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Horse kicks canine away to cease aggressive bridleway assault

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  • A horse managed to cease an aggressive canine assault on a bridleway by kicking it away because it repeatedly lunged on the horse’s chest.

    Dorset Police are interesting for info on the incident, on a bridleway in Poole on Sunday, 4 December.



    Officers mentioned a girl was driving the horse on a public bridleway in Delph Woods, Broadstone, at about noon. They have been approached by a girl with a canine described as a black or brindle Staffordshire bull terrier-whippet cross.

    “The canine reportedly attacked the girl’s horse, lunging at its chest,” a police spokesman mentioned.

    “It was reported that the canine continued to aggressively lunge on the horse till it was in a position to kick it away. The canine’s proprietor then got here and dragged it away.”

    The lady who was with the canine was aged in her 50s and about 5’5” tall, with gray or pink curly hair.

    Police neighborhood help officer Pete Raymond mentioned: “This incident might have prompted critical accidents to the rider if the horse had bolted, and we’re finishing up enquiries to determine the canine and proprietor concerned.

    “I’d urge anybody with info to please contact us, and would additionally urge the proprietor to do the appropriate factor and are available ahead so we will take your account of what occurred.”

    Anybody with info is requested to contact Dorset Police through the drive’s web site or by calling 101, quoting reference 55220198791. Impartial charity Crimestoppers may be contacted anonymously on its web site or by calling 0800 555 111.

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