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Affidavit of Ann Lear (2)

Affidavit of Ann Lear (2)

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SUPREMECOURTOFTHESTATEOF
NEW
YORKCOUNTYOFNEWYORKTHEPEOPLEOFTHESTATEOFNEWYORK,byERICT.SCHNEIDERMAN,AttorneyGeneral
of
theState
of
NewYork,Plaintiffs,-against-JOHNC.MOORE,ROBERTHINKLE,MICHAELLAKOW,DIANAPIKULSKI,HAYWARD
R.
PRESSMAN,LESLIEPRIGGEN,JOHN
S.
RAINEY,MARGARETSANTULLI,ANDTHOROUGHBREDRETIREMENTFOUNDATION,INC.,Defendants.IndexNo.401004-12
AFFIDAVIT
OF
ANNELEAR
 
AFFIDAVIT
OF
ANNE
LEAR
STATE
OF
VIRGINIA))ss.:COUNTY
OF
CLARKE)ANNELEAR,beingdulysworn,deposesandsays:
1.
I
am
theFannManager
of
ShafferPlaceFann,owned
by
Edwin(Butch)EasthamII,located
in
FrontRoyal,Virginia.Ihavebeenemployed
by
theThoroughbredRetirementFoundation,Inc.("TRF")
in
thiscapacitysinceMarch
4,
2002.Isubmitthisaffidavittosetforth,forthebenefit
of
theCourt,TRF'swoefullyinadequatecare
of
horsesonotherTRFfannsandthepersistentdisregardforthewelfare
of
thehorses
in
itscarethatIhaveseenonthepart
of
TRFoverthepast5years.
2.
IresideinWhitePost,Virginia.
3.
IhaveanAssociatedegreefromShenandoahUniversityand
am
alicensedrespiratorytherapist.Iworked
in
twodifferenthospitalsasarespiratorytherapistforaperiodtotalingsixyears.
4.
Ihaveworkedwithhorses
in
aprofessionalcapacitysince1980.Ihaveexperiencetraininghorses,teachingriders,andmanagingbarns.From1985to1992,IwasemployedasanexerciseriderandgroomforThoroughbredsatBonitaFanninDarlington,Maryland.IhavealsoriddenfreelanceatBowieTrainingTrack,atrainingcenterforThoroughbredracehorses
in
Maryland,andMiddleburgTrainingTrackinnorthernVirginia.IhavealsomanagedandriddenforthenowdeceasedMaster
of
thePiedmontFoxhuntinVirginia.
5.
Basedonmytrainingandexperience,I
am
knowledgeableaboutthecareand
 
maintenance
of
horses,includingThoroughbredhorses.6.Sincebecomingemployed
by
TRF,IhavehadanagreementwithTRFthatrequiresTRFtopaymysalaryastheFarmManager
of
ShafferPlaceFarm.Mycurrentsalaryis$34,000peryear.
7.
SinceMay2010,
1
usuallyhaveworkedsevendaysaweekatShafferPlaceFarm,andsinceIbeganworkingforTRF
in
2002,Ihavecurtailedmyallowed
vacati(;m
timeandhaveworkedmostholidaysduetolack
of
coverage.InmycapacityasFarmManager,
1
amresponsibleforthecompletecare
of
theherd.Thisincludesensuringthateachhorsehas:Properandroutinemedicalcareincludesprovidingnecessarymedications,routinevaccinationsanddewormer,whichcontrolsinternalparasitesandeliminateswormsandshouldbedoneatleasttwotimesperyear,andassessingemergencysituationswhichwouldrequireveterinaryservices.Farriercare,whichincludesshoeingandtrimming
of
horses'hooves.
It
isimportanttotrimeach
hoof
soitretainsitsproperorientationtothegroundsothatthehorsecanmaintainproperbalanceandsoundness.Unattendedhoovescancausestressonahorses'sligamentsandtension
in
itsleg,resulting
in
lameness.Routinefarrierworkisnecessarytomaintainahealthyhooftopreventsplits,cracks,flares,andovergrowth
in
thehoofwalls,any
of
whichcanproducepainandimpactahorse'smobility.
~ n
aherdsituation,farriercareshouldbeprovided,attheveryleast,fourtimesperyear.Dentalcare,which
is
recommendedannually,
is
essentialforproperdigestion.
If
ahorse'steethdonothaveaflatsurface,thehorsecannotproperlychew2

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