Star, a 10-year-old calf-sized horse, was tethered in his usual paddock in the small seaside settlement near Dunedin. Following the trail, the owner said he found the "little bloodied horse'' still alive a short distance down the road. The owner said she was shocked and frightened to discover someone would attack her beloved miniature horse. "He's tiny, he's cute, he's about the size of a calf, and some [person] just went to town stabbing him. The horse was on fluids yesterday recovering from surgery and blood loss, but looked set to pull through, Dr Gillespie said.
Source: Otago Daily Times February 18, 2019 09:11 UTC