Milton Keynes, England – Domino, a 13-year-old Trotter cross, was brutally attacked while grazing in a field. The attacker used a knife and the attending veterinarian believes a hammer was used to smash the bones in his face. Domino had been grazing in a field with 3 other horses. None of the other horses were injured in the attack.
“I can count on one hand the number of horse attacks I’ve seen in the last 10 years,” RSPCA inspector Susan Haywood told reporters. “Domino has horrendous, deep injuries on his face, he is lucky he didn’t lose an eye. He has a long road to recovery – not just in terms of healing, but the trauma that he went through.”
The surgical team worked to repair tendon damage in Domino’s face, a surgery lasting 4 hours. He is expected to make a full recovery.