A South Carolina farm owner was arrested Friday. Former College of Charleston riding instructor, Susan Rebecca Housley, is accused of neglecting her horses for a second time. She is charged with two counts of ill treatment to an animal.
Three of Housley’s horses were seized two weeks ago from her Kennerleigh Farm. A foal was one of the three removed. She surrendered an additional nine horses days later, but reportedly has seven horses that remain on her farm. The removed horses are being cared for by Charleston Animal Society.
In 2010, the county removed six of Housley’s horses alleging neglect. In the end, her Irish Sport Horse stallion was returned to her. And Housley paid a fine after a deal was reached with the prosecutor. Housley also continued boarding other people’s horses at her farm.
The College of Charleston allowed Housley to continue her second year of teaching horseback riding and horsemanship. Her $513,000 contract was for 5-years.
Housley has a bond hearing scheduled for Friday night. Stay with Rate My Horse PRO as we bring you more from this developing case.