It was homecoming at Queen’s University and evidently some of the students thought it would be fun to slap the police horses. A girl who was obviously a novice at it decided it was her turn to have a go. You see, there are some pretty important rules when you slap a horse and she violated Rule #1. “Never stand behind a horse you are slapping.”
When she ran up and slapped the horse, he kicked her square in the face and she ran off with her hand covering it. All told three people were charged with slapping horses. The police refuse to say whether the woman was one of the three. They may have decided she was already properly punished. When you get kicked by a 2000 pound animal it’s more likely than not that it’s going to leave a mark.
The Kingston Police Department identified the slapped horse, who is new to the department, in a tweet.
According to a separate tweet, the men they arrested were not from Queen’s University; one attends Algonquin College, and the other is from Cobourg. The female suspect is a student at Queen’s University.
The department added that Murney responded well to the slaps.
“Police horse, Murney, still in training. Startled by slaps but kept her restraint,” one tweet read.
Slapping a police horse is illegal under a newly established law that prohibits injuring a law enforcement animal. If found guilty, the suspects could serve up to five years in prison.