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Pictorial evidence against horse dealers Robert and Lorraine Aichele owners of Family Equine of Central NewYork.

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  • Sh
      3rd of Jul, 2008
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    Evidence against the Aicheles at

    ***Today, July 3, 2008, is 1 year to the date that Robert Aichele delivered McGoo to me in grossly neglected condition (cuts, abrasions, swollen knees, neglected feet, etc). Today, McGoo had his annual PE Wellness Exam by my Vet.
    Now that the bloody cuts and abrasions on the insides of his knees have healed, my Vet noticed numerous straight scars consistent with a prior surgery probably done to correct his poor confirmation and would have been done as a foal. She showed me where the screws would be if consistent with all of the straight scarring. She has scheduled McGoo for a digital Xray on July 31, st that will confirm whether he had a previous surgery and the digital Xrasy will show the screws in place. He has gained exactly 200 lbs in the past year and weighs 940 lbs (740lbs day of arrival). She said due to his knee deformity and poor confirmation, McGoo cannot ever have a heavy rider on him and that my weight of 115 lbs is perfect for him and will not damage his legs. After showing her a picture of Lorraine riding McGoo, she stated he should never have been ridden with such a heavy weight on his back, especially when he was underweight and dehydrated. I showed her the slide show the Aicheles have posted which certainly confirms animal abuse to include a picture of a horse they have up for sale at the moment AQHA Watch Josie Bar. "Josie" JUST turned 3 on May 10, 2005 and is also about 200 lbs underweight as McGoo was last year YET Lorraine is riding her and they are using her as a camp and lesson horse and more evidence of animal abuse. They even admit they bought her from a drought state - Illiniois (probably CJ Oakwood). The other mare they have up for sale and ridden by Lorraine for over 1 year- Trixie- failed her frontal Flexion exam and the Aicheles reduced her price by $1, 000. This is a lame horse they are selling - stating on Horsetopia NOT SOUND. Yet on their website, they don't mention that at all and state that she can compete, rope, barrel race, basically do it ALL... A HORSE THAT FAILED HER FLEXION EXAM.

    ****Here is the write up from todays exam. It will be posted on my Myspace page next week. On July 31st or a few days after, McGoo's digital Xrays and results will be posted, as well.

    History: Bought from internet last year. At arrival was in poor condition- feet neglected-underweight- had swollen knees at purchase etc. Shelley changed diet and care and he has thrived. Noted confirmation of knock knees and toe out.
    Bilateral carpus valgus, probrably from birth with the left leg worse than the right. Scars on distal medial aspect of radius bones bilaterally from previous trauma or possible from previous surgery to correct carpal valgus.
    10% reduced range of motion of right knee, 20% reduced range of motion of left knee. Both hocks have slightly curbed appearance.
    Well fed and healthy coat. Content and calm. Despite the crooked leg confirmation is not lame.
    Radiographs of knees to be performed to look for evidence of prior surgery or osteoarthritis associated with scars. Most of the issues in his legs are in his upper limbs and it is unlikely that corrective shoeing will change these.
    Due to the untimely passing of ...Shelley has switched farriers and Esco Buff will be taking over the work.
    BTW Esco Buff is WORLD renouned and as expensive as hell but my horses are worth it.
    So here is my update 1 year later.
    Happy Anniversary

  • Sh
      25th of Jun, 2008
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  • Sh
      11th of Jun, 2008
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  • Sh
      11th of Jun, 2008
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    I have added a lot of VIDEOS of McGoo when he was delivered to me on my MySpace website as well as a tape recorded telephone conversation I had with Bob Aichele on June 25th, 2007. Lorraine- you may like to hear how BOB lovingly described you. There are also videos of Bob and Lorraine when they were at my farm. Guess they never saw the security cameras. They were either too busy lying or too busy beating the ### out of McGoo. There are also videotapes and pictures that the Aicheles former employees and customers have sent me posted.

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