Linstedt of Saddle Rock Stables has held my horses hostage for money. She also threatened to stop feeding my horses and put padlocks on their stalls so that I could not have access to my horses even though my horses needed to be de-wormed, exercised, and have their feet trimmed. Animal Control notified me to tell me of numererous complaints about my horses getting out on the road (six times) and not being properly fed or watered. I was paying Barbara a boarding fee for my horses to be properly contained and fed. Barbara has recently admitted to me that she had to put two of her own horses down because of complaints to Animal Control regarding the state the horses were in do to malnutrition. If I had known about these previous problems, I never would have boarded my horses at Saddle Rock Stables in the first place. My horses did indeed get out from the pasture they were being boarded at numerous times as I later found out from Barbara and Animal Control. Barbara never contacted me about any of these problems and instead moved my horses without my permission to a much more expensive part of Barbara's massive property.
Barbara also trailered my horses without my permission. My horses have very specific needs when being trailered and I could have easily trailered them myself with my own truck and trailer had Barbara bothered to inform me of what was going on. The huge lack of responsibility that Barbara carried out by not informing me whatsoever of any of these problems and changes that happened disgusts me. Barbara says that she did not "feel" like bothering to get my phone number off of my boarding agreement to call me to tell me about my horses getting loose in the streets, or the huge financial change that she decided to go ahead with without my permission. As soon as I found out about these changes, I told Barbara that I could not afford the changes she had made and that I would immediately find a new place for my horses to be boarded. Barbara then decided to lock my horses up and demand even more money than she originally had demanded to be paid to her if I wanted to have my horses released. Locking the horses up was a huge hazard in case of an emergency or fire, as Animal Control stated to Barbara, but Barbara continued to do so. Barbara's actions were completely irrational and I am apalled that she is still in business and has succeeded to make me financially and emotionally suffer by holding my horses ransom for a large sum of money that Barbara was not owed. Ms Linstedt then proceeded to tell lies about my boyriend's life to further make us look bad. We have pictures, a sworn affadavit from a 3rd party witness, numerous e-mails containing lies from Ms. Linstedt, and now mistreated horses because of her.