This shocking footage shows the moment a thug smashed a plank of wood around a pony’s head. Connie Mullane, 24, was given a lifetime ban from keeping horses after he was caught on video carrying out the horrifying attack on the horse, which was harnessed to a cart.
The white pony can be seen rearing after being struck by Mullane, on May 20, 2017.
Mullane admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a pony on May 20, 2017 by inflicting blunt force trauma and physical violence, contrary to Section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, when he appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court.
He was spared jail but given 200 hours unpaid work and given a lifetime disqualification order on equines.