Do you want to know how Cesar Parra received the criminal charges?

Folks.  Here is the original complaint I filed with Hunterdon County Sheriff who sent it to Hunterdon SPCA which is the law enforcement agency for investigating animal abuse.

I have no problem with these documents being public.  It is time for professional trainers in the industry to be held accountable for their negligent actions and lack of actions when said trainers choose to ignore reasonable judgment in the care, custody and control of independently owned horses.

Please be aware that the attached affidavit herein, was also used by Ms. Miranda in her ongoing civil lawsuite against Parra.  The affidavit was used by the Judge through quotes to Deny Parra's request for Summary Judgment.  The civil lawsuit trial will go forward.

 

‘Sympathetic Horsemanship’©

P.O. Box 711908

Salt Lake City, UT 84171

801/678/4259

www.hartetoharte.org

February 7,  2012

Frederick W. Brown

Hunterdon County Sheriff

8 Court Street
Flemington, New Jersey 08822-2900

Regarding: Extreme animal abuse arising from deceptive trade practices and fraud.

Sir:

I am filing a formal criminal complaint against Mr. Cesar Parra for the wanton disregard of the safety of a horse under NJ Statute 5:15-1-12 and under NJ Statute Title 4, Chapter 22, Article 2, 22-179 Cruelty in general (a) torture, unnecessarily abuse, and NJ Title 56, Chapter 8, Section 1 Deceptive trade practices for misrepresenting services to be rendered.  The New Jersey statutes presented do not contain any form of statute of limitations.  Because animal abuse is a primary part of criminal profiling, any form of animal abuse by any individual should be not taken lightly.

Mr. Cesar Parra operates a horse training business located at 14 Shade Lane, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889.  He may physically be currently located at his winter location of 18238 128th Trail North, Jupiter, FL 33478.

Such trainers as Mr. Cesar Parra, who use deceptive trade practices which involve abusive training techniques have destroyed the ability of competent non-abusive trainers to make a living training horses.   This has occurred because the abusive training techniques are creating results which are being allowed to compete and win in competitions, in violation of the rules of every single horse association that has governing auspice over competitions.  The reputations of such abusive trainers has a detrimental affect upon the ability of competent non-abusive trainers to earn livings training the competitive horse.

I am filing this criminal complaint predicated upon on single incident.  However, there is sufficient evidence available through a proper in depth investigation that Mr. Parra has a propensity for abusing horses.  I have enclosed copies of Ms. Miranda’s interrogatories and my affidavit I submitted on her behalf in her civil case.

On June 6th, 2009, Mr. Cesar Parra did ‘willfully, intentionally, and knowingly’ cause the near death of a horse named William PFF, owned by Ms. Trudy Miranda, which resulted in the horse being physically and emotionally handicapped for the rest of his life.

E. Allan Buck

                                                                                 AFFIDAVIT OF

EDWARD ALLAN BUCK

ON BEHALF OF

TRUDY MIRANDA

January 2012

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008  Gross negligence defined as:

An indifference to, and a blatant violation of, a legal duty with respect to the rights of others.

Gross negligence is a conscious and voluntary disregard of the need to use reasonable care, which is likely to cause foreseeable grave injury or harm

to persons, property, or both. It is conduct that is extreme when compared with ordinary Negligence, which is a mere failure to exercise reasonable care. Ordinary negligence and gross negligence differ in degree of inattention, while both differ from willful and wanton conduct, which is conduct that is reasonably considered to cause injury. This distinction is important, since contributory negligence—a lack of care by the plaintiff that combines with the defendant's conduct to cause the plaintiff's injury and completely bar his or her action—is not a defense to willful and wanton conduct but is a defense to gross negligence. In addition, a finding of willful and wanton misconduct usually supports a recovery of Punitive Damages, whereas gross negligence does not.

I hereby declare that I have over forty years of professional experience within the equine industry.   I am the inventor of the original bitless bridle with cross under the jaw rein operating technology.  I have been professionally riding and instructing bitless for the past twenty three years due to the discovery of material facts revealed  regarding the biomechanical requirements of the horse.   I also hereby declare that I do have the physical experience in horse and rider biomechanics to demonstrate the physical abuse inflicted upon William PFF.

I declare as a professional educator of horse and rider, that the actions by Cesar Parra inflicted upon William PFF were gross negligence simply because Mr. Parra physically endangered the life of the William PFF. Gross negligence arises through Mr. Cesar Parra’s conscious and voluntary decision to disregard the need to use reasonable care and instead choose the infliction of excessive physical constraints which would not allow William PFF or any other horse in the same situation, the physical ability to protect itself from injury.

I declare as a professional educator of horse and rider, that the actions of Cesar Parra inflicted upon William PFF are clearly defined as gross negligence because it is the fiduciary responsibility of Mr. Parra to be informed and educated by the owner Trudy Miranda about the equipment used and manner used for lunging William PFF, in order to further the schooling of William PFF in an appropriate and  safe manner for William PFF.  

Mr. Parra’s arrogant “willful, intentional, and knowing” refusal to allow William PFF owner Trudy Miranda to demonstrate how and why the equipment is used on William PFF and how William PFF is lunged in such equipment constitutes a conscious and voluntary disregard of the need to use reasonable care in the schooling of William PFF.

I declare as a professional educator of horse and rider, that the Mr. Cesar Parra, did as a material fact of law, without permission of the owner Trudy Miranda, ‘willfully, intentionally, and knowingly” change and alter the equipment originally on William PFF when presented for lung which induced extreme physical constraints upon William PFF and therein, without the permission of the owner Trudy Miranda, added another piece of equipment which further induced more extreme physical constraints upon William PFF.

I declare as a professional educator of horse and rider, that Mr. Cesar Parra cannot provide as a defense that the equipment and methodology used by Mr. Cesar Parra upon William PFF is a standard for schooling horses.   The extreme constraints inflicted by Mr. Cesar Parra are not the standard used in lunging horses in equipment known as draw reins.  Reasonable educators of the horse understand that they cannot impose constraints upon the horse that interfere with the horse’s ability to protect itself from injury.

I declare as a professional educator of horse and rider, that Mr. Cesar Parra, did as a material fact of law, violate New Jersey Statute Title 4, Chapter 22, Article 2, 22-17, whereas, Mr. Cesar Parra did “willfully, intentionally, and knowingly” inflict torture, torment, unnecessary abuse upon William PFF.

I declare as a professional educator of horse and rider, that Mr. Cesar Parra is a member of the United States Equestrian Federation and as such has full knowledge of their rules and regulations regarding abuse of the horse and that USEF and its members must abide by the rules and regulations of the Federation Equestre Internationale [FEI].   FEI states in General Regulations Article 142 - Abuse of Horses:

1. No person may abuse a Horse during an Event or at any other time. “Abuse” means an action or omission which causes or is likely to cause pain or unnecessary discomfort to a Horse

I declare as a professional educator of horse and rider, that the State of Washington Supreme Court did establish a legal definition of abuse of the horse by the application of the word pain.  The 2004 Washington State Supreme Court held in 118 Wn. App. 730, State v. Zawistowski, that Webster's Third New International Dictionary 1621 (1969) definition of "pain" as "a state of physical or mental lack of well-being or physical or mental uneasiness that ranges from mild discomfort or dull distress to acute often unbearable agony."

I declare as a professional educator of horse and rider, that Mr. Cesar Parra is:

1.  Bound by his fiduciary responsibilities as a professional educator of the horse and rider to prevent any horse in his care, custody and control from being abused, having pain and discomfort inflicted upon the horse.

2.  Bound by the rules and regulations of the United States Equestrian Federation and the Federation Equestre Internationale regarding abuse of the horse

3.  Bound by the State of New Jersey Statute Title 4, Chapter 22, Article 2, 22-17

I declare as a professional educator of horse and rider, whereas, Mr. Cesar Parra did with full disregard for the safety and well being of William PFF, choose ‘willfully, intentionally, and knowingly” to make a conscious and voluntary decision to disregard of the need to use reasonable care, Mr. Cesar Parra’s actions and lack of actions regarding the lunging accident and resulting injuries to William PFF do constitute professional gross negligence

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Comment by Anne Clarke on May 2, 2012 at 10:39am

I don't usually post comments but I just had to about this type of training. This style of lunging is a sick and cruel form of so-called lunging and it really should be called Ground Rollkur. Horses end up sore and hurt from this. Many submit to it because they are tied so low and tight that they cannot do anything but submit. Some do not submit and try to lift their head or panic and flip over backward in order to get relief from this torture. There needs to be light shed on this so that those who are amateurs or newbies will say 'NO' I will not  nor will I let you do this to my horse. Trainers and riders seen doing this 'sh-t' should be called up or sued for the cruel torture that it really is!! Dressage has gotten so extreme. Extreme training methods are being used now to get the so called results faster and earlier on younger horses. It is sad that in this day and age with all we know now about dressage and the biomechanics of the horse that even highly educated trainer/riders are still using this barbaric form of training. This form of lunging is in complete contrast to what we are supposed to be asking our horses to do. It is front to back not back to front training.  I hope that this court case will finally raise awareness on this cruel form of lunging. We need change!! We need to say NO no matter who it is that thinks this is O.K.!!!

Comment by Katherine on March 24, 2012 at 10:36am

Cesar Parra has responded to the allegations.

http://www.barnmice.com/profiles/blogs/statement-from-cesar-parra

Comment by E. Allan Buck on March 24, 2012 at 12:25am

And under a gag order he settles out of court in Florida, has complaints against him in Germany.....and has another fraud case currently on the books in NJ.

 

Comment by E. Allan Buck on March 23, 2012 at 10:41pm

Here is a most interesting article in which Mr.Parra says he is going to file a complaint against me. I hope the hell he does.  I cannot wait to get on the stand in front of a jury and tear apart his lies and deceptions and untruths regarding his training of William PFF.  Does he think he dealing with an idiot?   He has no concept of evidence complied against him and his training methods. Mr. Parra seems to have a problem with telling the truth....remember the line from "A Few Good Men".........."You want the truth, you can't handle the truth". Remember folks deception is the tool of liars, cheaters, and defrauders. http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/parra-faces-charges-animal-abuse

Comment by E. Allan Buck on March 23, 2012 at 8:41pm

As for Mr. buck I see he is one of the founders for the "spirit" bitless bridle. I also see that he was taken to court for stealing his business partners computer. Where he lost. This started him on a long stream of taking people to court. He began taking on such people as Obama, Hiliary Clinton and the Usef just to name a few.

shia1 on COTH Milla Frosting here... seems to be trying to stir the pot...LOL
Guess what I have no problem with my kangaroo conviction.....know why? I have the physical evidence to send several folks to jail here in Utah, however, corruption is the name of the game here.  I would love to have an independent federal prosecutor and independent Federal Grand Jury review the evidence. 
As for the other cases I have filed, I did so under the civil rights act..and once again came up against corruption....
As for Parra, I have no interest what so ever except seeing that trainers who are a black mark upon the profession though their actions do not participate in a profession I love.  If you do not like that then that speaks volumes as to the lack of personal integrity you must have.
The average horse person does not know their legal rights when it comes to trainers and are being taken advantage of.   It is time to clean up our industry, let folks know where they stand and what they can do against trainers who violate the fiduciary responsibilities of 'care, custody and control' and of the contract laws that are a direct and proximate result of the ccc.
And once again we have a greenie hiding behind the keyboard.
But I do thank you for taking the time to post your perspective.

Comment by Marlene Thoms on March 23, 2012 at 6:10pm

I would call this an accident in that I don't believe Mr. Parra set out to harm the horse. But was the accident fore-seeable given his expertise? There has been quite an extensive discussion on other forums about this type of technique. It is common, but "accidents" are apparently not rare, and seem to have a lot to do with the abilities of the trainer to read the horse, know their previous training history, and react appropriately moment by moment to either prevent the horse over-reacting, or respond instantly if things aren't going as well as planned. Accidents happen, but apparently they happen less often with some trainers than others. So going from longer side reins that are elastic, to shorter reins that are not elastic  with too quick of a progression, maybe not reading the horse correctly, could greatly increasing the risk of an accident. The number of horses that have suffered this type of "accident" is very saddening to me. The only reason anyone has an idea of what happened in this case is that there was video and pictures. If Mr. Parra wishes to have his side of the story clarified I think he has to make some public statements, or let others statements stand. Litigation was not the first approach the owner made, but sometimes it is the only way to get some justice. Some would have criticised if the owner had begun legal action immediately, others criticise saying "why wait so long?". In fact it's taken this long for things to develop to where they are now. I also think the video should be publicly available, but again some criticise for putting it up, others criticise for taking it down. So it seems a court will have to judge instead of public opinion?

Comment by milla frosting on March 23, 2012 at 4:37pm

 I have a very hard time following such a one sided story. I like to follow up on my facts before making comments. In  doing so I found out alot of information regarding all three parties. The accident in question is tragic and I would never want to wish it on anyone. Unfortunately accidents do happen that is why they are called accidents.

        I also found that this horse is still alive and from the owner/trainers website doing well. Who knows in a few years he could be ridden again.

  As for  Cesar Parra from all of the research I've done he has one of the most respected teams in America. Not only himself but all of these working students that come from all over to learn.

   As for Mr. buck I see he is one of the founders for the "spirit" bitless bridle. I also see that he was taken to court for stealing his business partners computer. Where he lost. This started him on a long stream of taking people to court.  He began taking on such people as Obama, Hiliary Clinton and the Usef just to name a few. 

  It seems as if Mr. Bucks intrest is personal for maybe money or to promote his bitless bridle.

  This incident was tragic but we are only hearing one side of the story and the pictures only capture one moment in time. There are many other moments uncaptured.

Comment by Marsha Bi on March 21, 2012 at 8:37pm
What makes you think so much of yourself to think anyone wants to earn your trust. Everyone that truly loves the majesty of the horse never wants to see cruelty or unfortunate injuries. You assume that know more than many people and that you or care as much. I doubt that humility is truly a word in your vocabulary. What is the saying about people who live in glass houses? Good tidings....
Comment by E. Allan Buck on March 21, 2012 at 7:28pm

And it appears you joined Barnmice just to set forth your rant.

I really do feel sorry for folks like you that go through life with blinkers on, chosing to ignore and turn a blind eye to abuse by anyone including big name trainers.

Comment by E. Allan Buck on March 21, 2012 at 7:24pm

Well Ms. Bijiou...

It is not DR. PARRA to me, because to use the title one must earn my respect

I have manipulated nothing.  Just presented the situation on behalf of the horse rather than on the side of a man who clearly demonstrated his lack of the responsiblities of 'care, custody and control'.

All the details......stop crying wolf and realize that there is more than one person involved with this.  For instance, we do know of several employees of Parra who witnessed the incident yet did nothing to prevent Parra from tying down the horse in the extreme manner which resulted in the injuries.....under law they aided and abetted the horse abuse... Do you like that fact of law?

The simple fact is clear that individuals such as yourself who idealize such trainers as Parra, could never admit when there is conduct unbecoming a professional trainer.

 I will be humbled and honored to appear on the behalf of the horses at his trial and present testimony that will prove beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury that Mr. Parra violated numerous fiduciary responsibilities under New Jersey contract law and animal abuse law.

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