NOTICE —To all the families I have had the honor and privilege of working with over the past ten years, and for all of you new families reading my website …………………………. On this day, December 13, 2017, I have made the decision to slow down for the winter months beginning now ———through — ——- (not sure when). I have been doing this for ten years – year around !!!!- throughout the cold winters!!!! But this year? I just want to enjoy my family, get back to my second hobby of photography,…….read books – a long list… ( : go to my granddaugher’s ballgames & other events, and so many other things that I have put off doing because of working so hard with the horses. It is really difficult to work in the bitter cold….. –especially at my age!!—and when one sells to the type of riders we sell most of our horses - (Special Needs, Beginner) …the horses have to be handled and ridden consistently. “No matter the weather!” And sometimes God sends “new beginnings” into our lives when we least expect it!! I have a new endeavor that will – in the future – be taking up a lot of time with working with children that have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused—-locally and surrounding areas. It is remarkable that they have discovered that young children will open up and talk to a horse before they will an adult. When they do that, they have found - that it is easier for the child to then share their story and pain with an adult. Isn’t that amazing?! I hope that my horses/ponies and I will be able to - in some way – Bless their lives with healing – as so many of you have blessed my life the past ten years!! For all the families I have had the honor and privilege to work with over the past ten years, “I AM STILL HERE FOR YOU”!!!! Please continue to call or e-mail me, sending me updates and photos! And You can still call or e-mail me anytime you need me!!! And that goes for new families, too! The only difference is, I will be keeping only one-two horses at a time to offer for sale. And please, remember, anytime you need a good family broke horse, I will be happy to work with you on a one-to-one basis, as I have so many of you in the past!!
With that being said, from my heart,I wish each and every one of you reading this, and your loved ones, a Very Blessed 2018 with love of family, good health, SO much joy! financial security - especially for those of you who have had to struggle just to get by. And may you all strive always to have peace in your hearts! Happy New Year!!!!!!!! With heartfelt appreciation, Connie
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NOTE: RE: TWO COMPLAINTS FILED ON THE INTERNETBefore you look at our horses, you may have seen the two complaints against me on the internet posted by two different families – 2015 and most recent, 2017. If you read the entire complaints, and “my replies” to their false allegations, – you will find that I offered to re-sell their two horses and refund their money. They refused. The couple in Oklahoma? Wanted a refund— but —”wanted to keep the horse”. The woman in Georgia? Her complaint was titled “Betty Bummer”.She was frantic with insisting on sending Betty back to me to re-sell…..there was nothing wrong with Betty. My granddaughter and her inexperienced friends rode Betty here for over a year!! I found out later the reason she insisted on sending the mare back to me ASAP….was because she boarded and the boarding facility did not have an extra stall for her to have two horses……She had found one she liked better. She paid $1800 for Betty,….sent her back to me “after” I explained several times…..that if it took 3 -4 months— as it sometimes does, especially due to it was winter months ——- to resell Betty,……..our boarding fees of $400 a month, plus shoeing, worming, etc., would be minused off the refund of her purchase price of $1800 and she could very well end up with nothing!!! She still…..after all of this…..insisted on sending the mare back to Ky., ——and that is —–exactly what happened!!! She then got angry because I did not send her a refund. As far as I know, (received photos 2016-See Below) —the new owner of this same mare still has her and loves her!! Both couples threatened basically….tried to blackmail me into “doing exactly what they wanted”, and when I did not give into their threats of ruining my name, reputation, and stopping my sales, …..The vicious complaints were filed for the whole world to see. I believe in doing what is right with all things in my life,……and I will NOT be blackmailed into doing something that is not right in my heart. If you saw these complaints, then I ask you to please contact the MANY families that I have worked with over the past ten years!! TWO complaints out of HUNDREDS OF HORSES SOLD!!!! After doing this, –whatever your decision, —-please do what you feel is right in your heart when choosing who to purchase from when buying your next horse! And really think long and hard – if you have Special Needs and/or Children!!! I am posting a few of my RECENT references on this page for your convenience. I am So grateful for all the families that I have had the opportunity to work with over the past ten years. Because of them, – now – 95% of my horses are sold by phone or e-mail, shipped, and paid for by bank wire. I realize how very difficult it is to trust that you receive the horse described to you. The descriptions of my horses are long……I write from my heart and describe each horse to the best of my ability ——– thoroughly and honestly. Because it is so difficult for families to do this with so much distrust, apprehension, and fear, I have pasted a few names of families that you may contact. And there are MANY! on our Testimonial page!! Thank you so much,….Connie ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ **Received this today – from Audrey who purchased Lucky Boy in 2014- site unseen – pymt. by bank wire: Mon 11/20/2017 9:00 PM-————–A Acord Fharbor@hotmail.com Hey, looks like we may be moving to a place with our own barn! So, Lucky Boy may need a buddy. Keep me in mind if you come across any more great horses like Candy. I almost called you about her but then I thought I better wait until we get closer to an actual move. We are hoping to be all relocated around the end of March. Thanks! Audrey—————–PS Lucky Boy is my best friend! Jan, Jilli, & Mia (age 10) – Northern Ky. – Purchased Beauty for Mia – Beginner Rider Purchased by phone – site unseen – July 2017 – Bank wire pymt. – $3800 E-Mail: email@example.com Sherry —Big Rapids, Michigan – Purchased Tess for her 14 yr. old daughter, Shelby – by phone – site unseen - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (248) 720-9341 Debbie — 2 Horses – Tecumpseh Michigan – 2016 – purchased by phone, site unseen – mare, Izzi, for her 13 yr. old grand daughter – beginner rider – just started lessons….Pymt. bank wire—734 – 845-7258 2017 – Called and purchased Charm – Site Unseen – Pymt. Bank Wire —–E-mail: email@example.com Char & Jeff – Illinois – Purchased Loretta by phone Payment by Bank Wire –- Site Unseen —-$3200 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Annette – Pa. – Purchased THREE Horses Ebony, Glory, & Shorty – Total $9,000.00 – Pymt. Bank Wired – Annette’s E-Mail: email@example.com Heather & Clint for their 11 yr. old daughter, Addison – Ohio Purchased By Phone – Chance – 4-14-16 – $3800 – Site Unseen -Payment by Bank Wire – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – Cell: (937) 623-6925 Dace – Goshen, Ky. – Purchased TWO horses, – Romeo & Battle – June, 2016 - By Phone – Site unseen —– E-mail: email@example.com Dace has five children in school and sports – sometimes she is Hard to reach but she will get back with you. Linnea –Michigan– Purchased Sugar – July 11, 2016 $1,800 – By Phone – Pymt. by Bank Wire -Site unseen Cell: (231)- 598-2797 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jo – and her daughter Megan – Illinois – Purchased Amos – August, 2016 – $3300 – Site Unseen —-Payment by Bank Wire Cell: E-mail: email@example.com - Cell: (847) 371-1562 Dana – Chase & their daughter, Hailey – Kansas Purchased those two beautiful full brothers – Sam & Jackson $7,000 – Site Unseen —–Payment by bank wire – September, 2016 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dusti Walker – 2 Horses – 2015 & 2017- Chadron, Nebraska – Purchased Angel- By Pone - 2015 —-Payment by Bank Wire —–Site unseen — $2500 –- AND! —- October, 2017 – Purchased Candy for her 15 yr. old daughter, Hannah- Cell: 308-432-4686, - E-mail: email@example.com ______________________________________________________________
This is from Barbara Williams who purchased Sadie…..From: Barbara Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> - Subject: Sadie —-Came in Person & Paid Cash Hi Connie, I just had to let you know how happy I am with Sadie. I had almost given up on finding a horse but she is truly my dream horse. She is everything you said she is and more. I can’t believe how lucky I am to find such a perfect horse. Maybe it is the colder weather, but she is also far from a dead head. She has the most incredibly smooth rack and does not require being ridden a certain way. I can ride her with a loose rein or contact and in any position and she still has that amazing rack. The only thing that I can say remotely negative, is that she is the top of the pecking order, and my husband’s horse would probably prefer her to live elsewhere. Too bad! I love her. – This mail is sent via contact form on - Forest Ridge Farm http://optiqal.com/horses _______________________________________________________________ -And- A family in Chipley, Florida – Dennis and Linda – Have EIGHT of my horses! They came in person and purchased a horse trailer and two horses. Over a period of 7 years, they purchased 6 more by phone – payments by bank wire. There are reference letters from Dennis on the “Testimonial Page” ……that he wrote to families who contacted him. I have several families that have bought one horse only to come back later and buy another. Some families have 2 -3 of my horses. Dennis & Linda have several McDonald’s restaurants. Very Busy Family! He has been so kind “to take so much time!!”—-to talk to so many families that have called or e-mailed him. He has sent long e-mails describing their experiences with me. They are posted on the Testimonials page. ________________________________________________________________________________ Bernadette – N. C. – December 22nd, 2016 – Purchased “Blue” now known as “Moon Pie”.. Tue 1/31/2017 ———9:08 PM—————— From: Bernadette
Subject: Moon Pie (formerly Blue)——-Message Body:Hi Connie, Just wanted to let you know, I am madly in love with Moon Pie, he is exactly as you described, and he is the darling of the barn where he is boarded. I was very nervous buying my first horse, and I am SO glad I found you! Moon Pie is truly the horse I’ve dreamed of all my life.————-At only 5 years old, he is so kind and gentle, and as laid back and people loving as you said. If I ever decide to get another horse, I am coming right back to you, and would gladly purchase sight unseen (and I never thought I would be willing to do anything like that). I found you to be completely honest and forthright, and look forward to continuing to keep in touch with and hopefully see you in the future. Really, I can’t say enough good things about my experience and my horse. All the very best to you!—-Bernadette _____________________________________________________________________________________
SCAMMER ALERT!!!!——THERE ARE SCAMMERS USING ADS THAT BELONG TO OTHER PEOPLE TO FRAUDULENTLY COLLECT MONEY FROM INNOCENT PEOPLE SHOPPING FOR HORSES ON THE INTERNET. THIS WEEK, I SOLD OUR BEAUTIFUL MARE, BELLE, TO A FAMILY IN PA. FOR HER PURCHASE PRICE OF $4,200.——-HE WAS LOOKING AT HORSES IN THE PENNSAVANIA, NE AREA. SURPRISINGLY ENOUGH, HE CAME ACROSS AN AD – “MY AD” OF BELLE, THE SAME MARE HE JUST BOUGHT FROM “ME” —–THE SAME MARE THAT I HAVE ON MY HORSECLICKS ACCOUNT WITH MY OTHER HORSES…….WITH BELLE PRICED AT $1500. THE AD, PHOTOS, AND VIDEOS WERE MINE!!!—- THEY DELETED MY NUMBER FROM THE AD. HOW IN THIS WORLD ONE CAN DO THAT I DO NOT KNOW!!!!!——-THE TOWN ON THEIR AD WAS ELMIRA, NEW YORK. THE CONTACT INFO located on the right side of every Horseclicks ad —-WAS AS FOLLOWS: (424) 781-4126 BUT, WHEN WE CALLED THIS NUMBER – SCAMMER TEXT BACK THAT HE WAS IN CA– HIS USER NAME on ad: RANDYAWESOME242 —————- I REPORTED THIS TO MANAGEMENT OF HORSECLICKS THIS DATE – 9-21-17. THEY HAVE TURNED IT OVER TO THEIR FRAUD DEPARTMENT FOR INVESTIGATION AS WELL AS REPORTED IT TO THE GOVERNMENT AGENCY WHO TRACKS DOWN SCAMMERS.—– PLEASE!!! —-READ ENTIRE AD! MY WEBSITE ADDRESS AS WELL AS CONTACT INFO IS ALWAYS INCLUDED IN THE “DESCRIPTION” OF ALL MY ADS!!! DO NOT SEND MONEY ON ANY HORSES THAT HAVE MY WEBSITE ADDRESS (& OTHER INFO)– “ INCLUDED”– IN THE —-“DESCRIPTION”—– BUT!!– “ HAS A DIFFERENT CONTACT NAME AND NUMBER TO E-MAIL”—— (LOCATED ON RIGHT SIDE OF ALL ADS)—- PLEASE!!!—-CONTACT ME – CONNIE WESLEY, FOREST RIDGE FARM – (606)–271 —1064. THESE SCAMMERS ARE USING OTHER HORSE ADS THAT DO NOT BELONG TO THEM!!! (3 FROM GA. CAME UP LISTED AS “SIMILAR” ADS WITH THE SAME CONTACT INFO.!!!)- YOU MUST BE CAREFUL!!! –
MY INFO: CONNIE WESLEY, SCIENCE HILL KY. –
WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.FORESTRIDGEFARM.COM –
E/M: email@example.com –———-OR ——– firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE: (606) -271-1064. “thank you”……….
9-25-17….UPDATE!!!!: —After our attempts to obtain more information, my rider called this scammer and inquired about Belle and was told that “he” (scammer) lives in CA. – Mare is in N.Y. When asked “why is mare in NY”…..his reply: “because people in CA. do not treat their horses good”. (Must have been caught off guard with that questions). So then, – Family who “actually purchased Belle from “me”—THIS PAST WEEK –, tried to contact this scammer and found out the following: ———- “He’s definitely foreign from the middle-east, hard to understand and goes by the name of Ive Jr Labloch. He said he’s from Florida and they got hit by the hurricane and needs to sell her and that the horse is located at his uncle house 8025 NW 120 St. Reddick Florida 32686——He also called me from another cell phone 469-677-8323”. —————–
All my horses will be on my website as well as other ad sites. I have been doing this for ten years, and I have MANY references and testimonials from families I have sold to…..most all payments made by bank wire. Because of the testimonials, 95% of my horses are sold site unseen, payment by bank wire, and shipped. I take care of transporting arrangements and I am here for you “after” the sale…………What happened this week is just unbelievable……and so very scary. It would break my heart for a family to buy from this scammer,…..thinking they were getting the beautiful horse in one of my ads, like Belle,……and not get the horse…..This is really bad………When searching for a horse on the internet, you have got to be sure…you are communicating with the person who actually owns the horse!!!
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