INDIAN LAND - Anne Laney bought Fancy Pants, an Appaloosa, at a sale in Union County.
She bought Fancy because she felt sorry for her. The horse was obviously malnourished. The sale price - $30.
When the sale was final, Laney's granddaughter, Summer Holcomb, overheard a woman say, "What are you going to do with that thing?"
Take her home and give her some TLC, for starters, Laney thought.
Fancy's suffering lasted right up until the horse changed hands. Summer found a man beating Fancy with a whip and a rope before Laney took possession of the horse.