This distressing footage showing a horse being repeatedly whipped and kicked has led to an RSPCA investigation.
The 35 second clip, thought to have been shot in south Wales, shows a girl on the horse’s back before the agitated creature throws her off.
She then proceeds to viciously and repeatedly whip the clearly distressed animal, which is not fitted with a saddle.
The five-year-old male stays close to the wall as she rains down blows, before a man launches two kicks at the frightened equine.
The pony is understood to have been sold as a companion, which is a horse that cannot be ridden, which is why it bucked the girl off.
After being uploaded online the video has been shared and viewed more than 16,000 times, with group RAID ( Rescuing Animals In Danger ) hosting the video on their website.
A spokesman for the group told the Mirror the pony was called Emry, but has since been relocated by the owners, who own three others including two Shetland foals and a gypsy cob.
They said: “We seek authorities to take appropriate hardline action on this matter as clear provision is made within the law for them to do so.
“The public have spoken forcefully in an outcry of rightful dismay and we are sure we speak for all right minded citizens to beseech justice is done by service providers paid to do so by us all.”
The distressing clip, which they called a “travesty”, has sparked an outpouring of anger and demands for justice.
JJ Smeiman wrote: “Have had horses all my life would not tolerate this behaviour from any child of mine having a horse is a privilege not a right to abuse.”
Lisa Addley commented: “An absolute saint of a pony for not booting her back!!
“Bloody shame it didn’t! Poor little thing needs taking far far away from them all and placing in the loving home it deserves!”
The RSPCA confirmed it is looking into the incident, and a Cymru spokesperson said: “We are aware of this alleged incident, and would urge anyone with further information to contact us.
“Members of the public can contact our 24-hour Cruelty & Advice Line on 0300 1234 999, to report cruelty or an animal in distress.”
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