The horse is lucky to had survived, as to reference to the injuries it sustained.
I did a research too find out if a coyote could have done this (Or a pack) and came across this story back from 1997:
She came down the mountain for help. Early Saturday, before sunrise, on October 18, 1997, Betty from Wild Horse Spirit was checking for any
signs of free-roaming wild horses in an area of northern Nevada. She sighted a horse in the distance. Using binoculars, she saw a lone young horse
who appeared injured, sick and weak. She was moving slowly having difficulty raising and lowering her head to graze on the mountainside. Suddenly,
three coyotes were seen circling her, apparently waiting for the opportune time to finish the young horse off. Betty knew it was urgent that the
horse get help if she was to survive.
The marking's from the attack on the OP's post are much more severe than the marks of the attack were on this partyicular horse, being atacked by
not one but three coyote's has left very little veiwable infliction, though I feel for the horse, being starving and ill, I don't think it was any
pack of coyote that did this threads horse.
Here's a good story of a cougar attack on a horse that was not so lucky. The story has A pic of the horse in her glory days, but there is no evidence
photo's of the horse after the attack, for comparison reason's of the attack marking's of the OP's horse vid to a possible explanation of what
And Penny still can't figure out what spooked the 13-year-old standardbred trotter on the night of Oct. 8 so she'd run headfirst into a fence
post -- snapping it at the base -- then over an electric fence and another wire fence.
OPP say the animal that attacked Rainbow could have been a cougar because one was spotted by a resident this week near a creek in Parkhill.
I guess what gets my attention for this story is the reaction of this horse to what happened to the video news horse, quite similar in reaction's.
It turns out they are inigeonist to the vacinity of the attack, which leads me to beleive it may be the culprit.
Mountain Lions have the largest range of any wild cat extending from the Southern part of Canada to the Southern tip of South America Diet
Mountain Lions are carnivores and their main prey are the white tailed and mule deer but depending on their geographical location their diet also
consists of bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, elk, moose, tree porcupines, guanacos, hares, rodents and domestic livestock such as cattle, sheep,
pigs and horses.
Source of Mt. Lions habitat:
This is a very unusual catch for the camera of a horse defending itself from being attacked by a Mt. lion, the horse I think got the best of this
If anything at all, it proves that a horse can defend itself when being attacked, so the news vid. horse might of had a run in with a larger cat?
List of Confirmed Cougar Attacks In the United States and Canada
1991 - 2000
I guess if I were the horses owner, I would have gunned up and went to the direction it had came from when it was startled and investigated the for
track's or anything else that would of gave a possible explanation.IMHO