Police launch appeal after horses are injured

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Police in North Yorkshire have launched an appeal after the tales of two horses were cut off.

The owners of the two animals have warned equine insurance customers in the region to be on their guard after the attacks.

Stabled at Colburn Grange Farm, in Colburn, the horses were mutilated on Wednesday November 9th between 05:00 GMT and 15:00 GMT. Police are hoping that people who witnessed anything suspicious may come forward.

Speaking to the BBC about the incident, Pc Nicola Pattinson said that the incident was "bizarre".

"We are concerned that it may be a way of marking horses in preparation for theft," she added.

Recently, the Horse Trust ran a series of seminars on horse welfare.

The Equine Welfare Assessment and Handling Course was held at various locations last month and marked the first time the seminars had been made available to local authorities in England.

Liane Crowther, organiser of the event, said the training sessions were well received.

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