Video appears to show being tortured before his death

Horse was hog-tied hours before death

A disturbing video, showing a horse on the ground, hog-tied and bleeding, is being widely shared on social media and those viewing what appears to be outright abuse, are outraged. According to AG Daily, the local authorities were called out to visit the Wyoming outfitter after being alerted to a potential animal cruelty situation.

On August 8, deputies with the Teton County Sheriff’s Office paid a visit to Forest Stearns, the man who tied the horse down. The responding deputies determined that the hog-tied horse was apparently not in danger and they left…however, the horse died the same night.

Now, the authorities are investigating Stearns for animal cruelty. He claims that he had the horse tied down because he was attempting to shoe it, and the horse had been kicking.

The horse’s body has been sent away for a necropsy – apparently, Stearns has admitted that the horse died after suffering a heart attack. According to the Jackson Hole News & Guide, Stearns has an extensive criminal history, including arrests for battery, domestic violence and DUI.

The situation is being investigated to see if charges are warranted – even if they are, they are reported to be simple misdemeanors in Wyoming.

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25 replies
  1. Star Shelley says:

    What in the world are these idiots doing.i hope they punish this low life to the fullest amount of punishment. How cruel somebody out there, tied this idiot like he did that poor horse.and see how he likes it.

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  2. Adrienne says:

    Hog tie this guy up and leave him outside all day to bake in the sun without food or water.Some owner and he knew what he was doing. Horses should never be down like this as it will affect their organs, which it did. Horse did not have to suffer and have a heart attack. Owner should be in jail with a heavy financial amount.

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  3. Pamela D says:

    FOREST STEARNS OWNER OF STEARNS OUTFITTER IN WYOMING NEEDS TO LOSE HIS BUSINESS AND BE SHOT USELESS POS. I WISH I WAS THERE TO BEAT THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF HIM. HOPE THIS BASTARD DIES.

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  4. cindy says:

    The deputies should be fined for not recognizing cruelty…you can’t shoe a horse when it’s laying down, as for the owner , he should be literally branded as an abuser..

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  5. Patty says:

    IGNORANT FUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT how you correct a horse from kicking … I’d try to kick his ass too if he got close … PLEASE tell me he WILL be arrested for animal cruelty !!!! JUST THE VIDEO OF HOW HE HAS THE HORSE TIED IS ABUSE !!!! OMG DUMB, STUPID, IGNORANT POS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Pamela Tomaro D'Angio says:

    EVERYONE SPREAD THE WORD HIS NAME IS FOREST STEARNS OWNER OF STEARNS OUTFITTER, WILSON WYOMING. OWNED BY SHARON AND FOREST STEARNS AND THEIR DAUGHTER IS KATIE STEARNS SO WE CAN MAKE THIS BASTARD FAMOUS AND HE IS A BIG FAME HUNTER. ONE OF THOSE FUCKING POACHERS I HATE. TORTURING A HORSE FOR 6 HOURS AND HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER IS JUST AS BAD. HIS PHONE NUMBER IS:
    307-733-9434. SPREAD THE WORD AND POST ON FACEBOOK LIKE I WILL SO EVENTUALLY HE WILL FIGURE OUT WHAT A ROTTEN COLD HEARTED LOW LIFE SCUM BAG. THE QUESTION IS HOW MANY OTHER HORSES OR ANIMALS HAS HE TORTURED. THIS 64 YEAR OLD ROTTEN OLD MAN SHOULD KNOW BETTER.

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  7. Jacqueline says:

    What a sicko can you imagine the abuse all of these years he has done. Put that bastard away for a long time along with a few rodeo abusers.

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  8. Marsha Flynn Squibb says:

    WTF!!!!Six fucken hours of torture to this poor horse???Why didn’t someone step in to stop this?? Obviously charges should be brought against him,a stiff fine…I think he should lose his business!Wish I could cut his prick off,SLOWLY!!!!!

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  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    Forest Stearns needs to be hogtied and left for the elements – HE is responsible for the death of this poor horse and should be prosecuted for animal cruelty BUT if he is at all, it will be a misdemeanor because animals don’t count as living breathing beings. Boy, would I like five minutes with this old fuck.

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  10. Marsha Flynn Squibb says:

    Put this SOB out of business!!!! He’s probably done this before,! Obviously he has no regard for these horses,they mean ONLY money to him…..Evil fucken POS!!!!!!

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  11. Cynthia Como says:

    Once again I will not watch this video because my heart can’t take it! I read about this a few days before it was posted here and could not get it off my mind! He has a history of very violent behavior,this is how he solves his problems,with violence! This is another state with piss poor animal protection laws,what this sewer scum did was out and out torture,he has NO RESPECT for any life but his own! My heart breaks for EVERY animal living under this brutal,cruel,vicious abusers ownership,they are ALL in danger and I’m completely sure they all have felt this little mans wrath! I AM ONE THOUSAND PERCENT SURE THAT THERE WILL BE NO JUSTICE FOR THIS HORSES NEEDLESS DEATH AND TORTURE! I HOPE A HORSE KICKS HIM SQUARELY IN THE HEAD AND HE IS INSTANTLY KILLED! This POS uses violence upon innocent animals and those who are weaker in a sick,warped attempt to make himself feel superior and to compensate for his lack of knowing what it is to be a man and he has not one iota of any kind of morals,ethics or values! RIP BEAUTIFUL HORSE

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  12. Suzanne says:

    I am at a loss. The man had a history of domestic abuse and authorities witnessed a horse hog-tied, BUT DIDN’T SUSPECT ANYTHING? SERIOUSLY?

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  13. Naomi Judd says:

    Per the clerk at the Teton County Wyoming District Attorney’s office as of the morning of August 17, 2017 – they have not heard from the sheriff’s office regarding any pending charges. They are probably waiting for the necropsy to be completed. HOWEVER, there is something we can all do! Please join me and other animal lovers in contacting the Teton County District Attorney – Steve Weichman by post or email. steve@tetoncountyattorney.com or STEVE WEICHMAN – DISTRICT ATTORNEY, P.O. 4068, JACKSON, WY 83001. District Attorney Weichman is out of the office until next week but his mail is opened by staff. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – PLEASE BE A VOICE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NONE.

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  14. pamela bolton says:

    I just posted this on Facebook. Lets see how well he handles this. This horse sure didn’t. This man needs to be jailed along with his wife and daughter, each of which knew what he was doing and did nothing to stop it.

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  15. pennysdachshund says:

    Jackson Hole ( or J Hole) as a lot of people in this state call it… is the most expensive place in the West to Live. I once heard a counselor who came to the Normal part of Wyoming state ” I don’t know if I can deal with the people in THIS community , as I am used to treating the Stars”… We have “Dick Cheney ” Harrison Ford, among other Numerous million, billion airs !! the people ( including the Ass that killed his horse, are out of touch with the real world out here… as the are in the land of OZ … I hope they bust this wanna be Cowboys ass…..

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  16. Debor33 says:

    I want to follow this story….that man is a liar & should never be allowed to have animals….if the police came out, did they not see the house had been bleeding…..heck, they were probably friends of the horse killer. RIP little horse & run free over the Rainbow Bridge.

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