Last August my shoer told me he had a buyer for my good gelding, and I let him take him up to Apple Valley for a tryout, because I had known Steve for 25 years. After he had him up there two days and called me back and told me he wanted to keep the horse for himself and to make him a deal. I made a deal and suddenly quit hearing from him. Poof! Did not return calls, no one had seen him, no one knew where the horse was... WTH??? I had nothing to go on but spread the word and one of my friends that lives up there offered to do some investigation for me and put the word out face to face with people she knew, opening up her whole network for me... and Last week she found out where he was. The shoer had gotten thrown in jail and had asked his buddies to keep the horse for him until he got out. Well his "buddy" put my good gelding in a freaking RENT STRING and starved him down to nothing, wore his feet down to nubs and got him all chewed up by other horses. Here is what he looked like when Steve took him. and here is how he looked when Dee Dee picked him up!!!!!