Horse was struggling to walk because of badly overgrown hooves

Wednesday 22 January 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information about a young female horse found on a common at Pantypwllau in Coity, Bridgend on January 8 2014.

The tri-coloured mare was struggling to walk because all four of her hooves were badly overgrown and split. Enquiries were made with commoners who graze their horses at the site and the local horse warden but the owner is yet to be identified.

The horse has now been removed and treated by a vet while enquiries into who owns her are continuing.

Inspector Nic De Celis said: ”The horses’ hooves were in a horrendous state and she was struggling to walk.

“Although she was with some other horses on the common no one has claimed ownership or seems to have any idea of where she came from and as she is not microchipped we have no way of tracing an owner. Oddly, she was wearing a rug which suggests that someone does own her or has at least cared for her recently.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may know this horse or where she has come from”.

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to to contact the inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018 where they can leave a message for Inspector De Celis. All calls will be treated in confidence.

The RSPCA is only able to investigate instances like this thanks to donations from our  supporters. If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

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The tri-coloured horse was wearing a rug