This posting service has value. There has been some exaggeration of its use. Its value is to first protect others from wrong doing. Second serve as notice to those executing the wrong. Or, at the least value giving the wrong doer the reputation they deserve. I offer a case where it is good for others to know. It is a case of horse traders being less than accurate in describing horses for sale as a means to turnover their stock quickly. This one is a long story, that which is posted here is a short version.
An average experienced horse person was in search of a green rider safe gaited horse. We have all seen the many advertisements for bomb proof or child safe horses. So many that use of those phrases has become a red flag. That same horse person went the individual selling a horse route, to breeders to horse traders. The horse trader was the last resort due to their often maligned reputation as a group. The buyer reviewed the available stock, test rode one on two days. That horse was calm and required repeated cues to stay in any gait more than a walk. Perfect slow horse for a novice rider that would be trail riding something more than a pony for the first time. That horse was purchased and transported to the buyer's farm. By the third day in pasture that horse became a highly energetic horse that made him look lethargic in comparison to when test road at the horse traders place. The horse purchased turned into an explosive horse given to spook in the pasture when other horses did not. When touched his legs were stiff and locked, his neck braced. Hard to catch and refused to load. He became scary to those that were near him.
Where it all went bad was when this horse for unknown trigger did strike its owner from behind while being led on the ground. That hit resulted in hospitalization, contusions, concussion and fractured pelvis.
When its comes to all things horse it is the buyer that must be aware and exercise more than reasonable precautions. Some may say this is not fair. Life is just that way.
For those that want the full story complete with witness contact information the lawyer's file is posted at this link.