A warning some viewers may find images distressing.
There are numerous new cases of animal cruelty every day, horse cruelty is particularly on the rise. Animal charities say people don`t know how to care for them, so abandon them.
Two people from Portsmouth were found guilty of a series of animal cruelty offences. Below you can watch a video from the RSPCA about horse cruelty in the UK
Before buying a horse ensure that you thoroughly research in to the costs of looking after the horses, there are also numerous horse charities offering rehoming of abused horses, so you can give a horse a second chance in life, although it is important to note that some mental damage to these horses caused by man may take lots of time, love and patience to repair.