Olds College in southern Alberta is now offering a $2,000 reward to find out what happened to a stallion that died after fighting other horses released from its equine program pens Saturday night.

Someone let several horses out of their stalls and into a common area where the stallions got into a fight.

Another horse was injured.

"The stallions are not used to being together," said Marion Anderson of the Olds College equine program.

"A fight will happen in order for one of the stallions to determine dominance."


Marion Anderson of the Olds College equine program points to the injuries one stallion sustained in the fight. (CBC)

The college says this is a case of animal cruelty and represents a serious loss to their equine program.

The RCMP are investigating the incident.

Olds is located roughly one hour north of Calgary.