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Rachel Pozzi, who became a world champion riding Appaloosa horses at ten years old, didn’t predict the overwhelming number of people who had yet to speak-up, that did so as a result of her courageous disclosure of an unconscionable experience.
According to Pozzi, in an interview last week, “I had a pretty promising career after the childhood accolades.” No doubt that was prescient foresight. Before turning eighteen, she amassed a total of four world titles in the area of showing Appaloosa horses. Today, the 25 year-old professional with a Master’s Degree specializing in environmental regulatory policy, lives in Edgewood, NM. Pozzi’s typical day involves her full time job, followed by chores necessary to care for her many horses, or what she dubs, her: “passion in life.”
After another long day on December 14th, which included cooking dinner for her family, Pozzi chose to decompress with a glass of cabernet. In contradiction of her goal, she received a text message from a new friend, one time-zone westward, which led Pozzi to a boiling point.
The originator of that message was Kristina Alexander, 52, of Manteca, CA, a horse trainer. The two met in August and formed a friendship that, according to Pozzi, was “propagated by empathy and understanding” following what they alleged were similar traumatic experiences doing business with a woman who holds herself out as Bedonna Dismore, (believed to be) 53, of Snyder, Oklahoma.
That boiling point led the two to believe it was finally time to come forward with a story, and Pozzi did so on Facebook.com on that same night.
The post was a response to the experience of both women. Specifically, last July and August, both Pozzi and Alexander, respectively, purchased horses from Dismore. Pozzi drove from her home to Snyder to retrieve her new mare purchased in an auction held by Dismore.