After finding what appears to be Thompson Moore's "signature" on countless RipOffReport complaints, and talking to several of the people whom he has filed reports on, I thought it might be reasonable to file a complaint on him, so that when you Google his name, he might know what it's like to have a "RipOffReport" show up in the search results!
This guy is really something! I haven't seen him list a horse for sale in quite some time, but rest assured, a leopard can't change it's spots, and he'll be back to it sometime soon. Unfortunately, it's likely he will do it under an alias so that he can better lie to potential buyers.
Back when Thompson Moore was in his "hey-day" selling horses, he lived with his parents in Orangeburg, SC. He would got to the horse auctions in Edgefield (commonly referred to as "Modock") and North (now closed). I would see him buy grade nasty horses that had barely ever been ridden for $400 or $500 (mostly "behind the barn" to avoid the seller running it through the ring). They three days later, that horse would be listed on his website oldorchardhorses.com (no longer in existence) as a "Oldenberg Cross" or "Imported Hanovarian." He would make up outlandish stories about all of the shows that the horse had won, and what a fantastic horse it was for him over the past three or four years (even though he had only owned it for 3 or 4 days).
Somehow he would fool people into buying these horses "sight unseen" and ship them to another state, where the buyer would be in for a real shock when the animal got off the trailer! To this day I am amazed how many times he got away with it.
Thompson has since moved on. The last I have heard of him he was around Anderson/Clemson, SC; but I haven't seen him list any horses for quite some time. He may have given it up.
Unfortunately however, he hasn't given up on his slandering of other horse professionals. You can search his name on this site to find several fabricated complaints about other horse professionals. I can't tell you why he does it, but clearly the guy's got a "screw loose." Don't take my word for it though... read these internet gems for yourself: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=300540
as well as this one: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=185622
I especially enjoy the closing comment from the site moderator who states: "UPDATE: Our apologies for not being able to determine earlier, but bellfordfarms does in fact share an IP address with a recently created account "ThomsonMoore" as well as "ilovemyhorses87." "
Thompson... it's time you get a taste of your own medicine! Hope you enjoy it!
For those of us who know Thompson to be the scumbag that he is, if you read this and enjoy it, feel free to post a comment. I would warn you however, posting your name will likely lead to him attacking you at every opportunity.