The owner of the Otter Creek Ranch near Milltown will go to trial for mistreating animals.
This week I n Polk County Court, Michael Feist entered not guilty pleas for several counts of mistreating animals.
The investigation into the mistreatment began in September and when the Polk County Sheriff says four horses were found dead at the Otter Creek Ranch.
Feist is accused of depriving the horses of quality food and water for an extended period of time. He is scheduled to appear again in court in February.