August 11, 2014 5:08 pm -

Natalie Lilley was riding with her daughter when two pit bulls attacked her horse, R.O., in Santa Clarita CA.

“I turned the horse to see the dogs coming when I realized these dogs were in attack mode,” she told KHTS AM News. “I screamed for my daughter to take off in the opposite direction. The dogs then took off after her, I ran interference and the dogs then came after me and my horse.”

These dogs were extremely vicious, Lilley told the Signal. She decided to jump up off the horse and let him run free.

R.O., suffered deep bite wounds to his legs and the Pit Bulls took out a chunk. of flesh on his stomach before Natalie Lilley could get him to run away without her, with the dogs in pursuit.

Hometown Station reports:

The owner of the dogs, who allegedly refused to give Lilley any form of identification, and the dogs themselves “disappeared” before Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrived at the scene.

D.B. Hirsch
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3 responses to 2 Pit Bulls Attack Horse, Rider, As Owner Flees

  1. burqa August 11th, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Too bad she wasn’t armed. When I used to ride in the country, often I’d take a gun for poisonous snakes or other critters. That’s just how we were brought up….

    • whatthe46 August 12th, 2014 at 2:47 am

      i feel so bad for the horse and the rider, and this owner should be found, jailed and sued.

  2. FieryLocks August 12th, 2014 at 12:10 am

    This is why there are leash laws