A HORSE has been found badly mutilated in a field on the Midlothian boundary.
The 23-year-old Icelandic gelding was discovered bleeding heavily at the Swanston Livery Yard on Thursday.
It had been attacked with a sharp, metal instrument.
The horse underwent emergency surgery and is recovering under veterinary supervision.
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information through its Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.