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Family Equine of Groton NY / SELLING INJURED HORSE

1 90 OLD PERUVILLE LANE 13073GROTON, United States Review updated:
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TM Pepper McGoo was recently Diagnosed with Dorsal Spinous Process Inpingement AKA: Kissing Spine
This damage was done to him by Robert and Lorraine Aichele LAST year before they sold him to me as 100% sound. The pictures and videos they have posted on the internet of him in perfect health right after they bought him and the pictures that I have on the day of his arrival to me proves that he was abused. This disease is caused by being ridden too young, with a heavy rider, an ill fitting saddle, and being ridden too often. The Aicheles recently posted a video of Lorraine Aichele riding McGoo when he had just arrived at their farm. He was 3 years old - ready to turn 4. The video shows an extremely overweight woman bouncing up and down HARD over and over again on McGoos back. His back legs are moving faster at the trot than his front legs because of his back pain and to compensate for the extra weight. His slideshow pictures also prove that he lost a significant amount of muscle mass while in their care. The Aicheles also show McGoo - underweight- being ridden to death in lessons. I also have a picture of McGoo being ridden on their farm with a swollen knee courtesy of one of their former employees. The large animal hospital that did his diagnostic tests have SEEN all of the videos and slideshows. They have also seen all of my evidence and am standing behind me and this horse 1000% - and NOT in the Aicheles favor.

The Aicheles both admitted to me in 2 separate occasions that McGoo had been bucking and that he had a bulge in his spine and a chiropractor stated he had rolled on shale rock and he fixed McGoo right up. FYI: Chiropractors don't touch horses with Kissing Spines because SURGERY is needed for this condition.
McGoo has been bucking for almost one year straight - AFTER 10 months of training. He went into a bucking frenzy out of the blue 2 weeks ago, I managed to stay on but got off him immediately. He had a huge knot in his spine and his back was having multiple spasms. I called my Vet down on an ER basis to help him. Further tests were recommended.
Diagnostic Tests revealed extensive DSP Impingement aka: Kissing Spine, scar tissue and vertabrae that overlapped each other to include an old back injury (crack in his spine). His left knee is still enlarged, his feet have turned outwards even more, and with upper limb problems. He can never be ridden again and he is only FIVE years old. He needs very expensive spinal surgery done at a large animal hospital.
I have a choice - to either have him humanely euthanized OR to surrender him to the ASPCA - exactly what I should have done last year when Robert Aichele delivered McGoo to me in such deplorable condition.
I have chosen to surrender him to the ASPCA so that he is protected from animal abusers like Lorraine and Robert Aichele who buy young underweight horses at auctions and ride them into the ground while their backs and growth plates are still developing.
The ASPCA knows everything - will have all of my evidence - and this horse will get the care he needs or put out of his misery. I certainly don't have the heart to see him euthanized.
McGoo is a very brave little horse who is gentle and kind. He is trained to police horse standards and took care of of me even while his back must have been killing him. I only rode him at a walk 3x a week on grass for 3o minutes at a time with an 8lb Treeless Saddle. His back finally gave out.
Lucky for him - and hopefully unlucky for the Aicheles.

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  • Fo
      28th of Aug, 2008
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    good. its about time they get in trouble with the aspca for animal abuse. most horses they sell are cold backed and buck. i should know. I used to work there. email me and i will tell you everything.

  • Sh
      29th of Aug, 2008
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    I would appreciate whatever you can send me or anyone else out there. I am surrending him to the ASPCA this week as well as transferring ownership so they will be the legal owners on his AQHA registration papers. They have been turned in to the ASPCA before, and they are getting turned in again by ME with McGoo in the flesh as EVIDENCE. They sold a horse to the wrong person - a MAJOR BIG MOUTH animal and civil rights activist who will not back down when a wrong has been done to an innocent living being.

  • Sh
      30th of Aug, 2008
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    And a SPECIAL THANKS to Family Equine's own Ring Master Extrordinaire aka: SHADY LADY @
    www.MySpace.com/tobyscowgirl for posting the picture of McGoo being ridden by a VERY HEAVY woman with his LEFT KNEE SWOLLEN. And a tie down is attached to control a LAME horse. Wow! Says it all. Nice picture of Lorraine too!
    BRAVO!

  • Fo
      1st of Sep, 2008
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    shady lady put up pictures of the aicheles doing mounted security at the cayuga fair. she even took a photo of one of their sale horses with it's leg soaking in a bucket of water. i hope you were able to print that one out too. anything to make a buck.

  • Sh
      3rd of Sep, 2008
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    The ASPCA picked up McGoo this morning September 3, 2008. I gave them all of my evidence against Robert & Lorraine Aichele of Family Equine. Although, as they put it, McGoo's numerous scars and permanently swollen knees were enough evidence. Because of his back problem, he drags his back feet when he walks now. It is very sad but hopefully they can help him. I really want to thank the people who used to work and volunteer for the Aicheles, their customers, residents who have dealt with them, those who have sent me pictures and many letters to support my claim against them.
    When I get copies of all of the paperwork from the ASPCA, each and every bit of evidence will be posted on Myspace.com.
    Enjoy your new home McGoo. You are in the right place - finally.

  • Fe
      19th of Sep, 2008
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    I copied and pasted this right off the AQHA's website to prove that TM PEPPER MCGOO is now owned by the HUMANE SOCIETY aka: ASPCA. Lorraine and Robert Aichele of Family Equine delivered an injured and neglected horse to me in 2007. Evidence is ON RECORD that proves Robert and Lorraine Aichele sell injured, lame, sick, neglected, and UNSOUND horses. After trying to help this horse for well over one year, I transfered ownership of my horse over to THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES. He will never be abused or put out into the "auction" or "for sale" system ever again. Stay away from these people. Their horses are NOT what they advertise them to be ie: trail and road safe, husband horse, kid safe, ... how can they be? They buy them from the most deplorable auctions all over the US, truck them back to NY, and then without any rest or chance to chill out, they force them to do lessons, camp, rope cows, in their riding ARENA. Robert and Lorraine Aichele 's NFP Patchwork Therapeutic Riding Center is another fraud. They are NOT and I repeat NOT affiliated with The New York State Special Olympics as they state on their website, or any other childrens organization that they recently removed from it. (Call or write the NYS Special Olympics, ...I did)
    Here is McGoo's Registration information. 1 year and 2 months and $14, 000 later.

    HORSE OWNERSHIP SUMMARY
    REG. NO. HORSE'S NAME COLOR SEX DATE FOAL ST
    4382544 TM PEPPER MC GOO SORREL GELDING 05/08/2003 SD

    SIRE DAM MATERNAL GRANDSIRE
    3898781 IM MARLIN HIGHBROW 3679098 JAZZY LITTLE PEPPER 3325283 ANNIES LITTLE PEPPER

    DESCRIPTION NAME ADDRESS DATE OF SALE DATE TRANSFER RECORDED
    BREEDER : BRIAN OR AUDRA SCHWEIGERT SAINT CHARLES, SD N/A N/A
    CURRENT OWNER : HUMANE SOCIETY/PCA/ROCH/NY FAIRPORT, NY 09/03/2008 09/15/2008
    2ND PREV OWNER : SHELLY & EDWARD CAMACHO PITTSFORD, NY 07/03/2007 08/21/2007
    3RD PREV OWNER : ROBERT AICHELE GROTON, NY 04/16/2007 05/04/2007
    4TH PREV OWNER : TERRY MOODY LETCHER, SD 05/08/2003 N/A

  • Wh
      21st of Jan, 2010
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    REGARDING ROBERT AICHELE POSTED ON FAMILY EQUINE WEBSITE JANUARY 21, 2010:

    Due to the passing of Fred Aichele in August of 2009, Mr. Robert Aichele has closed Aichele Family Equine Sales and Lorraine Aichele will continue to run "Family Equine Sales". Robert Aichele has removed himself from the horse business in March 2009, the farm in July 2009 and takes up residence someplace in Elmira area. Although Lorraine has had an extremely hard time with this break, Mr. Aichele has broken records taking up a new relationship with a coworker. Lorraine will continue the sales on a part time basis. Thank you for understanding.

    IF HE CHEATED ON HIS WIFE, HE HAD NO PROBLEM CHEATING HIS CUSTOMERS

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