A pony discovered on a remote lane with horrific injuries to her back legs is making a good recovery, RSPCA officials have said.
Elsa was discovered in Follingsby Lane, between Downhill Lane, near Nissan and the A194(M), suffering from wounds thought to have been caused by being dragged along the floor, or following an accident after by being improperly harnessed to a cart.
But the nine-month-old filly, named Elsa after the character in Disney movie Frozen by RSPCA staff due to the freezing conditions at the time, has responded well to treatment in care.
Lisa Paulin, yard manager at RSPCA Felledge Equine Centre, said: “She is doing so well and is such a sweet filly despite this terrible ordeal. We are pleased to say she is even going out into her field now.
“When she first arrived she was clearly in so much pain from the wounds on her back legs. The injury was enormous and so severe that even her muscles were exposed. Thankfully, we have been able to treat her legs with a special solution to create a barrier that has prevented further infection, and also helped the skin to repair.”