APHA Trainer Pleads Guilty To Rape

A Paint Horse trainer must register as a sex offender in Missouri after pleading guilty to rape.

Just after Stuart Black withdrawing from the Canadian Pan American Games for allegedly committing domestic assault, yet another horror story has emerged from behind barn doors.

Brad House, of Wentzville aged 36, was sentenced to five-years supervised probation with conditions after having an on-going sexual relationship with a 15-year old girl between December 2012 and October 2013. The minor boarded her horse at Dardenne Creek Stables in Defiance where House continues to work.

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As a part of his probation, House is not allowed to teach, manage, or train female horseback riding students under the age of 17-years-old, work in a role where he is in authority over female minors or work where girls may be located, travel outside of the state for horse competitions before receiving permission from probation, have unsupervised contact at public shows with female minors or post on any social media or dating sites. House must also provide a DNA sample which will be registered in the CODIS database.

Rate My Horse Pro recommends running background checks to “ensure your business’s good reputation, hire the best candidate, or protect the safety of your child or horses.”

In a world where the horse barn is our safe haven, it’s probably a good idea. Also, check out our post on Mounted Self Defense.

Go Riding!

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