RodeoCowgirl504

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  1. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    I personally have an issue with my own horses possibly heading that route. I said my MOTHER is and was raised pro-slaughter, NOT me. I have my own opinions on the subject. Sorry if that wasn't written clearly enough in the first place. On "cutting my losses on the other two"- not going to happen as long as I have any say so in it or can do anything to change that. One has been in the family about 11 years and the other has been many years as well. The mare I took on due to her history & to be honest I felt bad for her. However, I've never had the connection with her I had with the boys and I do think I mentioned here that I had previously been considering selling her. I do feel it is important to note that I would NOT have chosen to auction any of my horses, I would have found a buyer privately that I felt was a match. That is why I said I was MAINLY concerned with this mare not being on a kill truck. I am attempting to make sure she is not headed that way and am prepared to buy her back myself or have someone else do so if that is the case. If she ended up with a GOOD home and they don't want to sell her I would likely give them her papers as they certainly do me no good now and she deserves to have that with her.
  2. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    My Mother was raised and is pro-slaughter. Just for the record on all of that aspect. So those details probably wouldn't affect her. If it was the 2 geldings it likely would but she has not ever liked this mare (due to her issues).
  3. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    Heidi, can you be my adopta-Mom?
  4. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    Heidi, I'm not going to comment back on the family issue since while they are severely frustrating me and I know they are blackmailing me with the only thing that they have over my head I will not continually run their names through the dirt. I refuse to sink to their childish level on this. The only reason I even mentioned family was involved was in hopes everyone would understand that this situation is a bit touchier than just "omg someone stole my mare out of my pasture when I wasn't home". I will admit trusting them after this may never happen and I certainly will NOT forget this. Thank you for letting me know that I can contact NetPosse without actually filing those charges. I briefly looked over it when she first came up missing but in my upset state (not that I'm not upset now, but am more clear thinking) I took it to be ONLY for theft and with charges filed. I'll look at it again. ANYONE who would like a copy of the poster to post in their area or local auctions PLEASE PM me with your email or I can give you my FB info and it is posted there. I have posters going to Belle Plain and Waukon this weekend as well as people to keep an eye out for her. Thanks again.
  5. Branding

    Thank you for the info. When I get everything arranged with the boys so they are free and clear in my name and possession I will certainly look into this. I only wish I had considered it sooner
  6. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    Apps, thanks for the suggestions. You've been very helpful. I think since we where able to talk reasonably and not argue last night (fyi- I did not even bring up the mare. I only talked to her about my reasoning on moving the boys which she was amicable too) I will bring up her signing them over to me and whether I will have to purchase them or not the next time I speak to her.
  7. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    nick, to answer your question...at the moment it is winter in WIS and since I don't even have an indoor I rarely ride due to ice. During the summer (when it is not prom season -job related- and I am not taking college classes at all) I typically ride in the mornings when it's cool since I don't work at the store until 11am. I also get off work early 1 or 2 nights a week and haul to one of the local barrel races when I can. I can usually keep that up throughout the fall. I am able to plan my work schedule around my school and horse activities for the most part.
  8. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    Agreed, and it is a very horrible place to be in. As long as I have contact with the boys I will be the one to care for them and provide for them even if it comes back to bite me in the end. I already have a plan for someone to buy them if they come up for sale and my Mom really likes both of them so I don't even suspect that but AM prepared for it. I do honestly believe she'd be hard pressed to prove ownership as would I because the papers on them where NOT transferred (and in fact Cody's have long ago been lost). All vet work, coggins, etc is in my name and paid for by me. So I don't know how any of that would go legally and quite frankly I sincerely hope I don't have to. I think at this point she is going to let me move them and I suspect when this all blows over (which will be awhile, I can not simply just forgive her for this one unfortanetly) she may sign them over to me because quite frankly she doesn't want to be responsible for them and I hate the fact that it could end up in court. Id prefer to completely have control over them: off her property, in my name, all financial responsibility is mine, etc. Anyways, that's my vent for the moment. Thank you for the support and advice. This situation just sucks. I feel like if I DON'T continue to search for her I will regret it but if I lose all of them over looking for her I'll regret it more. I hope that makes sense and doesn't sound heartless. I am still trying to look for her but I just don't think I can actually press the charges without totally screwing myself over in ALL aspects not just the horses (family, I work in a family business so it would completely affect my finances which would then affect my horse ownership/care/etc) BLAHHHHHHHHH!~!!!
  9. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    I have been informed by both my Mother and my Grandmother that if I continue any type of police investigation or press charges that my other horses will be sold. 2 out of the 3 left are currently on the property and THOSE horses (not this one that was actually sold without my permission ironically) where purchased in part by both of them as I was much younger then (11 and 16 respectively) so therefore they actually do have the right to do that whether it's morally wrong or not and whether or not I have been paying for their care. I won't have a legal leg to stand on with them I'm afraid. This is also why I can't just up and move the boys off of my Mother's property without her permission. THIS WHOLE SITUATION IS JUST VERY FRUSTRATING!!! Here is the general break down: Cody & Okie are currently on my Mother's property and where purchased for me when I was a minor. They are my rodeo horses and I've had them both for many years. Slurpie (my BS paint) is currently off of that property, I purchased her myself when I was 18 and keep her elsewhere so she is completely in the clear. Classie (the horse this post is about) I traded for when I was 19, and was not anyone else's horse or purchased by anyone else. Sooo...I'm feeling stuck. Do I continue on pressing charges and searching for her and risk my boys or do I just fold in the cards on this one and give up to protect them? This is so difficult since it is family and other than this my Mom has helped me a lot. I am FURIOUS with her for this and still very worried about Classie but I just don't know what the best decision is. Can I still contact NetPosse even if I don't actually go through with pressing charges? Help please I would really like to find a way to locate this mare just to make sure she is safe. I just don't know how to approach the situation. On a SLIGHTLY better note: My Mom had made a comment via text yesterday that she was going to bill me for the electric bill & the equine liability policy. I'm already paying for all of their maintenance and care expenses mind you. I was able to actually calmly speak to her on the phone last night and I explained that while I don't believe she's wrong in asking me to pay those expenses because they are horse related that if I am going to have to pay that much money I feel it would be best for me to take the horses to a boarding facility even if she feels the need to approve it first. This is for several reasons. I don't have an arena at my Mom's and if I'm going to be spending more I may as well be at a nicer facility. I also feel like it would be a lot better on our family relationships if we are going to have one. In addition between work and school I am a very busy person so at this point it would take some stress off of me as well to have that type of situation. She actually did agree to my points and didn't get mad so maybe she will be amicable to that change. I'm hoping I can get her to agree to it because I feel like it would be easier for me to pursue tracking down Classie if they are at a boarding stable somewhere where I have signed the contract considering I do pay all the bills and the contract would be in my name. Am I correct or no?
  10. Branding

    This is something I am seriously considering after this whole fiasco. My one QH gelding is grey so a freeze brand on him would simply kill the hair follicle and he wouldn't grow any hair there correct? Does anyone know why it kills the follicle on a white/grey but makes it grow back white on another colored animal? I guess being here is Wis I'm not up to date on all of this branding stuff or how to go about doing so but it's definitely something I am now interested in. How do you go about having a brand created? What's it cost to get a branding iron (I assume this is still used in a freeze brand, please correct me if I'm incorrect)? Can you do it yourself or does someone else have to do it? How do you register it? Department of ag? Also, what are the pros/cons to freeze brands vs. the regular hot brands? I assume it's a bit less painful. If it makes a difference I currently have a grey and sorrel QH as well as a sorrel paint but she is breeding stock (& for the record not located on the same property as the others).
  11. Branding

    This is something I am seriously considering after this whole fiasco. My one QH gelding is grey so a freeze brand on him would simply kill the hair follicle and he wouldn't grow any hair there correct? Does anyone know why it kills the follicle on a white/grey but makes it grow back white on another colored animal? I guess being here is Wis I'm not up to date on all of this branding stuff or how to go about doing so but it's definitely something I am now interested in. How do you go about having a brand created? What's it cost to get a branding iron (I assume this is still used in a freeze brand, please correct me if I'm incorrect)? Can you do it yourself or does someone else have to do it? How do you register it? Department of ag? Also, what are the pros/cons to freeze brands vs. the regular hot brands? I assume it's a bit less painful. If it makes a difference I currently have a grey and sorrel QH as well as a sorrel paint but she is breeding stock (& for the record not located on the same property as the others).
  12. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    Equi - I'm not disputing your points at all. Hindsight 20/20 I suppose. I know I've made mistakes and she has made mistakes and I'm not entirely blaming her. At this time, I'm just trying to be sure she went to a private buyer and not a kill truck at the very least. I just want the peace of mind of that and I don't think that is too much to ask.
  13. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    People, all I am trying to do is locate my mare. The only reason I posted this is for ideas regarding ways to track her down because I have not personally dealt with any type of situation with horse theft or horses being sold without the owners consent before. Regardless of your opinion of me or the situation I am simply asking for ideas from those have either been in a situation like this or dealt with something similar.
  14. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    Quote From WiBarrelGirl on BHW (who did have this mare temporarily between trading someone else and then me aquiring her): As far as sides of the story, I can give you an outsider view, looking in. Classie was originally my horse. I got her in trade for putting some time on two other horses. She was abused as a baby and her current owner just felt she did not have the time or knowledge to work her past her issues and make her rideable. She is a nice mare overall, with decent conformation and papers so I intended on putting some time on her and seeing what she became. A couple weeks after getting her I found out I was pregnant and was no longer able to continue training horses and due to her unpredictability from her abusive past she was a hazard for me to be around while pregnant. The OP liked her and I traded her for her laid back, old seasoned horse that I was able to ride while pregnant. Fast forward to this past summer and I was no longer able to keep said horse due to finances, etc. OP wanted him back as he has been in the family for many, many years and was her HS Rodeo horse, etc. I was going to take Classie back and hauled the old gelding down to them and intended on loading Classie up and taking her home with me. The mare would not load into my two horse trailer, we tried for hours. She will, however load into a stock trailer. So I left horseless intending to come back with a stock trailer. On my way home I thought about her unpredictablity and the way she flipped herself over multiple times instead of loading and realized she was not a horse I wanted around my children who go with me to the barn or around the barn owners grand daughters. I called the OP and told her I did not want the horse and that if they wanted me to come get her I would be selling her. Well that was a good 6 months ago. I was told the OP didnt want me to come get her, she had grown attached and wanted to keep her. I said that was fine and GAVE her the mare. SHE has her papers. Fast forward again to last Fri. I get a call from OP mother asking when Im coming to get Classie. I tell her that I had already informed OP I didnt want the horse and I had assumed she had discussed this with her mom, etc. as I had heard nothing in months. Mother informs me that if I dont come get her she will be leaving either way. I assumed by that she meant she would be telling OP to get the horse off her property. OP's mother tells me horse will be leaving Monday, I assume, again, OP is aware of this and is moving the mare to another barn to board her. Turns out OP's mother put her on a trailer to Iowa for an auction. I can say I DO see both sides. If OP's mother did not want the horse on her property, that is her right. However I find it WRONG to ship the horse off to a sale without giving any actual notice to the OP that she wants the horse gone by a certain date. OP does OWN THIS HORSE. That is not to be mistaked. OP has the mares papers and all legal rights to her. The main concern at this point is just finding out if the mare is on a kill truck or not. I can also say that I have known the OP for several years and had the OP's mother told Op that she wanted the mare gone by Mon. morning (when she shipped horse off) OP would have moved the horse. She has several options on where to take her.
  15. Stolen Horse Wis/iowa-This Is My Horse!

    Roo, those horses have been in the family for roughly 8 yrs and 11 yrs I believe. She said right in front of the officer she doesn't care if they stay she just didn't like her and thought she was crazy. Will be working on that though also.