#TheList Ashleigh Hindle, aged 27, of Barclay Avenue, Marton, Blackpool FY4 4HH – neglected a Welsh mare named Dolly, kept her in hazardous conditions
Mother-of-two Hindle was prosecuted by the RSPCA after inspectors found Dolly to have a catalogue of health problems including lameness and overgrown hooves. She was so thin her spine and hip bones were sticking out. She was also covered in lice and had over-sharp teeth, which caused her difficulties with eating. She was infested with worms and suffering from the liver disease hepatitis.
The field in which Dolly was kept was hazardous, containing a roll of barbed wire, glass bottles, litter and metal poles sticking out of the ground. There was a very small amount of what appeared to be rainwater in a bathtub for the pony to drink. Dolly had to be tranquillised before she was caught.
Hindle told an inspector she had been unable to catch Dolly for a year.
Hindle, a sales administrator with Chorley Hyundai in Blackpool, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Dolly between March 1 and April 10 2018.
Sentencing: 12 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 12 months; total £215 costs and charges. Banned from having any horse or equine animal for 10 years (expires August 2028). Deprivation order for Dolly.