Police officers are appealing for witnesses following a careless driving and fail to stop offence in Aylesbury.
At around 3.35pm yesterday (16/6) in Thornton Road, Thornton, it was reported to police that a vehicle was being driven at speed around a blind bend which caused a horse to fall to its knees and be dragged a short distance.
The horse sustained injuries to both front legs and is receiving veterinary treatment. The rider, a woman, did not require hospital treatment but did have symptoms of shock.
The vehicle involved is described as a gunmetal steel grey 1 Series BMW.
The driver is described as a white man, aged approximately in his late fifties. The passenger was a woman, also aged in her late fifties, and there was a child in the back seat of the car.
Investigating officer, Sergeant Emily Dover of Buckingham Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This incident was distressing for the rider and the horse sustained injuries which are now requiring treatment.
“The driver had a total disregard for the welfare of the horse and the rider after driving off at the scene.
“We would therefore encourage anyone who knows anything about this incident to get in touch.
“We also believe that this vehicle may have been seen and potentially recorded on dash-cam footage before or after this incident.
“The vehicle was travelling from Thornton and turning left when the incident happened.”
Please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting reference URN 933 (16/6)