Trader is in court over injured pony

Derby Magistrates court.

Derby Magistrates court.

A pony’s gashed neck left a horse trader facing £4,077 legal bill and he must also carry out 100 hours community work, after he appeared in court.

But magistrates allowed piebald pony Rosy to be returned to Tracy Gaskin, 49, after he claimed the injury was caused by someone tampering with its tether as the animal grazed off Whiteley Road in Ripley.

And JPs declined to ban him from keeping animals after hearing he had tended horses since he was a child and sold them for a living.


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