Pack Horse Abuse Appeal Yields Jail Sentences, Fines

A father and son found guilty of overworking and neglecting their horses during a pack trip in Montana in 2008 were each handed six months in jail during their appeal last week.

Craig Heydon and his son, Curtis Heydon, will also have

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A father and son found guilty of overworking and neglecting their horses during a pack trip in Montana in 2008 were each handed six months in jail during their appeal last week.

Craig Heydon and his son, Curtis Heydon, will also have to pay almost $12,000 each in restitution to the Bitterroot Humane Association for the care of the horses. They are also required to pay almost $10,000 each for their confinement and about $3,000 each for trial costs.

Able when found on trail
Able six weeks later

Top, the horse named "Able," when he was found on the trail. Below, Able today

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