Some Seized Kansas Horses Ready for New Homes

More than 40 of the 80 horses removed from a Kansas equine rescue in July are available for placement in new permanent homes.

Sheriff's deputies and veterinarians removed the horses from the Winding Road Equine Rescue and Retirement facility on July 30 after a tipster complained about their condition.

The facility's operator, Kristin Chambers, was later charged with one count of Class A misdemeanor animal cruelty in connection with the removal.

Since their seizure, the animals have received rehabilitative care at an undisclosed location. Karen Everhart, executive director of Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement Inc. and the Coffey County Sheriffs' Department equine management consultant on the case, said that on Aug. 30, a Coffey County judged released 45 of the animals for permanent placement in new homes. The remaining 35 animals are being placed at equine rescues.

The available horses of various breeds range in age from five to 25 years old and are available for private showings to preapproved prospective owners, Everhart said. Prospective owners can visit for details.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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