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Noted Equestrian Author Convicted of Horse Abuse

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  • Noted Equestrian Author Convicted of Horse Abuse

    You just can't believe everything you read these days. Look at the books she has published and then what she was convicted for.

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

  • #2

    Sick. Sick. Sick.
    Barn rat for life


    • #3
      Wowza. People really are not what they seem at all, at all, are they?
      "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


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        • #5
          That's revolting.


          • #6
            What? She was so busy writing books she forgot she had her own horses? Just amazing...
            There is no such thing as "bad" horsemanship or "good" horsemanship. There is simply Horsemanship or the absence thereof.



            • #7
              well that is truly revolting..hope she goes to jail.


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


                  • #10
                    "Understanding Horse Behaviour, Inside your Horse’s Mind and Realise Your Horse’s True Potential" How about understanding that your horses need BASIC CARE, first and foremost??

                    I just hope the B*tch gets some serious jail time for this.
                    Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

                    Originally posted by DottieHQ
                    You're just jealous because you lack my extensive koalafications.


                    • #11
                      The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
                      H. Cate


                      • #12
                        Let Horses Be Horses: The Horse Owner's Guide to Ethical Training and Management by Lesley Skipper

                        oh the irony.


                        • #13
                          Does it seem like a disproportionate number of neglected horses are arabian mares and stallions?


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by blackstallion2 View Post
                            Does it seem like a disproportionate number of neglected horses are arabian mares and stallions?
                            Not around here.
                            The latest was last week, they found 50 animals, including some horses, minis, donkeys, who knows what else half starved and some dead already.

                            They did put the fellow in jail and are trying to bring the animals not too far gone back.

                            You just never know who will go off the deep end and not take proper care, or worse, directly abuse animals.

                            Was not some CA trainer, that even made it to the olympic team, lately also found with some very, very skinny horses?


                            • #15
                              Holy cow. Get a load of the prices of some of her books!! If she sold many, she could surely afford a shoer and some feed and someone to clean the barn.

                              Oddly, I've never heard or read of her..........
                              GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!


                              • #16
                                Never heard of her.
                                "And I'm thinking you weren't burdened with an overabundance of schooling." - Capt Reynolds "Firefly"


                                • #17
                                  Wasn't there a similar revelation a while back that Jane Smiley sent one of her mares to slaughter? I vaguely seem to remember something about that...
                                  "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

                                  Graphite/Pastel Portraits


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Velvet View Post
                                    Never heard of her.
                                    LOL, that was my thought also. WHO?
                                    I wasn't always a Smurf
                                    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
                                    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                                    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.


                                    • #19
                                      I had only heard of her because I enjoyed reading Sylvia Loch's articles and Lesley Skipper was affiliated with her group in the UK and wrote articles for Sylvia's newsletter
                                      "The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli"


                                      • #20
                                        I had also never heard of her, but that is not uncommon either.

                                        I do think it is petty to call her on her weight.
                                        That would be like calling me on my short height.

                                        I think abusers and people that don't take at least minimum standard care of their animals come in all sizes, ages and sexes.

                                        I wonder how anyone gets by without someone catching on before it gets so bad?

                                        The fellow here had been "taking in" any one "unwanted" animal thru Craiglist ads.
                                        Lately there had been warnings about not giving any to him, he was not taking the best care.
                                        Guess so, by the time animal control stepped in, there were some dead ones.

                                        I think that, like with child abuse, the more publicity, the more the general public is aware this happens and maybe can help stop this before it gets so bad.