How old is that horsie in the window? 1-04-11
What you are about to read, and see pictures of, is an event that took place back in November of 2010. It takes place over the course of three days. The story goes, that a breeder purchased a horse from another breeder, after the seller had logged into Second Life and promptly contacted this person about selling a requested type of horse. The seller of the horse has and may still have a storefront in the Amaretto breedables market owned by Josaphine Cooperstone.
What would seem like a very normal horse purchase soon became a unveiling of what goes on behind the scenes of Amaretto Breedables. This evidence is being presented for you to make your own judgments. The information here has been shared throughout the horse breeding community for some time now, and has been mentioned in the Amaretto Breedables group chat as well as circulated around in IM’s and on notecards. Here you will see actual screen shots taken during the whole event, along with explanations of each. Avatar names and Alts will be revealed here.
This first picture shows a IM window along with a image embedded in it that is taken from Myslhorses.com. It shows information for a horse named Gloomy Snow Princess. The IM window is what is chatted to you in response to you clicking on the horse and requesting its parents. The embedded image inside the IM window is a snapshot of its stats from Myslhorses.com. So far this all looks great. At the time of this purchase this was a much desired horse that sold in the $40,000L+ range. What is important about this picture is the Mother. You will see in following pictures why this becomes important.
Ok so, the buyer of this horse was contacted by a avatar named Kade Zuta, after a request for a White Arabian. The breeder went and met Kade Zuta and purchased the horse now known as “Gloomy Snow Princess”. As you see in the picture below, at this time in mid November this was a very decent horse from equally great parents.
Now once this breeder takes the new horse home and goes to record all its data for safe keeping, it is noticed that looking on the Myslhorses.com website that the mother has no age nor does she have any parents. You can clearly see this screenshot below taken at that time. This was late at night and was thought to just be a mistake and nothing really seemed to be all that wrong. The breeder still did want to record the data but figured to wait till the following morning to see if all info would be online.
The next morning, the breeder is once again going to record the data for safe keeping and opens up the Myslhorses.com website for the pedigree for the horse. You will now see in this screenshot some things have now changed. First, the mother now has a new name. Her name yesterday was “Phenomena” but now its “Jaymee”. Ok so a new name isn’t really a big deal, people change the names of horses from time to time. Second you will see that the eyes of the mother are now changed from “fire elemental” to “rainbow”. Say what? How would this happen you ask? Well your guess is as good as ours. None the less there it is for you to see. Third, the mother now has an age. Yes you are reading that right, the age says the horse is now 12,471 days old. Just for the record that just over 34 years old, the internet wasn’t even available for public use back then. She still has no parents.
Ok, seems there is something “ahoof” going on around here now, huh? Well you are right there sure is. But this is where it all gets very interesting. See, now this breeder is feeling a little bit scammed. They are worried they may now have some type of defective horse. Worse yet they may have a horse that has been fabricated by Amaretto. Yes there has been up to this point rumors of favoritism and Amaretto staff using Alts to sell their horses. So this breeder is wondering if they may have just stumbled onto that very proof. None the less this breeder is a trusting person and they decide to wait till one of their friends is online to show them this information they have found. In the mean time, the breeder continues on with their day of looking to buy other horses. So they venture off into the seemingly never ending sims full of Amaretto horses for sale.
After some searching this breeder comes across a perfect horse for sale. Perfect why? Well this horse is a female White Arabian, but wait she is pregnant, and it would seem her mate is standing right next to her. He is also a White Arabian, but he has “Fire Elemental” eyes and a Long mane. Ok so this breeder purchases the pregnant female in the hopes that the baby it has turns out to also have the fire elemental eyes and turns out to be a male. This would be a perfect mate for the horse that was purchased from Kade Zuta the day before. This breeder takes the horse home and shortly there after the original owner contacts them. This wasn’t a “Hey Thank You” contact though. This was a “That horse wasn’t for sale” contact. The original owner was very adamant on getting the pregnant female back. Going as far as saying that she would contact Amaretto and tell them the horse was stolen. Basically what she would attempt to do is say that the horse was purchased for $10L. Everyone knows that the default setting for placing a item for sale in Second Life is $10L. Amaretto has been known to return horses back to original owners when horses are purchased for $10L say at auctions when the seller is setting the price and a thief comes in during the moment they begin to edit the price. Either way this horse was purchased for well over $30,000L and there was transaction proof, so it seems this idea would not work for the original owner and they backed off. Shortly there after the female had her baby. This picture below shows the pedigree for the baby, the mother is the horse that was purchased pregnant. Ok so your asking what the hell this has to do with the whole story? Well look at the picture, you will see that the Sire named ~ FIRE ON ICE~ has the very same mother as the horse that was purchased the day before from Kade Zuta. Coincidence? Nope there is no such thing. Further pictures will reveal why. But for now look at this picture.
So now that the breeder has seen that this pregnant horse has ties back to Kade Zuta’s horses, they get on a Alt account and go back to the sim that the pregnant horse was purchased from. This sim is run by one person and only her horses are sold there, at least at the time all this was happening. The owner of this sales yard is Despina Boucher, and she is the same person that owned the pregnant horse originally. The breeder is now in snooping mode, clicking on horses. After a little bit they come across a horse that also has ties back to the horses that Kade Zuta has. However the owner of this horse is not Despina Boucher. The owner of this horse is Risque Davi. What’s her connection you ask? Well she keeps horses for sale in the very same space as Kade Zuta, at Josaphine Cooperstone’s breedable market sim. By space we don’t mean they are just only on the same sim, what we mean is they share the very same building. You will see in the picture below that the Dam’s mother is the very same mother to both “Gloomy Snow Princess” and “~FIRE ON ICE~”. What does all this mean? Well keep reading you will learn all the connections soon.
Ok now, on to the cover up. What cover up? Well that’s coming don’t worry. We promise there really is a reason for all this. Lets just look back at what has been said and shown so far and connect some dots. We have a horse that is purchased from Kade Zuta. This horse has a parent that seems to first have Fire elemental eyes and no age. With in a 12 hour time frame that horse has now changed names, changed its eye type to Rainbow, and has become 12,471 days old. She still has no parents. Later in the day its found that the very same horse is parent to two other horses on Despina Bouchers sim. One horse she owned and one owned by Risque Davi. Despina was very threatening in response of the sale of the pregnant horse going so far as to want to fabricate a story to Amaretto to have the horse returned. Risque Davi has a horse on Despina Bouchers private sim, and she also shares space with Kade Zuta for selling horses on Josaphine Cooperstone’s breedable market sim. For now what we have at the very least is three people that do business with each other. Or do we?
What you will now see in the next couple pictures is the attempt to cover up what apparently is something that Amaretto did not want anyone to see. Kade Zuta’s main avatar will be revealed. The true owner of the mystery horse will be brought out of her hiding, as well as a list of her known Alts, and trust us that will only lead to more speculation. The link between Despina Boucher and these people, and why the rumors of her having all these amazing horses well before anyone else is really true.
Remember that friend the breeder was waiting for to come online to see all this information? Well they came online looked it all over, went and looked at all the horses, sales locations, profiles, and RedZone Alt list. Apparently this person was able to determine a few connections to all the people involved. This person apparently knew someone with in the Amaretto organization, and presented all the collected information to them. What Amaretto did next is the most disturbing of this whole situation. They covered it up. However just like everything else, they were not very good at it. So in this first picture you will see that Amaretto has attempted to make some changes to the information of the mystery horse. Look at the age of the Dam on the horse now. First it was 12,471 days old, now its been changed to 50 days. Look at the top of the picture too. You will notice that there is many pedigree pages open. This was done to capture in real time changes that were being done to the pedigree by moving to a different page and refreshing it. You will see though in this picture only one change has been made and its the age.
Ok so what gives? Is this horse 12,471 days old or 50 days old? What about parents? She is a White Arabian, she needs to have parents because there is no way she can be a starter horse right? Well it took Amaretto another 20 minutes to make the pedigree look right. However in the meantime apparently Kade Zuta felt the need to hide a few more things. Wait what? Why would he need to hide more things? How would he even know any of these corrections were taking place? Well here it comes. Kade Zuta is really Richie Carami. Yes the very same Richie Carami that is a CSR for Amaretto, and partnered to Jaymee Caproni also a CSR for Amaretto. Jaymee Caproni is also the real life sister to Josaphine Cooperstone. Should you be able to bring up Jaymee Caproni’s list of known Alts you will get these names, JJ Cerna, Josaphine Cooperstone, Jaysin Cooperstone, Ancient Biscuit, Kaye Koolhoven, Richie Carami. The mystery horse is really owned by Jaymee Caproni. Whoaaaaa slow down what? Yes go back and read it over… Got it now? See that connection? Wait there is more. Kade Zuta logged into Second Life while the server was taken down to make the final corrections and went to his sales yard on Josaphine Cooperstone’s breedable market sim. While he was there he was met by Despina Boucher, and the horse’s that were in his sales yard were transfered over to Despina. Ok whew, Kade erm Richie is safe now. He would almost certainly have had moved over some more questionable horses. All is good now, yes even the Mystery horse is now good. Take a look at the picture below. You will now see that the horse now has her name back to “Phenomena”, she has her eyes back to “Fire Elemental”, she has had her age changed now for the third time to 42 days old, and last but not least she finaly has some parents.
So what have we learned here? Well, it would seem that the rumors are true about Amaretto staff using Alts to sell horses. They do seem to have at the very least a couple people close to them they feel they can share these horses with. It would also seem thet the CSR’s are able to create horses at will. They are also able to make changes on thier server to hide these horses into the population. Since this all happened back in November the information has been shared with a small group of breeders. Of course through them the information leaked out to a wider amount of people. We have seen transcripts of personal IM’s where the information has been shared. We have seen copies of notecards that some of this information has been posted onto. We have also seen it mentioned in the Amaretto Breedables group chat. Until now it has not been a very big secret, but now its all in one page for all to see and make thier own judgment call on. Whether you believe it or not is up to you. The people that were involved know its true though.