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Chad Nutt, a self-proclaimed "top horse trainer in the world" has been served an eviction notice for keeping his guide horse in-training in his apartment.
Texas law provides criminal penalties for anyone who interferes with, or injures a guide horse, and Federal legislation (The Americans with Disabilities Act) guarantees a blind person the right to keep their Guide Horse anywhere. However, the laws do not allow guide horse trainers the same rights as the disabled, and Nutt has no legal standing to keep a guide animal in an apartment because he is not visually disabled.
Mr. Nutt is founder of "God's Corral" (http://godscorral.org). Much of the content on God's Corral is copied verbatim from the Guide Horse Foundation web page www.guidehorse.org, including details about guide horse classroom training:
Mr. Nutt also makes ridiculous claims such as the statement that his 10 month old foal is a fully-grown stallion and that many ponies live to be 50 years old, both glaringly incorrect statements that makes the Guide Horse Foundation question Mr. Nutt's basic knowledge of horses:
Ann Edie, a blind woman with a working Guide Horse, notes her concerns about Nutt's qualifications as a horse trainer in this publication:
A World's top Horse Trainer, or a Nut?
Nutt runs the God's Corral web site where he claims that his program has been recognized for having the best standards anywhere in the world, a claim without any justification whatsoever:
Nutt also believes that he is one of the top horse trainers in the world, despite having no online show record, nor any records of professional horse training activities:
However, in this newspaper report Nutt says that he has no professional horse training experience:
Where are Nutt's seven trained guide horses?
On February 6, 2005, Nutt stated that he was working with his first Guide Horse (named Lightning, blind owner unknown), and by October he told reporters that he has trained seven guide horses, evidently in the period between February 2005 and October 2005:
Nutt also suggests that "God's Corral" is a large institution for the blind with an admissions department:
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