More Cruelty at Denaby – Pony Badly Kicked

November 1907

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 2, 1907

More Cruelty at Denaby
Pony Badly Kicked

James Frost, pony driver, Mexborough, was charged by the Denaby Main Colliery Company with cruelty to a horse in the mine on 11 October.

The evidence of the Denaby show that at between eight and nine in the evening on the date in question he saw defendant pony pulling a run of tubs up an incline. The pony stop, and defendant kicked it severely twice on the near hock.

The pony proceeded to a pass by, and there went down, and defendant kicked him again.

Fred Baxter, the horse keeper, said he examined the horse after its ill treatment, and found the skin knocked off and parts of the leg very sore, so that the pony was unfit for work for three days.

Frost had to pay 40 shillings and was warned that if he was convicted on a similar charge again he would be sent to prison.