February 17, 2010
As you can see if you follow this link, the Jason Meduna, 3 Strikes Ranch Horse Neglect trial has ended. Although sentencing isn’t until February 23rd, Mr. Meduna has been found “guilty” on 145 of 149 counts of animal abuse.
I think that Medunas’ lawyer summed it up best when he said… “He may have been arrogant, he may have been stupid. He may not have been a ‘true cowboy.’… He may not have made the right decisions. In fact, he made some pretty stupid decisions.”
I don’t have a lot of legal expertise, but I’d say it’s pretty bad when this is the best your defense lawyer can come up with.
If you are a Jason Meduna “type”, you won’t heed my advice anyways, but I’m still compelled to say – If you aren’t a capable, professional trainer, don’t pass yourself off as one. If you can’t properly take care of an animal (ANY animal), don’t take possession.
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January 11, 2010
Apparently when I did my last blog, my psychic powers were at their peak, because I mention Jason Meduna and now he again pops up in the news of the horse world. Since I’ve now mentioned this twice, I should clarify for those of you who aren’t aware of the 3-Strikes Ranch fiasco, if you’re curious, you can find alot of info about the story, but long story short – he bought a ranch in Nebraska and began to adopt wild horses with the idea of training them and selling broke horses later. He overstocked the ranch and horses starved to death before he was finally shut down. The saddest thing about his complete mis-management of the ranch was that until the end, he accused neighbors of poisoning the horses! Stories now abound about his abilities as a horse trainer and ranch manager, most are very unflattering.
I never wish harm or bad on anyone, but I do hope that justice is in some way served with this trial. In small part it already has been served in that he has lost his ranch and chance to live the lifestyle he wanted, and as a horseman/cowboy type, that certainly has to be a kick in the gut for him.
Click here to see the article about the Jason Meduna, 3 Strikes Ranch Horse Neglect trial.
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