Florida: Horse Recovering from Beating, Burns
A Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse mare is recovering from caustic burns and an apparent beating suffered over the weekend at a farm near Ocala, Florida.
According to a report by the Ocala Star Banner, Lisa Hensley, a homeowner in the Meadow Wood Farms subdivision in Marion County, found the mare, named Sassy, injured after she returned home from a weekend camping trip. Hensley boards the mare for owner Dr. Todd Overcash.
Sassy was treated for burns suffered on her left hind leg and along her side. The veterinarian that treated the mare was unsure as to what substance caused the burns, but he didn't believe it was acid, since the burns were not deep enough. Sassy is also being treated for what appears to be bruising on the underside of her belly, caused by being kicked repeatedly.
“She's one of the most gentle horses to be around,” said Sassy's owner, Dr. Overcash. “We want anyone who knows anything about this to please contact the authorities. I'm just overwhelmed by it. That horse is the love of a 4-year-old boy,” Overcash added.
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