Boy Suffers Facial Injuries; Pony Diagnosed Lame
UK - A 12-year-old boy is now facially scarred after falling from his pony during a dog attack. Jordan Lye was riding his pony, Poppy, in Langley Park when two dogs attacked them. Nicky Barnes, his mother, said Jordan had asked the owner to put the dogs on their leads three times prior the attack -- they ignored him.
The bullmastiff and American bulldog jumped up at Poppy and bit her, which caused her to bolt. Jordan fell off into a tree, leaving him with cuts to his face. Ms Barnes said the dogs chased Poppy for a couple of miles, down a main road where she was nearly hit by two cars. She eventually stopped in an industrial estate.
Four-year-old Poppy suffered puncture wounds to the legs, lost a shoe and is now lame.
"It took Jordan four days to go back into the park as he was scared it might happen again. I'm worried it could happen to someone else. Jordan is now facially scarred." The police are currently investigating the incident. It is unknown if authorities have the dogs in custody.
After a spate of dog attacks on horses in the past year the British Horse Society (BHS) are calling for victims to contact them. A spokesman from the BHS said they have had an excellent response so far. The more reports we get the more we can do. "By people contacting us we can collate the information and form concrete evidence," she said.