Man banned from keeping horses for 20 years

  • A man who neglected a mare and foal has been banned from keeping horses for 20 years.

    Jayson Stanley from Aylesbury was sentenced at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on Friday 20 December.

    Stanley had left the pair with no grazing, little additional food and no water. The mare was found in a weak and lethargic condition with patches in her coat and her hooves overgrown.

    The foal also had to be removed from the field as it was still suckling.

    RSPCA inspector Kirsty Withnall said:  “This horse had been left without water or enough food and was clearly suffering as a result.

    “Her basic needs could have been met simply by providing food and water and treatment for her lice infestation but these things were withheld from the horse.

    “It is great news that both the mare and her foal are now doing well and living in a better place together.”

    Stanley admitted a charge of causing unnecessary suffering by failing to investigate and explore the causes of the horse’s poor bodily condition and weight loss. He also admitted 3 charges of failing to meet her welfare.

    As well as the ban he was ordered to do 250 hours of upaid work and pay costs of £4,671.44.

    The horse was later nicknamed Nicky after the vet who treated her and her foal was named Justin after the vet’s boyfriend. Both have been rehomed together and Nicky is being broken in so she can be ridden.


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