Albuquerque Outrider Handed Five Year Suspension After ‘Abusive Behavior’ Caught On Video

New Mexico stewards have suspended all state licenses to outrider Roger Franklin Cadwallader for five years for what their final ruling describes as “abusive behavior towards a horse.”

According to the ruling, Cadwallader was captured on video at the Downs of Albuquerque Racetrack during morning workouts on Aug. 20. During a track break, Cadwallader was shown hitting a horse multiple times with his hands and reins. He was also recorded kicking the horse in its legs several times.

“The horse in the video was clearly in distress and tried to lie down multiple times,” the ruling read.

Cadwallader was on summary suspension at the time of his hearing and the ruling on Nov. 11. The suspension runs from Aug. 28, 2020 to Aug. 27, 2025.

According to steward Ron Walker, the horse was returned to its owner after the incident but had no further information on its condition.

Cadwallader has ten days from the date of the ruling to file an appeal.

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