Skin and Bones Dual Peppy Dual Peppy in the care of Sherri Brunzell (above) and soon after he was rescued (below).  

Sherri Brunzell Enters Not Guilty Plea to Horse Cruelty

A Colorado horse breeder charged with neglecting her horses was back in court Wednesday. Sherri Brunzell pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor cruelty to animals.
Ten Quarter Horses and four llamas owned by Brunzell were found living in a crypt containing the decomposing remains of their former stable mates in September. Fourteen horses were found in various stages of decay in the barn leased by Brunzell. Living among the stench of death and toxic lye were four mares and six stallions, including the legendary cutting horse, Dual Peppy.

The surviving animals were seized. They are being cared for by rescue groups. No information is available regarding their condition due to a gag order issued by the judge in late October.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for February 13, 2015 and jury selection is slated to begin on February 24, 2015.