If you all are unfamiliar with her story, check out the previous two posts... her story has caused quite a sensation here locally in Phoenix. She's attracted a lot of attention in the news, and LUV Shack is just FLOODED with requests for volunteers and whatnot right now.
Not much happened over the weekend regarding the possible legal case against the accused abuser, Wayne Tolliver - at least nothing has come up in my RSS feed. It is currently unclear if he was actually seen punching her in the face (as was originally accused of doing to cause the damage to her head), but it has been confirmed that he was picking up the mare to 'put her down' and then take the body to a rendering plant. Whether he was doing it for his own profit or to really help out her prior owner is also to be determined.
I'll keep posting news on her case as I get it, I know you all want to know what happens as much as I do!
Our Monday Madness Post was sent to me via email last week, and I have to admit, I had to really read this one a few times to figure out what the sellers were trying to say.
Ad Text: 4 YEAR OLD PAINT GELDING - $500 (MILLERSBURG) I am looking for a good home for this very sweet and gentle 14.0 hand gelding. He is 4 years old. He has very good ground manners, with no bad habits. He has a puppy dog presence to him. And love attention. UTD on all shots including negative coggins. He is on a regular farrier and worming schedule. He has front shoes on. His teeth were done in Aug. 2009.
I would like to place him in a new home as a Pasture Buddy or Possibly a Pony Ride Home. He has some type of a stomach upset that keeps him from wanting to do anything faster than a walk. He is good under saddle at a walk, stop, and back up. Just for some reason when ask to go faster than a walk he refuses. He has not been seen by a vet for this issue. I cannot afford to dump money into him to see what his problem could be. I am a big trail rider and he is not working out for that type of job.
He is a safe and trustworthy little horse that I would put children on for pony rides.
Due to his unexplained issue I am FORCED to sell him As Is.
I don't want this nice little guy to end up at a auction someplace. I like him way to much for that.
I am asking $500 or Best Offer. If you could give Cochise a loving home please come to me with a offer.
The ad reads pretty well for the first paragraph. Its when you read further into it that things start making your head spin...
Its one line that I had to go back and read two or three times because I nearly missed it. I could not figure out why the ad had been sent to me. Once I finally realized what the 'issue' was, things made perfect sense.
He has some type of a stomach upset that keeps him from wanting to do anything faster than a walk.
Yet...he's UTD on all shots. Does that mean they are giving their own shots? I am aware that there are some feed and tack stores that will sell the most common vacc's over the counter. I've bought them for my dogs and cats. I would have done so as well with my mare when I had her, but by the time they were due again, I no longer had her.
They paid to have his teeth floated, but won't pay to have this mysterious 'stomach ailment' checked out?
UNBELIEVABLE! Not wanting to 'dump money' into a horse that they claim they like 'way too much' to see him dumped at an auction makes absolutely NO FREAKING SENSE!!! Don't wanna dump money into him.... no its not because you don't want to, its because you're too damn cheap and lazy to get up and call the damn vet!
Or maybe, just maybe, this pony is smarter than the sellers, and has figured out if he acts sick, he gets out of work!
That to me sounds like a pony I'd LOVE to have!
He's really cute too!
(OK, after playing around with the size of the first photo, it looks like there is something messed up with his front legs. I assure you that its just the photo, and the way that blogger made it bigger. I can't reverse it, and after deleting and re-uploading it several times, it does the same thing each time. Oh well. Just thought I'd throw that out there, because his legs do look really messed up LOL! )