Ciotta last visited with Hunter in July after a video surfaced online of three horses on Hunter's property alleging the horses were neglected. Ciotta determined they were not malnourished, but recommended Hunter give them higher quality feed.
While addressing Hunter's horses earlier this summer, Ciotta said he observed three cow calves in the barn being fed hay, which he told Hunter should be out feeding on grass.
"He was supposed to take all of the cattle to pasture to graze instead of being in the building — that's the agreement we had," Ciotta said.
However, Hunter said he only had one cow and hasn't had more than one for several years.
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or email@example.com. Follow him: @PharosMAK