The Daily Heil doesn't know what it's talking about as usual, the 'elderly' word was probably the best it could come up with to add to the sensationalism. If the pony was two years old then it's obviously far from elderly but more importantly it was also FAR too young to have been broken to drive.
However, this is fucking despicable. Sadly not wholly unusual though. Pikeys take their trotting races very seriously, usually to the detriment of the equines whose legs are smashed to pieces in relatively short time. The bluff and bravado is collosal and equals the embarassment when a race is lost so they try and regain face by punishing the losing animal. I've seen it before, not drowning, but certainly thrashing an animal to death then leaving it by the side of the road.
Doing something that in broad daylight is bizarre though, but that's inbreds for you I suppose. Perhaps someone should mention Hitler about now...
Hmmm. While it is not unusual for Pikeys to simply leave a colour horse tethered somewhere when it is past its sell-by, there is something fishy about this one.
A 2 year old colour horse is an asset, and if chipped, is legit. Three trotters are assets. Three sets of trotting harness are assets big style. My money is on these horses and harness did not belong to the twunts who did this. That it is some Pikey vendetta. "We put horses heads in peoples beds".
Well it sounds like an accident to me, to be fair drowning is a pretty nice way to die, so I am sure the pony would not of suffered much. If it was injured, or beyond help it seems like the fairest way to deal with it, apart from cutting its throat, and letting it bleed out, which may of caused more distress both to the pony and nearby families.
Unlike horses I believe ponies do not taste very good which is probably whih the corpse was left, though pony is becoming increasing popular in top end london restaurants. Im not sure what the difference between a pony and a horse really is apart from the taste.