No Charges For Man Who Dragged Horse Until She Fell

Culver Modisette's horse before she fell.

Stafford Springs, CT – Neighbors were horrified when they saw a 86-year-old Culver Modisette dragging his horse behind his pickup truck.  Helen Kelley snapped several pictures showing the horse tripping and falling to the ground, while she was screaming at Modisette to stop his truck.  “I started screaming to him, ‘Stop, you’re killing your horse; cut the rope!'” she told reporters.

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Modisette explained that his mare, who was in heat, escaped from her pen and went to the neighbors who have a stallion.  When he went to retrieve her, he couldn’t think of any way to get her home other than tie her to his pickup truck.  “What else was I going to do?  I’ve got to bring her down, I can’t leave her up there.  I was just trying to get her down in her stable for her breakfast and apples and so forth.  No malicious intent.”

After his mare fell, and Kelley yelled at him, Modisette cut the rope and led her home by hand.

Connecticut State Police and Stafford Springs Animal Control launched an investigation.  They found no harm was done to the mare, and  as Modisette’s action were not malicious, no charges were filed.

Culver Modisette's horse.
Culver Modisette’s horse.


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