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Trainer Arrested In Ohio - Horses in Need!

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  • Trainer Arrested In Ohio - Horses in Need!

    6 TB's and 1 mini pony and mini donkey were abandoned by Chad Moore, a trainer located in Bethel, Ohio. (near Cincinnati) There were also a number of dead horses found on the property.
    The surviving animals are in need of blankets, feed, and other supplies. The idenities of the TB's have not been released but may have been horses leased to Moore or horses he was training. He was known to have stalls at Beulah, Mountaineer, Riverdowns and Turfway.

  • #2
    Animal Control was alerted about a dead horse on the property back in February and is just looking into the matter now? Good grief.


    • #3
      So how is it that this guy even has his TB Trainers license still? They need to get rid of this kind of crap. They need to seize everything these people own and use the money to pay for the care of these animals. This is crazy they get a slap on the hand and just move on to do it again. Just look at the number of horses seized and surrendered here in Ocala the last month. Some of those people are repeat offenders at neglecting animals (Heinen) and there have still not been any charges filed against them.


      • #4
        give a heads up Anna Ford in Ohio (she may already know?):

        New Vocations Adoption Program
        Anna Ford, Program Director
        13580 Leeper-Perkins Rd
        Marysville, OH 43040
        PH: (937) 642-3171
        Cell: (614) 989-3926
        Fax: (937) 642-3177
        anna (at) horseadoption.com


        • #5
          Originally posted by rcloisonne View Post
          Animal Control was alerted about a dead horse on the property back in February and is just looking into the matter now? Good grief.
          I seriously hope that is a misprint and that it hasn't been 11 months since they were first alerted.


          • #6
            A lot more to this story...

            ...from what I've been reading on the ABR rescue forum.

            According to an Ohio rescue organization: in October, there were 30 alive; 28 horses, one mini horse, and one mini donkey. All that remain are 6 horses and the mini horse and donkey.

            This same rescue organization couldn't get the authorities to do anything. Another concerned citizen also tried to assist back in October by contacting the AC office and offering to help rehome or feed. A rep from the AC office told her that she was "sure" the horses were going to a safe place, and that the AC officer was there at that time.

            Since then, 22 of the 30 may have starved to death. At least 10 of them did.

            Here's the ongoing discussion at ABR:
            Last edited by Liberty; Dec. 31, 2009, 07:53 PM.
            Equus Keepus Brokus


            • Original Poster

              Animal control was notified 4 times last year with the first time being in February and then I believe they were out to the farm in Sept, Oct. and December. A local farrier drove by the farm on Monday and saw a dead horse in the field and called the sheriff and when they obtained a search warrant found the rest of the dead horses. There were 3 dead horses in stalls in the barn. It's very, very sad! I believe that most of the horses were not owned by Moore and he was leasing them or owners had sent them to him for training. There are lots of angry people in the county wanting to know how this could have happened!

              The surviving animals are now in the hands of the Humane Society at an unknown farm. I stopped into the Humane Society yesterday to see what they need and they are in need of feed, hay, wormer, blankets, weight gain supplements, halters, leads, brushes and grooming supplies and cash donations. They have set up an account with Bethel feed to take donations at 1-513-734-2246.
              The Clermont County Humane Society can be reached at 1-513-732-8854.


              • #8
                That's disgusting! Great big jingles for the surviving animals.
                Different Times Equestrian Ventures at Hidden Spring Ranch


                • #9
                  So they were out in Sept, Oct and Dec. but couldn't see that there were horses close to starving to death ?


                  • #10
                    For those not following this on ABR (link to that discussion in my earlier post), Moore has been arrested. Some very interesting reader comments on this story as well:
                    Equus Keepus Brokus


                    • #11
                      In the Throughbred Times:
                      Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:33 PM

                      Trainer connected with horse deaths at Ohio farm arrested

                      Trainer Chad Moore, connected with the death of at least ten animals at a Tate Township, Ohio farm, was arrested on Thursday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

                      Moore, 39, was arraigned on Thursday for an alleged probation violation related to nonsupport of children. He faces up to a year in prison for the probation violation and also has outstanding arrests warrants involving theft and driving under the influence of alcohol, the Enquirer reported.

                      If found guilty of cruelty to animals or abandoning animals Moore could face 90 days in jail for each charge.

                      Six Thoroughbreds, a donkey, and a pony were seized from the farm owned by Moore’s parents on Monday.

                      Also, the Kentucky Racing Commission suspended Moore effective on Wednesday for conduct detrimental to racing pending his appearance before the board of stewards to answer the charges of animal cruelty.


                      • #12
                        Awesome! About time they got rid of some of the crap.