A witness said they saw a white pick-up truck pull up and leave the body there at around 5.30pm.
Inspector Kate Fletcher said: “It is difficult to know for sure how this horse died, but he was in a terrible state and would definitely have suffered before he died.
“The horse was very young, probably just a year old, was suffering from diarrhoea, and emaciated. He looked as if he had had redworm and not been treated for it.
“The rope was likely put round his neck to drag him - so he could be dumped like rubbish by the side of this road.
“We urge anyone with any information about how the horse died and how the body came to be dumped in this way to call us.
“Sadly it is not uncommon for horses to suffer from redworm at this time of year. This is easily treated, but if they are not they go downhill very quickly. We would like to remind all horse owners to de-worm their animals at this time of year.”Oh, pull the other one, love!
We all know who are the likely suspects here, and we all know exactly why your charity won't do the necessary prevention work to ensure this doesn't happen again and again and again...
Sadly situations concerning abandoned and fly-grazing horses are still frequent, making it more difficult for the RSPCA and other horse charities to monitor the welfare of certain horses, when they are currently on the move.What's making it difficult isn't the type of horse, is it?