Forest Stearns torturing horse to death.
by Dale Williams
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – In a 6 hour ‘training’ session, local outfitter Forest Stearns, owner of Stearns Outfitters, tortured a horse until it died after it kicked at a farrier. Afterwards, as he was washing blood off a saddle, he explained to lifelong friend Robin Winters “The horse died of a [censored] heart attack. Are you happy now?”
Stearns, 63, was employing what some trainers believe to be the only way to break a horse’s spirit and train it. The method involves tying a horse’s legs together and throwing it on the ground. Trainers freely admit, however, that Stearns went beyond training and was torturing the horse. “As a horseman with over 50 years of experience, both from the old school and the new, I view this method of training as unacceptable, unnecessary and cruel. While not one to stick my nose into other people’s business, I couldn’t help but be troubled watching this video, and felt sorry for the horse,” Grant Golliher, author of Chasing a Dream: A Horseman’s Memoir, said. “Sometimes out of frustration and even desperation, we as humans resort to inhumane practices, some of which I was guilty of myself before I learned a better way. Ignorance is usually the culprit.”
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