Judge Denies Returning Horses to Owner

A Lauderdale County judge ruled Monday on the future of horses that were rescued from malnutrition within the past few weeks.

During that time, seven horses were removed from land in the Russell community. Officials say they had been starved and forced to live in unsanitary conditions.

The owner, Tina Hall, asked the court to return the horses. But County Judge Frank Coleman decided against that, ruling that the horses were maltreated and neglected by her.

"Tina Hall had to permanently forfeit all seven horses that were recently seized from her. After a hearing that we had last Monday the judge also found that she is refrained or enjoined from owning any further horses or cattle in the future," said Lauderdale County attorney Justin Cobb.

Coleman also ordered that Hall pay $2,500 to Coyote Hills Stables, the rescue organization currently caring for the horses.

Cobb said the owner of the horses is still likely to face criminal charges for animal cruelty.


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  • by ^&^#^$)^ Location: ms on Oct 29, 2009 at 08:47 AM
    to dixiewampangel, i did buy the horses some food and i and taking it to them. also i am only 16 and i babysit for money. and i have givingthem a roll of hay. so you don't know what i have done to help them out.
  • by Ed on Oct 28, 2009 at 12:21 PM
    ok well all the so called proof on how well the horses were kept from the woman that had them posting on here with all different names or no name backing her own-self up as all theses people that knew her and knows how she kept them.. can we say BUSTED ...... proof always comes out in the end....
  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 at 11:36 AM
    So young person, you are telling me you loved those horses, and for a long time? I know two died or was it three, plus a colt? I will tell you one thing you can count your blessing the horses were rescued when they were cause they were headed down the same road as the two or three that are dead. You can thank they ranch, and all they help given that these horses are still alive.
  • by &*##@$ Location: ms on Oct 28, 2009 at 07:26 AM
    no i am not the person in the red car but i know who they are. yes i have stopped by to see the horses, because i love them, and i have known them for a long time. and i am doing something useful with my gas, because i have bought some feed for the horses,not to help out the ranch people, but just because i love those horse, and i will do anything to help with them. and i think the people in the red car have bought some to, and are bringing it by for the halloween for the horses,thing. so i am sorry for the people that i are mad at me right now, but i will always love tina&others, but i will also always love those horses, and yes i am willing to help the horses.
  • by dixieswampangel Location: somewhere in the swamps of east central mississippi on Oct 28, 2009 at 06:38 AM
    Dear Anonymous; If you knew this family and saw the condition of these animals why in the world did you not help her buy feed for them? I would have gladly helped if I had known. To many of us have forgotton that we are our brothers keepers.
  • by dixieswampangel Location: me on Oct 27, 2009 at 09:49 PM
    I would just like to put this out to all those other people you know who you are!!! If you have any animal ()horses,dog,cat,cow,birds,goldfish please take a good look if they are tied on a chain with no food,water,or shelter PLEASE.......if they are hard to afford do your best to find some help it's out there just ask......
  • by Russell Area on Oct 27, 2009 at 08:58 PM
    Someone posted "Why would Judge Coleman take Tina Hall's horses? Judge Coleman alway has abused his power." I am so happy for the horses, I know you seen the pictures of them, if you are posting comments, these God's creatures as any other animal.Tina Hall let the horses get in a dangerous condition, Two had already died,s one was almost at that point. The others was being not taken care of also. I do not know how some of you can even think that Tina Hall was doing her best, doing everything that she could do to save these once beautiful animals. So the decision that Judge Coleman made was with his heart and by the law. Where was Tina Hall's heart when all of the horses needed her help????? Please answer this with your heart, not your ingorance!!!!!! Can you do that, or is only lies all you know how to say?? I think Judge Coleman is a wonderful man!
  • by Russell Area on Oct 27, 2009 at 08:15 PM
    as for giving second chances,for once the underdog(horse)is the one who gets the second chance
  • by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 at 07:37 PM
    I am really glad you intend to remain a friend. If you will slow down and READ what I typed, I never said anything like that. Her friends have come up with about dozen excuses. Now that there is a judgement saying the horses were neglected and under feed, what is the next excuse??? Oh, and do you really think we are so naive to believe those pics on My Space were taken right before the horses were seized? But of course, I am sure the media doctored the photos of the horses on this website. (Thought I would throw you out another excuse to be used).
  • by Charles Graham Location: Meridian, MS on Oct 27, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    Ok unlike most of you people on here I will put my name and food for thought its not hard to track a post back to its source. Its only anonymous if you bounce your sig… threw a proxy. If your going to say something about the judge at least give your name, and what little I know about this case Judge Coleman did the best thing for the animals!!! Yes second chances are great and should be given and that is why Judge Coleman gave those horses a second chance to a great life with out having to worry about where there next meal comes from. When you have animals you have an obligation to take care of them and not feeding one is no excuse everrrrrrrr!!!
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