The arraignment of Jeffery Graber, 55, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 3 in Fort Madison.
The Donnellson, Iowa man faces a serious misdemeanor of livestock neglect.
Graber was charged Jan. 8 after deputies removed several emaciated horses from his property. A judge ordered the horses returned to Graber due to a clerical error by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators seized 36 horses Jan. 29. They were placed with four rescue organizations in Southeast Iowa. Judge Mary Ann Brown cited a procedural error committed by the Lee County Sheriff's Office when it served a warrant at the farm. The horses were returned to Graber in March.