Indiana authorities have charged a harness racing driver with animal abuse. Michael Neafus, of Corydon, is accused of using a cord to electrically shock a horse named Shares Desires.
A witness told the horse’s owner about an incident involving Neafus that allegedly occurred last month. Neafus allegedly removed the horse from her stall and tied her before he shocked her repeatedly with some sort of electrical device for 10 minutes. The extreme pain to the horse’s sensitive skin reportedly caused the mare to go crazy.
Harrison County authorities got involved when the horse’s owner reported the crime.
Neafus is charged with felony animal cruelty. He could spend up to two and a half years in prison if he’s convicted.
Neafus is out on $2,000 bond.