Tennessee Authorities Seek Horse Slasher

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Tennessee law enforcement authorities are hoping the public can help identify whoever cut a horse's leg while it grazed in its Washington County pasture.

Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Nicki Salyer said department personnel responded to a call on July 15 from an owner reporting that, sometime between the evening of July 14 and the morning of July 15, a Quarter Horse had been slashed at a farm near Jonesborough. Investigations found that the animal had sustained a 3-inch gash on its left rear leg, she said.

“There were no other injuries on the horse's body,” Salyer said.

Investigators later found a box cutter wrapper near the scene.

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident, Salyer said.

Anyone with information should call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 423/788-1414.

About the Author

Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a professional journalist who has covered horse industry and equestrian topics for a number of publications. Her background includes riding, showing, and training Saddlebred horses.

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