Horse recovering from broken hip stolen, ridden for days until he couldn’t walk, and dumped in a creek to die

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A former racehorse, recovering from a broken hip at a farm in Selma, Alabama, was stolen and tortured before being abandoned and left to die in a creek. His name was Yankey, and once upon a time, he was a winning racehorse from impressive lineage.

Vicky Stoudenmire was tending to Yankey as he recovered from a devastating hip injury, but during his recovery, he was stolen. What happened next is horrifying.

As reported by WSFA News, a teenager stole Yankey and proceeded to not only ride him but also, ran him hard. Stoudenmire learned how her horse was being treated after viewing a video that was posted to social media. In the video, a teen can be seen taking Yankey for a “joy ride,” and at one point, racing a car to see how fast the horse could run. Yankey was not supposed to have anyone on his back during recovery…much less someone on his back making him run. After a few days of running, the injured horse was too lame to stand.

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum said that the teen solicited help from 23-year-old Terrius Smith and the grievously injured horse was loaded onto a trailer and dumped into a creek where he drowned. His owner is devastated for the suffering he endured before being left to die, telling the news agency:

“I get sick to my stomach thinking about how much pain he was in and how he was just treated so poorly.”

The teenager is facing a second-degree theft of property and aggravated animal cruelty charge and his case will be handled in juvenile court. Smith is also charged with aggravated animal cruelty.

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5 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    I think this juvenile should be charged as an adult. Both of these POS’s should be locked up forever (& lose the keys)……. They have earned themselves a reserved spot in the hottest part of Hell for their cruelty.

    Yankey, I know that you are absolutely in Heaven.
    Please look for Sailor and he will show you the most scenic trails and best grazing areas.

    The Peters Menagerie sends our heartfelt condolences to the Stoudenmire family on their tragic loss of Yankey. We are heartbroken for you losing Yankey under such horrible circumstances……

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  2. Jan Barnes says:

    THIS CRIMINAL, INHUMANE, AND INSANE BEHAVIOR IS NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT!
    HORSES AND OTHER INNOCENT DEFENSELESS ANIMALS ARE USED AND ABUSED LIKE OBJECTS! THIS HORRIFIC CRUELTY MUST BE STOPPED!

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  3. Diana Rowell says:

    WAKE up people! They are TEXAS GOOD OLE BOYS, NOTHING of ANY consequence WILL HAPPEN. Mark my words: some DEMON spawned GOP evangelical JUDGE that probably rapes women with Matt Gaetz and Gregg Abbot, will say he doesn’t see a need to punish them and give them LIGHT probation. JUST WATCH.

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