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Complaint Review: Stoney Fork Paso Finos

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  • Submitted: Mon, June 01, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, June 01, 2009

  • Reported By:Lumberton Texas
Stoney Fork Paso Finos
1822-6 South Glenburnie Road New Bern, North Carolina U.S.A.

Stoney Fork Paso Finos Purchased a Paso Fino Horse with clean bill of health was false. Long Distance Rip Off. Little horse has great personality but can't ride without expensive operation or will wind. New Bern North Carolina

*Consumer Comment: No-Ripp-Off at Stoney Fork Paso Fino Farms- They are honest people who love their horses!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: No-Rip-Off: Stoney Fork Paso Fino Farms - Didn't sell anyone a hurt horse!

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I purchased a Paso Fino from the Stoney Fork Paso Finos in New Bern, North Carolina. My family drove over 21 hours because of fear we would lose our down payment of over $3000.00 due to non communication with the owners. I sent many emails that were not responded to. Over time I became deeply concerned that I was going to lose alot of money and I had looked forward to getting this particular horse. The contract for the horse stated the horse would not bit or kick. This is true the horse has not bitten or kicked at me and is well trained but, in poor physical health due to her nose being broken and causing severe breathing problems as well as a former hock condition. Upon arrival I met the owners who seemed disorinented like they were not expecting my arrival though I emailed continually. I felt a bit uncomfortable and little time was taken with me. I have never learned how to use the unusal tack that is not common to our area we have primarily quarter horses.
Upon leaving it took several men to get the horse in the trailer. They stated I was not to stop and drive straight through. I was concerned about this statement since our trip was almost 21 hours in a trailer. We received a clean bill of health from a local vet. Oddly we received a phone call as we were leaving from North Carolina and stopped to eat a meal asking us why we had stopped that soon and we must drive straight through.
My little horse's back leg was swollen and shaking the last several hours and we were extremely stressed about what to do and why the insistence not to stop. Several days after I returned home I immediately had my vet look over the horse. He was furious when he saw my horse and said I should return the horse immediately. He said I should sue. I was in dismay! My horse's nose had been broken and the cartlidge had grown thick causing her unable to breath properly. The serious surgery would cost no less than $4000.00 locally. My horse according to my vet who has a long lived reputation as the best large animal and horse vet in our area stated her hocks (2) were swollen from a condition that he could help with but it was not advisable at the price I paid for the horse to have kept the horse had I known. I did not return the horse. First, and initially because the trip was expensive and costly and time consuming as well as draining. Second, I would have to return the horse in a state I was not a resident or citizen of. Third, I doubted they would reimburse me. But, finally I came to love the little horse for a great personality. I am currently working with a specialist at Texas A & M in Bryan, Texas to get her a surgery that is affordable in order to eventually ride her. I have been warned by my vet to never ride her more that 20 minutes at time. Therefore I am simply waiting until the hopeful sucessful surgery of my horse. I have come to dearly love my horse and yes she if the horse for me. But, in retrospect the owners were abit deceitful and frankly I believe if I did not persist in going there I would not have received my horse or my money back. I would beware of the owners they are a bit unscrupulous and whoever their vet is according to my vet he downright gave his signature on a horse that he very well knew did not have a clean bill of health. According to my vet an experienced rider would have immediately picked this up. I would note when I asked about getting an independent vet to look at the horse is when I began to receive less correspondence from them. Lesson learned use your own paid vet to look at a horse before purchasing. If I had paid for this prior to signing a contract then I would not have purchased the horse due to her health problems. But, after knowing her I could never return her she is precious to me.

Anonymous
Lumberton, Texas
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/01/2009 05:09 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Stoney-Fork-Paso-Finos/New-Bern-North-Carolina-28562/Stoney-Fork-Paso-Finos-Purchased-a-Paso-Fino-Horse-with-clean-bill-of-health-was-false-L-457475. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

No-Ripp-Off at Stoney Fork Paso Fino Farms- They are honest people who love their horses!

AUTHOR: Karen Mclennons - (U.S.A.)

We were there spending the weekend to try horses. I watched as they rode Sibella, I wanted to purchase her but they told me she was sold and you were picking her up the next day.

She was fine, and they told me she was sold and you were picking her up the next day. We spent the night there and you didn't show up while we were there until 4:00 p.m that day.

She didn't have a broken nose or anything on her nose, I can witness to that.
Why are you trying to blame them for something that probably happend on the ride home?

Or, why did you wait 3 years to say something? I don't believe you at all. This is what happens when inexperienced people try to haul horses. It happened to a friend of mine some years back.

I hope that God will forgive you for what you have done to both parties.
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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

No-Rip-Off: Stoney Fork Paso Fino Farms - Didn't sell anyone a hurt horse!

AUTHOR: Karen Mclennons - (U.S.A.)

WE DID NOT SELL A HORSE WITH A PROBLEM LANIE AND YOU KNOW IT!!!!!

We allowed you 1-1/2 year to pay this horse off. As you would go months without paying anything or calling us back or emailing us.

When you did show up to pick her up, you used a broken (we did not trust) you didn't have anything to tie her with (we always do this for long trips). You guys said you had never driven a horse in a trailer.

She was in perfect health and I have live videos that I am going to put online of her showing she was just fine.

I had called you several times to see if you guys made it alright, Never did you once return my calls or emails.

Now 3 years later you put nonsense online about us, how dare you. I have spoken to my lawer, and you being a lawyer should know the laws about slander. I am from Texas and my lawyer assures me that he will take care of this and I am going to let your church know what kind of people you really are.

We would never put a horse through anything like stated above. Frankie the lady we purchased her from is going to go in with me to get this resolved.

Now I am going to put the real name involved: Lanie Lane don't be ASHAMED to use your real name when naming others, especially when you are making outright lies and slander.

Anyone who would like to see a video of Sibella, please go to Ireport.com and just type in Sibella after Tuesday August 11,2009. www.Ireport.com we are going to post a video that we made right befores she was picked up (as we always do).

I am sorry but there is nothing I can do when people make mistakes and need someone to blame. We are very honest people and don't appreciate this kind of slander.
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