Comment on Saints or animal abusers? by Rkoontz.
I have lived at a farm next to Amish in Linesville, Pa. We leased a few stalls to an Amish “horse trainer”. He was smooth as silk when others were around and was extremely abusive when he thought no one was watching. The money he paid us was needed to help meet our bills but when I saw him training a horse with a pitchfork I made him leave. His “clients” would not believe me when I told him what he had done until another woman came forward and told of him tying a horses head to its front legs to get him to lower his head, with chains on his nose and feet. He was permanently disfigured. I now live a few mile for New Wilmington, Pa. more Amish, yuck. Just today I witnessed two young Amish driving a horse so hard it fell at full speed to the ground and was so exhausted it could not get up. It was 24 degrees out, the horses lungs are probably damaged beyond recovery. I was several cars back so being a very experienced horseman(over 40 years at this point) I stopped to help. When I got there I asked how he got out of control and he said he didn’t with a big grin. He had just climbed a very long steep hill and they were now pushing him beyond his limit. These people are not kind and gentle, I have lived with them for way too long to fantasize or romanticize. And believe me they don’t like you either. It is 12/2/2011 today and they haven’t changed a bit in 27 years. They earn the rap of animal abuser. Before you have your shew fly pie asked them where they washed their hands after using the outhouse.