Report: #140692

Complaint Review: Mike And Kathryn Smith, Shire Farms, Aka 7 Eagles Performance Horses, Aka HV Cutting Horses

  • Submitted: Wed, April 27, 2005
  • Updated: Thu, September 08, 2005
  • Reported By: Columbia Connecticut
  • Mike And Kathryn Smith, Shire Farms, Aka 7 Eagles Performance Horses, Aka HV Cutting Horses
    6741 Colony Lane
    Vale, North Carolina
    U.S.A.

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In September, 2003 I bought a horse from Kathryn and Michael G. Smith who had advertised a horse on equine.com as a perfect trail horse for a child or beginner. This horse was supposedly born and raised on their farm 8 years ago. The horse had been currently ridden by their 11 year old daughter (they have no daughter). When the horse was delivered, she was thin, sick with strangles and had an unreadable photocopy of a fraudulent coggins test. The horse had very little training--no brakes whatsoever and appeared to have never been trail riding.

I have since discovered that the Smiths have been advertising perfect children's and beginner's horses on the internet since at least 2002. They go under many different names, farm names, phone numbers, and town names in western NC.

At times they have had multiple horse listings weekly on such sites as equine.com, dreamhorse.com and horseville.com. These websites say that it is hard to stop them from making a listing because they use different names and credit card numbers. They have had lawsuits filed against them in the past, but it doesn't stop them from selling theses untrained horses for children.

Janice
Columbia, Connecticut
U.S.A.
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#1 Author of original report

Kathryn and Michael Smith, Shire Farms selling green broke horses for children.

AUTHOR: Janice - (U.S.A.)

If you have had problems with Shire Farms or any of the other farm names used by Kathryn and Michael Smith(HV Cutting Horses, 7 Eagles Performance Horses, Wildwood Cove Contractors, Wilderness Mtn Timber Company, Dixie Horseman Transport, Dragon Myst Stables, Daisy Lane Stables, Daisy Stable, Blue Ridge Outfitters, Blue Ridge Riders, Celtic Crest Farm)you can contact others who have been scammed at this web site: http://trailhorses.tripod.com/
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#2 Author of original report

Kathryn Smith and Michael Smith, Shire Farms selling potentially dangerous horses for children and beginners, using various town and farm names in western NC

AUTHOR: Janice - (U.S.A.)

The many people that have been scammed by these horse traders have been posting their experiences on the Dreamhorse.com forum uder "Fraud and Abuse" and also on the Horseville.com forum under "Legal Issues".
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#3 Author of original report

Kathryn Smith and Michael Smith, Shire Farms selling potentially dangerous horses for children and beginners, using various town and farm names in western NC

AUTHOR: Janice - (U.S.A.)

The many people that have been scammed by these horse traders have been posting their experiences on the Dreamhorse.com forum uder "Fraud and Abuse" and also on the Horseville.com forum under "Legal Issues".
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#4 Author of original report

Kathryn Smith and Michael Smith, Shire Farms selling potentially dangerous horses for children and beginners, using various town and farm names in western NC

AUTHOR: Janice - (U.S.A.)

The many people that have been scammed by these horse traders have been posting their experiences on the Dreamhorse.com forum uder "Fraud and Abuse" and also on the Horseville.com forum under "Legal Issues".
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#5 Author of original report

Kathryn Smith and Michael Smith, Shire Farms selling potentially dangerous horses for children and beginners, using various town and farm names in western NC

AUTHOR: Janice - (U.S.A.)

The many people that have been scammed by these horse traders have been posting their experiences on the Dreamhorse.com forum uder "Fraud and Abuse" and also on the Horseville.com forum under "Legal Issues".
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#6 Author of original report

Kathryn and Michael Smith, Shire Farms, are still selling green horses as well trained horses for children and beginners. Vale, Cherryville, Hickory, NC

AUTHOR: Janice - (U.S.A.)

There are ongoing discussions about this problem on the nchorsenews.com. Go to "message board", "I need help", and "Scamming?" Anyone having been scammed by the Smiths can post their experience so that others can be warned. There are also discussions about them on Dramhorse.com and Horseville.com
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