Candy Salt, I mean Amos, I mean Kampmann… ??
May 1, 2011 § 14 Comments
What the hell are you doing over there at Lightningwind Arabians?
Other than neglecting horses I mean…
Oh, right, you breed horses. Arabians and Saddlebreds. Your website (lightningwindarabians.com) is most definitely a testament to your professionalism (/sarcasm). What stands out to me is the fact that the photos of the stallions you are standing at stud are the photos used by the breeders you bought them from.
You bought The Paradox from Miles Stables and they have a congratulatory page with small photos of The Paradox here: http://milesstables.homestead.com/The_Paradox.html If you scroll through the photos in the little box near the bottom left, you’ll see you soon feel those photos look familiar.
On your own website, where you list The Paradox for stud services (http://www.lightningwindarabians.com/stallions.htm#The_Paradox), you use those exact same photos from Miles Stables. Why, one might ask? Well, because this is what he looked like in September:
And this is what he looks like now:
I get that you can’t see quite how skinny he is in this photo… but let me go ahead and talk about a couple of other horses you have…
LS Daytona Shuffle
A better photo of LS Daytona Shuffle…
And hmmm, what do we think he looks like now??
Um, I personally think he looks hungry.
And then there’s the lovely stallion Incident Commander. I couldn’t find any photos of him from before you got him, other than the tiny thumbnails you have on YOUR page (http://www.lightningwindarabians.com/stallions.htm#Incident_Commander), but I did happen to come across a photo of him as he is now…
Now, while I agree that both Incident Commander and LS Daytona Shuffle are both just a few groceries shy of being ok… that poor Paradox looks absolutely miserable. He quite obviously hasn’t seen a fucking grooming kit in ages.
Breeder or Hoarder?
Any time I see someone purporting to be a breeder, I look for any advertisements of horses being sold. Not surprisingly, I can’t find a single one of yours online. Apparently, though, you a couple of your horses were at a show recently at Rancho Murietta….
The lessor of one of the horses, Dreams Now (shown above) came and took back their horse on the spot. The former owner of the other horse, a grey called Festival Now, purchased the horse back after two and a half years – at the original sale price. She is apparently lame and might not survive (Edit in: Update, she is now putting some weight on the leg and the owners are hopeful for recovery). Honestly, I can’t blame them for doing whatever they could to get this horse back. Who would want to see a horse they cared about in this terrible shape?
Multiple people have called and reported you to Animal Control and the Sheriffs office… and now the farm is under a “watch” order. I hear there are even skinnier horses onsite. It’s sad, really.
The only advertisement I’ve found you running is a monthly ad in Equestrian Connection. If you can afford to pay for a monthly ad, why can’t you afford to feed your horses?
What do people think when they see those photos, and book a breeding with you… and then show up to see skinny, underfed horses? Add to that the fact that they are kept in areas with tons of hazards and garbage… and I can’t imagine that people actually stick around for the breeding!
I like to put the contact information for people who are hoarders / abusers / negligent… because that way, if someone, anyone, searches for them while doing research before purchasing an animal from you… this post will pop up. I want people to realize who they’re dealing with if they take the time to search. So your contact information is (consider it free advertising):
Jim and Candy Amos, Candy Salt, or Candy Kampmann dash whatever…
5940 Arabian Lane
Loomis, California 95650
Phone: (916) 212-0091
Oh, and I see you also have another business registered out of your 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2,736 square foot home: