what I want to do to the guy but I'm sure it isn't legal.
    a 501(c)3 organization helping 501(c)3 equine rescues


    • #3
      What a waste of oxygen.
      Quality Hunter Ponies


      • #4
        He shouldn't be free on bond. He should be locked up for his own protection...
        But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson


        • #5
          Originally posted by CVPeg View Post
          He shouldn't be free on bond. He should be locked up for his own protection...
          yup. That's just sick

          When I first saw the title of the thread I thought it was somehow accidental; this seems intentional. I can't fathom how anyone could do something like that to a horse, purposely.
          ....horses should be trained in such a way that they not only love their riders, but look forward to the time they are with them.
          ~ Xenophon, 350 B.C.


          • #6
            The guy needs to be beat bad. Here is a bit more info. http://sequoyahcountytimes.com/view/...ance=top_story


            • #7
              Where are RARA, PETA and HSUS now?


              • #8
                Why don't we all call/write/email the animal control, DA's office for this county & let our voices be heard.
                Then we can take turns dragging this trash down gravel roads until he's a bloody pulp.
                Producing horses with gentle minds & brilliant movement!


                • #9
                  Words fail me.
                  Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                  Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                  -Rudyard Kipling


                  • #10
                    I really hate people sometimes, this would be one of them...He is a total waste of space on this earth..double blech..


                    • #11
                      Ugh, why did I click on this? Disgusting... and how is this POS walking around right now, free? That poor horse.

                      Originally posted by Whitfield Farm Hanoverians View Post
                      Why don't we all call/write/email the animal control, DA's office for this county & let our voices be heard.
                      Then we can take turns dragging this trash down gravel roads until he's a bloody pulp.
                      Sequoyah County District Attorney Office
                      Sequoyah County Courthouse
                      120 East Chickasaw
                      Sallisaw, OK 74955
                      Telephone: (918) 775-9131

                      I believe the DA is Brian Kuester (according to my Googling).
                      Future Re-Rider
                      "Take care of your memories, for you cannot relive them." [Bob Dylan]


                      • #12
                        I will be calling that office tomorrow. I also posted this on facebook. This piece of crap deserves every bit of punishment possible.
                        2016 RRP Makeover Competitor www.EnviousBid.com


                        • #13
                          Looks like he has something wrong with him, doesn't it.
                          I'm not ignoring the rules. I'm interpreting the rules. Tamal, The Great British Baking Show


                          • #14
                            Welcome to Oklahoma. I've seen some of the worst horse abuse I've seen in my whole life since moving to Ok six years ago!! Horses are "livestock" for the most part and treated like sh**!! Poor horse. At least he isn't suffering any more.
                            Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma


                            • #15
                              Mike, you've gone dark on us I like the light airy happy stuff....

                              I'm too young to know about harsh reality.
                              "Dressage" is just a fancy word for flatwork


                              • Original Poster

                                Sorry, but this warranted posting.

                                Light airy happy stuff will resume tomorrow. Mini horse playing basketball.
                                "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by crosscreeksh View Post
                                  Welcome to Oklahoma. I've seen some of the worst horse abuse I've seen in my whole life since moving to Ok six years ago!! Horses are "livestock" for the most part and treated like sh**!! Poor horse. At least he isn't suffering any more.
                                  Nothing wrong with being livestock.
                                  There are laws against mistreatment of livestock.
                                  "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

                                  ...just settin' on the Group W bench.


                                  • #18
                                    This just sickens me. He should NOT be walking free.
                                    Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique


                                    • #19
                                      Sicko. The article says he drug it behind an ATV. Was it a pony rather than a horse. Seems like it would be hard to pull a full sized horse behind an ATV.


                                      • #20
                                        Never ceased to amaze me that people like this exist....