A HORSE that was victim to a "savage" attack by a dog has been left with injuries and the matter is now under investigation.
The attack occurred at a property in Quandialla, north-west of Young, on Saturday, August 10 with a resident alerted to a disturbance in a horse paddock.
"On inspection, the owner was shocked to see his horse cornered by what was described as an Australian bulldog," NSW Police State Rural Crime Co-ordinator Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside said.
"There were significant injuries to the chest of the horse and a large amount of blood around the chest and legs of the horse, but more notably, around the mouth and head of the dog.
"Two other large dogs were in the area but it is unclear if they were involved in the attack."
Owners of the dogs were alerted and the dogs were removed from the scene.
"The victim's horse had to be sutured around the chest without sedation or pain relief due to being in foal," Detective Inspector Whiteside said.
"There were injuries to the horse's legs which could not be sutured on account of skin being completely torn away."
"This was a particularly savage attack which police are continuing to investigate in concert with Hilltops Shire Council rangers."
MAP: The town where the attack occurred
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