PORTLAND, Connecticut (WTNH) – A horse coach faces 20 animal cruelty fees of alleged horse abuse at Portland’s White Birch Farm.
State police stated an investigation started in Might on White Birch Farm coach Alexis Wall, 30, of East Hampton. State police stated in an arrest warrant request that they acquired quite a few nameless recommendations, complaints and eyewitness accounts of animal abuse on the farm throughout that point.
Wall is accused of tying horses up for hours with out entry to meals or water, cruelly punishing them for performing, utilizing his spurs excessively, and driving them too arduous for hours, amongst different fees.
Tying any animal in place for lengthy durations could cause them intense ache, pressure their muscle tissue and tendons, and trigger them bodily and psychological harm.
An eyewitness assertion additionally described seeing horses at White Birch Farm bleed from their mouths resulting from extreme driving or having their heads tied too tightly to a saddle and whipping as punishment. One other accused Wall of hitting a horse’s head in opposition to a wall.
These suspected abused horses have been confirmed by the farm proprietor to have been educated by Wall, state police stated.
Wall’s strategies usually are not thought of acceptable coaching strategies within the equine neighborhood, the investigators stated. For these causes, Wall was arrested and charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty, together with:
- Two counts of overwork
- Two counts of not offering an enough drink
- Seven counts of mutilation, merciless beating or unjustified damage to an animal
- 9 counts of torture
Wall was arrested on Friday July 29 and is because of be offered in courtroom on August 9.