Horse Cruelly Hog Tied and Bleeding on Video Before Death Deserves Justice

Target: Todd Smith, Police Chief of Jackson, Wyoming

Goal: Man who allegedly caused horse’s death after cruelly hog tying the animal must be punished.

A video (embedded below) shows a horse bleeding and kicking violently while lying on its side with his legs tied to a post after allegedly being cruelly hog tied by the owner of Stearns Outfitters. The horse reportedly died after the incident. A neighbor can be heard in the video confronting the owner, Forest Stearns. She tells him that she knows about training horses. “I had polo horses for years,” she says, before adding “you are abusive to your horses.” The woman then points out that the horse is bleeding and Stearns replies “you don’t know what you’re talking about. He then demands that she leave his property.

Stearns told police he had the horse tied up for shoeing and that his technique is humane.

Forest Stearns is now being investigated for cruelty to animals but has not been arrested. Please add your signature to the petition below to demand justice for the innocent horse and a harsh penalty for Wilson.


Dear Mr. Smith,

A horse reportedly died after a video showed the poor animal bleeding while cruelly hog tied to a post. The horse can also be seen kicking violently in a desperate attempt to escape. The horse’s owner is also the owner of Stearns Outfitters. When a woman confronts him about this cruelty, the owner can be heard telling her to leave his property.

There’s no excuse for the way this poor horse was treated. We, the undersigned, demand that this man be harshly punished for the alleged animal cruelty.


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Photo credit: Mary Wendell Lampton

This is not right

Posted by Liz Hirschland on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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  1. Susan Budde says:

    This guy is sadistic. I say tie him up and shoot him!

  2. Bob Quigley says:

    Have never shod a horse this way. Can’t imagine why you’d do this. If you’re that afraid of horses you shouldn’t be around them.

  3. Barbara Terrill says:

    This makes me sick. This guy should be arrested and locked in a very tiny cell, hog tied himself FOREVER. Then the key should be thrown away. What happened to this poor animal is unforgiveable. This man is evil. This man is dangerous to the society and this man is probably still dangerous to other animals. He will do it again, he has no conscience. God help this horse that suffered so much. Someone needs to arrest this man. Thank you to the neighbor who cared enough to take a video of the abuse happening in real time. You did the right thing to bring it to all of our attention.

    • Dorothea Orgo says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful, heartfelt message…I wish we could bring back “an eye for an eye’ in animal abuse cases. You hog tie a horse, you get hogtied and left to die. You starve an animal, you get chained in a cage and starved to death. People would think real hard before they torture these innocent animals. It’s disgusting that these people get away with pretty much a slap on the wrist in many cases…Did you notice the video is not available anymore? I hope he is getting death threats. God knows how many animals he has murdered.
      Thank you, neighbor, for stepping up in a potentially dangerous situation. I’m so sorry the gorse died, but at least he is away from this monstrous excuse of a human being and in a better place.

  4. Would pay to see scum bag in this position.He is no ferrier!! HE hardly qualifies as a human being…This is NOT the way it is done.. he is a sadistic piece of shit!!

  5. Kathy Khoshfahm says:

    Todd – Take a look at the video and you will agree that the act of violence perpatrated against this horse caused its death. Please do the job you were hired to do and arrest this man. Like the lady says…”he is abusive to his horses” and has no business owning any animals. Who the f _ _ _ does this to their animals??????

  6. This is a dangerous Scumbag, left his own horse to bleed to death. You need to set him straight, he’s a legend in his own Psycho mind. Remove all animals from him right away, it’s up to you to do that now.

  7. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    This scum bag P. O. S. needs to be tied up & left for dead❗️?
    Hope he rots in hell too❗️?
    Signed & shared ?

  8. Daniela Bress says:

    Long overdue to remove our human trash; I’m tired of sharing this beautiful planet with such worthless molecules!

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