RCMP investigate animal abuse at horse boarding facility

Warning: this story contains a disturbing image.

Warning: this story contains a disturbing image

The RCMP are investigating a complaint of animal abuse and neglect at a horse boarding facility near Halifax.

Breighmara Equestrian in Black Point is also under investigation by the Department of Agriculture, but the department won't say what it is investigating or why.

The owner of one horse told CBC News his animal was found dead on the property Wednesday.

A person who did not want to be named sent CBC a photo of what the person says is a dead horse at the facility. 

This photo allegedly shows a horse that died at Breighmara Equestrian. (Submitted to CBC)
He's asked for the remains to be returned to him, but so far he says the owner of Breighmara has not responded to the request.

Others allege animals there are severely underweight and not being properly fed.

The owner of Breighmara could not be reached for a comment.