Images of the Star Barn Thoroughbreds. In 2010 they were Promised a life of care and protection. June 2011 two truckloads were sent to New Holland for slaughter, a small number were saved from that fate. Those remaining faced neglect at the hands of Barr and Truitt. Sept 2011 Cruelty investigation open against Barr and Truitt. Some are removed by former owners/breeders. Fall 2011 The remaining broodmares most in foal again and weanlings dumped on James W Houseman. November 2011 21 weanlings seized from Houseman, 3 die (2 from Star Barn). SB mares found with others mares Houseman in Thurmont MD also in bad shape. Frederick County AC start "monitoring the situation". Feb 2012 Houseman starts moving mares to Emmitsburg leased property. Has mares at both locations for a few months. April 2012 Truitt sends Jockey's Dream to Houseman for pasture breeding the mares AGAIN! October 2012 Jockey's Dream is found dead. Houseman charged with one count of animal cruelty (unrelated to JD). With continued pressure from concerned parties Houseman surrenders what is left of the Star Barn mares/foals and other horses he had to the Foxie G Foundation. I share my list of the known missing Star Barn mares and their foals. Foxie G also learn they do not have stakes winning mare Bedroom Blues. Foxie G visit both properties Houseman leased and this is what they found. (WARNING link below graphic) http://thefoxiegfoundation.org/pages/newshouseman.html
Discovered last week: One of the many skeletal remains found at the Emmitsburg MD property leased by James W Houseman III and the last known location for so many of the Star Barn broodmares and their foals still missing. Please help us identify their remains by donating to The Foxie G Foundation who are raising funds for urgent DNA testing. Houseman was convicted in PA and now he MUST be convicted in MD. On behalf of these mares please help us do that. Thank you.
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If there are no pets in Heaven then I want to go where they went !!!
RIP Maybe June 13, 1993-Sept. 23, 2006,Dexter March 11, 1983-Sept. 23, 2009, Joey 1997?- June 21, 2012 www.equistarfarm.com
Thank you for posting this, waiting for a call to see what I can do to help. I had no idea Foxie G had his own rescue, I galloped him during his racing career and helped rescue him (and indeed it was a rescue) when it was over. Loved that little horse. Now to help out the others.
Images of the Star Barn Thoroughbreds. In 2010 they were Promised a life of care and protection. June 2011 two truckloads were sent to New Holland for slaughter, a small number were saved from that fate. Those remaining faced neglect at the hands of Barr and Truitt...
...I share my list of the known missing Star Barn mares and their foals...
OP - I'm a little confused here. The end of your post asks for donations to a Foundation for DNA testing and implie that it necessary to get the Haussman convicted in Maryland. It seems that if there are a number of horses that have been taken on by the rescue group, that it is more importnat to donate to their care than to use funds to identify horses that are sadly no longer with us... And as the article points out, the issue re adding to charges is HOW/why those horses died, not who they are.
We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........