Owner demands investigation into riding school animal death

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Owner demands investigation into riding school animal death

Horse insurance policyholders have been told that a woman has blasted a university riding school, after her former mount was euthanised without her knowledge.

The Mansfield and Ashfield Chad reported that Emma Taylor sold the animal to Brackenhurst College, which is attached to Nottingham Trent University at Southwell, after sustaining a serious injury in a riding accident.

She then claimed she was not told before the centre destroyed the animal, named Dylan, in October 2010 and was initially told that he had been sent to a science centre in Scotland, although she had a 'first refusal' agreement on re-sales.

Four months later it emerged that Dylan had been euthanised, as university staff deemed him to have become dangerous.

"I feel let down by Nottingham Trent University because I sold them Dylan in good faith thinking he would get the best life possible," Ms Taylor said.

"At the first hint it was not working out they could have rung me and I would have had him back. I would have been there the next day and taken him away."

Earlier this week, Channel TV reported that a horse was put down after falling at a Guernsey race meet.

May 06th 2011

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