Off the Horse's Backs

Posted at Friday, January 5, 2018 in General

By GEM Staff Reporter

A Vale woman has expressed her disgust at people who have been stealing rugs off the backs of horses and ponies.

Dawn Hill told The GEM that the police had been informed of a spate of thefts.

She explained that thieves had struck three times at her field located just off the main Cowbridge-Llantwit road.

Dawn said: “I have had three rugs taken from my ponies in three weeks – leaving them cold and wet. The latest incident took place on Christmas Eve. “Two other people also had rugs stolen locally. One friend had her whole yard cleared out.”

She said it was a particularly mean crime, affecting animals out in cold conditions, and she advised fellow horse lovers to remain vigilant.

“It is sickening. I’d appeal to members of the public to note down licence plate numbers if they see something suspicious happening and report the matter to the police.”

People can call the local police station on 101 or log a call anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The Barry GEM link accessed January 5, 2018

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