Elderly Horse Apparently Assaulted With Rocks in Nighttime Attack Deserves Justice

Target: Maricopa County District Attorney Alister Adel

Goal: Pursue maximum punishment of two men accused of viciously attacking horse.

Two men were allegedly caught on camera hitting an elderly horse and throwing rocks at him. The attack apparently lasted half an hour while the horse was trapped in his pen. The horse, named Indy, is 30 years old and is retired.

Indy’s owner stated, “This is supposed to be [his] good ole days, and then this happens.”

The owners first realized something was wrong when they noticed some rocks in Indy’s pen while they were feeding him. “We saw a river rock in his pen,” said owner, Sean Pietsch. “So we checked the security cameras and that’s when we discovered two individuals had come into the yard at 1 a.m. and were in here for about 30 minutes straight — assaulting the horses, throwing river rocks at them, punching them. All kinds of horrible, horrible things.”

Per the security camera footage, the attackers fled when the owner stepped out on to his porch in the middle of the night. “I almost feel guilty that I was 200 feet away and didn’t know, and didn’t stop it,” Sean said. “He was crashing into the rails, trying to do everything to get away from them — to get out of his pen.”

Recently, sheriff’s deputies arrested two individuals and charged them with this alleged crime. The suspects are facing trial on the charges. Ask prosecutors to vigorously pursue this case.


Dear District Attorney Adel,

Two individuals were recently arrested and charged with burglary and animal cruelty charges for an alleged attack on an elderly horse. The horse is 30 years old and was locked in his pen when the suspects reportedly attacked him with rocks and their fists.

The attack appears to have gone on for 30 minutes until the owner just happened to come out on his porch. While the horse survived the attack, he is facing severe emotional trauma from this incident.

I ask that you please devote all resources necessary to fully and vigorously prosecute the two individuals accused of this heinous crime.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Belinda Hankins


  1. MR KIM SINGER says:

    Hard to imagine behaviour more sickening or depraved. These ‘individuals’ must be made an example of. FFS what is wrong with people?

  2. These jerks need to be removed from society, forever! But first use them as punching bags, then stone them!

  3. 20-year-old Lawrence Weinhart and a 16-year-old boy

  4. OMG how horrible for this poor horse. WTF is wrong with people anyways – they seem to live only to see how much abuse they can inflict on animals. Beat the living shit out of them and stone them right to death – the sooner the better.

  5. To the owners of the horse: AR15 or shotgun- both would stop the abusers

  6. All scumbag animal abusers gloally require instigation of the death penalty and nothing less!

    • Omg why would you be so so cruel what did the horse do to you @ my god how can you be inhumane to this what is wrong with you ! Karma us all I can say you are idiots .No animal deserves this ever !

  7. Raynesha McGhee-Reed says:

    These Pricks Need 2 Be Punished 4 doing 2 this poor horse.

  8. Barbara Garrison says:

    There is no excuse for beating an elderly horse. These two scumbags maliciously and strategically targeted this poor old horse, and beat him for no reason except to be mean. That tells me these two are evil to the core. Take them out of society before they kill a human being.

  9. Take these two f–ing assholes, throw them in a small cage, beat them with fists and pummels them with rocks for 1/2 hour. Make them pay restitution for care for the rest of the horses lives.

  10. Raymond Stevens says:

    The filthy scumbags should be hung by the neck until they choke to death. it should kill them in about 4 to 5 minutes, hopefully longer. This kind of evil needs to be sent hell as painfully as possible.

  11. How disturbing and heartbreaking to learn Indy the horse was attacked for 30 minutes. Very, very sad. Justice must come for this defenseless animal.

  12. Michael Vickers says:

    Who ever these two A_ _ holes are once they are found they have to be found guilty of any an all state laws for the cruelty to this beautiful horse along with the rest of his stablemates. Hopefully Indy will not have long lasting effects from these stupid attacks. Good luck to Indy’s family as they go through what will be a court battle to come.

  13. Peggy Stone says:

    I am truly appalled by how many here seem to respond to animal cruelty by wishing death threats and equivalent torture on the humans, as if that would solve anything. It is the same ugly spirit and rejoicing in violence that caused humans to torture in the first place.

    • You are right… We must think of a cure to this evil, not add more pain in this world. The only pain we can hope for is the sting of guilt, when you realise that instead of using the power you were given to do good, you chose evil, wich lowers you and destoys honor. So, bring these 2 to justice, open their minds and make them see how moving and beautiful a relation with an elderly horse can be.

  14. Lisa m Fera says:

    May the Evil get what the give: Evil

  15. These two evil scum bags need to die immediately of a very horrific and painful death!!! All evil doers, no matter of their age, should be put to death immediately!!!

  16. eleanor dunkavich says:

    I hope these creeps get what they deserve put them away for good

  17. These worthless pieces of 💩 should receive the exact punishment for being so miserable to abuse poor defenseless animals. Horses are intelligent and sensitive, unlike these evil bastards.

  18. Seriously, we need laws that sentence convicted perpetrators to receive the same treatment given to their victims. Send a strong message these heinous acts will not be tolerated! Hopefully that would make the wantabees, think twice before they do such vile things! REAL JUSTICE FOR ALL! IT’S COMING SOON,BY THE ONE THAT HAS THE RIGHT TO DEAL OUT CORRECTION, JESUS CHRIST BY THE AUTHORITY OF GOD THE FATHER!

  19. Julia Edinger says:

    These “EVIL ABUSERS” must be thrown in prison AFTER they suffer the treatment they deserve ,,,,, BEING STONED ‼️ Eye For An Eye

  20. This isn’t the case of harmless kids fun, this is a despicable, sadistic attack on defenseless animals designed to excite these sick individuals by torturing these confined equines and there should be no leniency and the absolute harshest consequences for these two pizels!!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


23871 Signatures

  • Kathleen Millman
  • Eileen Herrick
  • Erin Guthrie
  • Maurice Grefe
  • Cindy Burke
  • Kelly Gregerson
  • Cynthia Macri
  • Carol Makris
  • Gillian Dunn
  • Gabriela Lara
1 of 2387123...2387
Skip to toolbar