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  • Just heard the remains of Credit Card found?

    A cousin in AR just posted that they have located the remains of Credit Card, the last of the 5 horses stolen from SAU still missing. Can anyone confirm this? What a horrible ending to this awful saga if it is true

    Nevermind, just confirmed it.http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/....lahoma/?sports

    So sorry for everyone involved in this loss
    Last edited by rustbreeches; Nov. 25, 2011, 08:52 PM. Reason: Just confirmed
    Originally posted by The Saddle
    Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.

  • #2
    The link came back with "page not found", but that is sad news.
    There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams


    • Original Poster

      Ok, maybe this one will work. If not, could someone smarter please help me out and post a link.
      Originally posted by The Saddle
      Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.


      • #4
        That's just terrible. I was so hoping that they would find him alive.

        I had wondered if maybe he was also tied to a tree somewhere, but wasn't found like the others. I hope that wasn't the case, though. It's just too sad for words.


        • #5
          Sadly it appears to be true


          My heart goes out to his owner. I hope they find these rotten pigs.


          • #6
            My condolences to the owner. I was so happy to hear when the others were recovered alive and I was really hoping for a good outcome for this guy. Poor thing.
            exploring the relationship between horse and human


            • #7
              Now that just breaks my heart. There is no animal half as heartless as a human being. Our capacity for greatness is mirrored by our capacity for horror.


              • #8
                I sure hope they can catch whoever did this. My heart breaks for the horse's owner today.
                There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams


                • #9
                  My condolences to Credit Card's owner. I am so sorry Credit Card was not found alive.

                  I sincerely hope the local sheriff will pursue this case, and arrest someone for this horrible crime.


                  • #10
                    That is so horrible. I assume people usually steal horses so they can sell them and make some cash... Obviously that's a horrible thing to do, but this is on an entirely different level. It's downright evil. Why the hell would you steal a horse just to let him die? My heart goes out to his owner, I can't imagine how they must be feeling right now. It makes me sick to my stomach. I hope they find whoever did this and punish them to the full extent of the law. Human beings can be truly awful creatures.


                    • #11
                      They should still hang horse thieves.

                      Godspeed Credit Card.
                      FMO:OMG I almost put my eye out hunting clique.


                      • #12
                        Very sad. Pathetic excuses for human beings that would do such a thing.
                        "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                        Spay and neuter. Please.


                        • #13
                          So sad, why would someone do such a thing? I can't for the life of me wrap my brain around it. I hope they catch whoever did this!


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RedmondDressage View Post
                            That is so horrible. I assume people usually steal horses so they can sell them and make some cash...
                            Presumably they panicked when they realized the media attention this got?

                            It is truly inconceivable. The poor owners.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nes View Post
                              Presumably they panicked when they realized the media attention this got?

                              It is truly inconceivable. The poor owners.
                              That's what I'd guess, or maybe a plan to sell them fell through for other reasons. I doubt they just took them for the heck of it unless it's some weird rivalry thing carried out by a crazy person or something.
                              exploring the relationship between horse and human


                              • #16
                                Very sad. RIP. My thoughts and prayers are with all involved.
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                                • #17
                                  Very sorry. I hope they throw the book at the thieves. RIP Credit Card.
                                  Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
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                                  • #18
                                    Nothing I read says how the horse died, I suppose it COULD have been an accident or "natural" causes (colic, etc). But that does not mean they are not responsible. It doesn't sound like professional thieves, I'd be willing to bet that it was a competitor or someone with a grudge against someone on the team. It seems as though it was timed to disrupt the team's competition and the horses and equipment were just put somewhere.

                                    Professional thieves (or even just smart ones) would have had those horses and equipment hauled several states away and sold at different auctions. Same with the tack. Don't know how easy it is to sell a "hot" trailer. It sounds like at least there are no shortage of suspects.

                                    This link has video of the living horses.
                                    Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

                                    Proud Closet Canterer! Member Riders with Fibromyalgia clique.


                                    • #19
                                      Sounds to me that they were stolen and tied up somewhere close to disrupt the competition and whos to say that with the poor care CC did not pass away during the 2 wks they were missing and the body taken and dumped out of state to prevent it being found.

                                      The video states that the found horses had lost much weight and condition. With that sort of acute neglect it is possible that it was a catalyst to CC colicing etc causing his death.

                                      My guess is a grudge , prank gone very wrong , or school/team rival. Either way I hope they find those responsible and prosecute them to the fullest.

                                      I know a long time ago school pranks happened and team rivalry sometimes led to the kidnapping of mascots etc but in all Ive read and heard about .. the animals were always taken care of. Its sad that people have become so selfish and self serving.
                                      "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"


                                      • #20
                                        Anyone remember the Cheerleader mom who had her daughter's rival's (for the squad) mother murdered? So the girl would be to upset to worry about cheerleading. It is just amazing how people get twisted up in competitions that will mostly end up forgotten by anyone who wasn't actually involved.
                                        Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

                                        Proud Closet Canterer! Member Riders with Fibromyalgia clique.