Horse Case Investigated in SD

Horse Case Investigated in SD

There are 21 comments on the KSFY-TV Sioux Falls story from Jul 8, 2009, titled Horse Case Investigated in SD. In it, KSFY-TV Sioux Falls reports that:

Authorities in Stanley County are investigating the theft and apparent abuse of a successful rodeo barrel-racing horse.

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bcat

Pierre, SD

#1 Jul 11, 2009
does anybody know how to get this on "Imus in the Morning"? He is a rancher and a horse lover.
9630
Montana

Glasgow, MT

#2 Jul 11, 2009
I cant believe anyone would even dream of this! Seriously i would definatly watch your back, i garuntee someone-if not everyone- will be out for your hide. and i dont blame them. I would KILL someone if they touched my horse. Im so sorry Wendy.
robin

United States

#3 Jul 14, 2009
I can not believe there is still no arrest made. One thugs father is a saddle maker and has made the comment he has deep pockets. I think I have heard that this horse was found on his property. I think he should be tried with theft or accessory after the fact, if nothing else. Its apparent he condones what his son did. They are all lowlifes.
Bays

Red Rock, OK

#4 Jul 15, 2009
This story really needs to be getting world wide attention. I'm not sure how to go about that? The saddle maker isn't going to have deep enough pockets, because the Rodeo community will not let this go. Prayers to Dually & Wendy and they also have a benefit fund set up in Mitchell, SD.
bcat

Pierre, SD

#5 Jul 16, 2009
Will try to quote this mornings KCCR Todays look at the news news:
Stanley Countys State Attorney says no decisions have been made yet on what type of charges, if any, will be filed in the much publicized horse theft that ocurred July 5 at the Stanley County fairfrounds.
Tom P.aher says he is "not satisfiedaaaa' that the investigation is finished and has asked the Stanley County Sheriffs Office for more information. He says ther is no timetable on when he will decide how to prosecute the case.
The rodeo barrel horse "Dually" was reported stolen from the fairgrounds and later found with multiple injuries. The event of the injuries has not been released. While many area residents beleive the horse was tortured, Maher says he cannot make that determination yet. He says that is why the investigation continues.
Maher says if he decides to charge someone, he says the defendant could be arrested outright or he could take the case to a grand jury first.
kbob

Bridgewater, SD

#6 Jul 16, 2009
does anyone know how the horse is? have names of the suspects been made public?
SunriseCowgirl - Cgnt ND

Carrington, ND

#7 Jul 17, 2009
I am just sick about this!!! I can't stop thinking about what the horse went through & why someone didn't stop it or come to their senses!!! I am wondering if we should start writing The states attorney of stanley county letters of concern about justice for Dually. Otherwise it may get pushed under the rug. And where are the animal rights people? Are they getting involved???? They better be, this cause is worth it. I would even start a petition or organise a civil picket about Justice for Dually!!!! I think these young men should be taught a big lesson & what kind of people are these guys & their parents should be more then ashamed because there is NO way of condoning these actions... Period!!!! We as horse people need to rally to Wendys & Duallys side!
CNN NEWS REPORTER LOL

United States

#8 Jul 19, 2009
I spet my summer months raising horses with my grandfather in Ft. Pierre.I say we spred their lags apart,calf rope them,beat them,and leave them for the ever-loven rats.
Waiting

Rapid City, SD

#9 Jul 28, 2009
Is something going to happen in this case? It appears they are not going to say one way or the other...just "something will happen soon". I think "soon" was up a long time ago. Either do something about it or tell us there was no crime committed.
SunriseCowgirl - Cgnt ND

Carrington, ND

#10 Jul 28, 2009
I AGREE this is crazy!!!! We all should write to the states attorney and express concern & that we want answers & justice. They would have killed him the way it sounds. You hear so much, but the truth is the horse WAS TORTURED & I heard "out to pasture" is all he will be able to do now!!!! These people need to own up to what they did. If they had any character at all they would of stepped up & tried to heal what they have done. Instead the cowards hide & make excuses!!! Pathetic losers!!!! IT DOES NOT MATTER THE RACE< THIS IS A CRIME!!!! Scalping is way to good for them
Bays

Red Rock, OK

#11 Jul 29, 2009
Exactly let's not forget that he's most likely never going to be able to compete again. The ones that did this are free to go to rodeo's, they should be banned from every rodeo association out there.
Oldroper

Chamberlain, SD

#12 Jul 30, 2009
I think they ought to boycott that saddle makers store and then watch his deep pockets dry up.

That there states attorney making a comment he isn't sure if a crime was committed.
Since when is stealin a horse not a crime?

Maybe he ought to go find a different job.
Bays

Red Rock, OK

#13 Jul 30, 2009
E-mail to the governor of South Dakota 7/30/09

The whole country is watching to see how South Dakota handles the horse that was stolen and abused. Dually, continues to be at the vet clinic almost a month later, that's some pretty serious injuries. I rodeo'd for many years in the WPRA and at times you have to stay over at unfamiliar places. You really should not have to worry about something this brutal happening to an innocent animal that should be safe in a stall. Many of us are concerned that the States attorney for Stanley County - Thomas Maher is hoping with enough time we will forget about this crime and it is a crime. I'm sure you are aware of this story but it never hurts to let the Governor of the state in which this happened know that not only South Dakotan's care about justice, but the whole country is concerned about justice for Dually. It would be unfortunate for the positive economic impact that Rodeo's provide in South Dakota to decrease due to the way this case has been handled. Thanks for your time.

I sent this to the Govenor because this story isn't going away. Even if the ole saddle maker thinks he can buy his son out of this trouble maybe he should have spent that money on some kind of rehab clinic before this happened or possible done a better job teaching him respect for others, empathy, and drugs ruin your life.
Oldroper

Chamberlain, SD

#14 Jul 30, 2009
Bays wrote:
This story really needs to be getting world wide attention. I'm not sure how to go about that? The saddle maker isn't going to have deep enough pockets, because the Rodeo community will not let this go. Prayers to Dually & Wendy and they also have a benefit fund set up in Mitchell, SD.
Get it out on all western blogs and forums.
JUSTICE

West Fargo, ND

#15 Aug 11, 2009
IT APPEARS THAT IN ALL OF YOU THINK YOU THE JUDGE AND JURY. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TAKE A LITTLE TIME AND GET ALL THE INFORMATION BEFORE YOU PASS JUDGEMENT. CAUSE FROM WHAT I HEAR 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS STARTED THE HORSE TO FLIP OUT . AND YOU SHOW ME A COWBOY THAT WOULD NOT TRY TO HELP STOP A OUT OF CONTROLL ANIMAL.
Oldroper

Chamberlain, SD

#16 Aug 11, 2009
JUSTICE wrote:
IT APPEARS THAT IN ALL OF YOU THINK YOU THE JUDGE AND JURY. MAYBE YOU SHOULD TAKE A LITTLE TIME AND GET ALL THE INFORMATION BEFORE YOU PASS JUDGEMENT. CAUSE FROM WHAT I HEAR 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS STARTED THE HORSE TO FLIP OUT . AND YOU SHOW ME A COWBOY THAT WOULD NOT TRY TO HELP STOP A OUT OF CONTROLL ANIMAL.
And you was there and heard fireworks at 4:30 in the morning?
Bays

Red Rock, OK

#17 Aug 12, 2009
I'm pretty sure a seasoned rodeo horse has heard fireworks a time or two. I'm also sure that a horse doesn't tie themself up and torture themself so badly that they are at the vets for weeks on end. Sounds like JUSTICE you may know a lot about what happened. I hear there's a reward for info leading to an arrest from the SDRA it was up to $1000, just in case you are interested.
JUSTICE

West Fargo, ND

#18 Aug 12, 2009
MY POINT IS THAT MAYBE PEOPLE SHOULD WAIT AND FIND OUT WHAT TRUELY HAPPENED BEFOREYOU JUDGE. ALSO I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW A FATHER IS TO BE BLAMED FOR WHAT HIS KIDS DO . IF THIS IS THE CASE FATHER OF MURDERS AND RAPIST SHOULD BE HUNG TO0. I BELIEVE THE KIDS IN QUESTION R ALL OVER 18 AND OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE THERE OWN IDEAS. IF ANYONE IS TO BLAME IT SHOULD BE THE KIDS THEMSELVES . SOME OF U R TRYING TO DESTROY A HOLE FAMILIES FOR THE STUPIDITY OF THE ONE THAT MIGHT HAVE DONE IT. IN SHORT I JUST WISH PEOPLE WOULD NOT JUDGE UNTIL THE HOLE STORY COMES OUT. THANKU
Bays

Red Rock, OK

#19 Aug 13, 2009
My parents raised me with respect for my horses. They were always taken care of before I did anything. They also taught me drugs will ruin your life, compassion for others, not to steal, just a few lessons parents teach their kids. I am going to judge in this situation, not a real good job of raising him. If he had issues, they should have addressed them before now.
Oldroper

Chamberlain, SD

#20 Aug 13, 2009
JUSTICE wrote:
MY POINT IS THAT MAYBE PEOPLE SHOULD WAIT AND FIND OUT WHAT TRUELY HAPPENED BEFOREYOU JUDGE.
ALSO I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW A FATHER IS TO BE BLAMED FOR WHAT HIS KIDS DO . IF THIS IS THE CASE FATHER OF MURDERS AND RAPIST SHOULD BE HUNG TO0. I BELIEVE THE KIDS IN QUESTION R ALL OVER 18 AND OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE THERE OWN IDEAS. IF ANYONE IS TO BLAME IT SHOULD BE THE KIDS THEMSELVES . SOME OF U R TRYING TO DESTROY A HOLE FAMILIES FOR THE STUPIDITY OF THE ONE THAT MIGHT HAVE DONE IT. IN SHORT I JUST WISH PEOPLE WOULD NOT JUDGE UNTIL THE HOLE STORY COMES OUT. THANKU
And do you know all the facts so that you can make the comments you are making?
If you have a kid that gets in trouble and you keep baling him out instead of teaching him respect for authority aren't you a little responsible too for his actions?

I read or heard someplace a parent said something to the affect, no problem, we have deep pockets,
which I interpret to mean we can buy our way out of trouble.
I don't quite agree on that as being the right way to teach your kids to be responsible for their actions.

Maybe if the pockets weren't so deep, "little boy blue" would grow up a little more responsible for his own actions.

No judgement to it, just common sense.

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