When Callahan went to visit the owner a couple of weeks ago "just to see how I could work with him," she was threatened with a call to police.
Animal control officers have visited several times, once as recently as last Saturday for more than two hours.
"Nothing's going on," Brian Boman, supervisor at Pierce County Animal Control, tells The Dodo. "There's no crime that's been committed, I can tell you that. There's no code that requires the horse to be removed from his stall."
Indeed, Boman says Magic is in "outstanding" physical condition. No laws in Washington state have been broken.
But that hasn't stopped a campaign to buy Magic from gaining momentum. An online petition has garnered more than 9,000 signatures. A GoFundMe effort has raised more than $3,000 in an effort to buy the horse.
The group has already offered to purchase Magic for $6,000 - an offer, they say that's been declined.
If Magic is to step out of his stall again, they will need more.
The owner, Callahan says, has asked for $20,000.
And those "high heels?"
"We have to prove that it's unjustifiable or unnecessary physical pain," Boman says. "There's no way possible that we could prove that with this animal."