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Complaint Review: Horseplay of Gastonia, Jim Browning, Laura Zimmerman Sinyard Browning

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  • Submitted: Sat, October 20, 2012
  • Updated: Sat, October 20, 2012

  • Reported By: stoppingahorsethief — albemarle North Carolina United States of America
Horseplay of Gastonia, Jim Browning, Laura Zimmerman Sinyard Browning
609 1/2 Neal Hawkins Road Gastonia, North Carolina United States of America

Horseplay of Gastonia, Jim Browning, Laura Zimmerman Sinyard Browning Horse play of Gastonia, Jim Ray Browning, Jimmy Ray Browning, Laura Zimmerman, Laura Sinyard, Laura Browning. Horse thieves, con artists, sold my leased horses and lied and deceived me Gastonia, North Carolina

*Consumer Comment: I obtained a Civil Judgment against Jim Browning

*Consumer Comment: Horse Play of Gastonia A Great Place!

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I offered two horses for lease, a representative of a place called Horseplay of Gastonia contacted me about leasing the two horses.   I checked the internet and did not see complaints listed for them and they reported themselves to be a camp for children and in need of horses to use for camp and for therapy for kids. I agreed to let them lease the horses to be used as camp horses for children, Jim Browning and Laura came and picked up my horses.  I traveled to their place frequently to check on the care and up keep of the horses, when it was time to return the horses Jim Browning kept asking for extensions of time and then he would put me off by saying he couldn't bring them right then, and then he would give me another day he was bringing them. when I finally put pressure on him that he had to return them and there was no more extension. he then told me that the horses belonged to him and he refused to return them.  He was very mean and intimidating to me.  Upon listing the horses as stolen with Netposse.com I was able to locate my two horses, he had sold both of them and one he had sold so quick after leasing her that I realize that was his intentions all along was to sale them. He sold them to people that boarded at his barn which is why I didn't catch on that he was scamming me until he refused to return them.  Laura was the one collecting the board checks on the horses and writing the bill of sales on horses that were not for sale so she is deeply involved.  I had many victims calling and contacting me once I listed my two horses on the stolen horse site so I realized I wasn't the only one that had been taken by the Brownings.  I don't want there to be any more victims that get taken advantage of like I was. 

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#1 Consumer Comment

I obtained a Civil Judgment against Jim Browning

AUTHOR: lamberta - ()

I obtained a Civil Judgment against Jim Browning on February 25, 2014.  Anybody can go to the Gaston County Courthouse and run his civil record and find the various judgments against Mr. Browning which now include one from me.  Also criminal records are public record, those can be checked out, you would need to run one from Florida also. One of my horses is a registered appaloosa mare with a triple cross brand, she had won ribbons at the World Show and many ribbons at various other shows. She is the most versatile horse, loving to children and anybody could ride. My other mare was raised by me from a baby, she is the first baby I ever raised and she is a black/white paint and beautiful.  I have my own small farm with no need to board horses nor would I have boarded an hour and half way from my home.  Neither horse was for sale or trade.  The only reason why I leased them to start with is because I had surjery and couldn't ride for a long period of time, I thought I doing the right thing to let little kids ride them when I couldn't ride them.  If I had only known how dangerous leases are I would have never leased them.  I now go on sites and warn people about off site leases and how dangerous that is.  It was a hard lesson learned.  People have a choice here they can either heed the warning or they can check it out themselves.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Horse Play of Gastonia A Great Place!

AUTHOR: Cheryl Walters - ()

It saddens me to see these false alligations littering the internet. This individual has gone out of their way to hurt the people of HorsePlay. My daughter and I have been boarders at this stable for more than 12 years. We love Jim and Laura Browning. They care for our horses like they are their own. My daughter was taught to ride by Jim Browning. We have had all of birthday gatherings there. Over the years I have seen Mr. Browning train horses, and riders to become one. Sharing a bond, and learning to trust and love eachother.

Me and my family are fully aware of this person making the alligations. We know what happened with the ponies she wanted to trade horses for. Jim helped her.  This slick individual came back after two years of not paying for the horses board and or feed, or even stopping by or call to see how they were, decided she wanted the horses back. I understand the power of the "Freedom of Speech" Act. But there is not a "Freedom to Lie" Act. I wish this woman would just crawl away finally.

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