Prized showhorse is left with horrifying injuries and his owner thrown to the sand by a savage dog on a Perth beach
- Blake Weller took his horse Ku for a ride at Whitfords Animal Beach on Saturday
- When they were coming out of the water they were attacked by a savage dog
- Ku was bitten and left with a gaping and bloody hole on the side of his stomach
- Mr Weller, 36, unleashed on the dog’s owner on social media after the attack
A prized showhorse had its stomach ripped open by an American Staffordshire Terrier in front of young children at a beach.
Blake Weller, 36, was riding his horse Ku at Whitfords Animal Beach, Perth, on Saturday, when the dog attacked.
Ku was left with a gaping and bloody wound on the side of his stomach and Mr Weller was thrown onto the sand.
Mr Weller, who runs his own security business, believes Ku’s vets bills will exceed $1,000.
Mr Weller, pictured holding Ku, is desperate to find the owner of the dog that attacked his horse
Ku was savagely attacked by an American Staffordshire Terrier and left with a gaping wound on his stomach
Mr Weller told Seven News he ‘couldn’t believe his eyes’ when the dog lunged towards Ku and was forced to use his whip to try and defend his horse.
He said the dog’s owners refused to take responsibility for their pet following the attack.
Mr Weller told Daily Mail Australia: ‘The guy said it couldn’t of been his dog as it has no blood in its mouth.
‘The denial is what really annoyed me and he said that in front of everyone.’
Mr Weller said it took the man and woman five minutes to get their dog.
‘They said they were at the other end of the beach. I don’t believe that they were down there. I believe they watched the whole thing,’ he said.
He said the couple said their dog had never done anything like that before and they were unaware horses would be at the beach.
Mr Weller said his animal’s life has been changed forever.
Ku’s owner Blake Weller (pictured left) said tried to hit the dog with his whip because it wouldn’t stop attacking Ku
‘He’s eating which is a good thing and he’s got a whole big course of injections to have over the next week.
‘It’s what the future holds for him is the bad part – where that rip is, is where your leg goes when asking the horse to turn.’
He said Ku is going to be left with a massive scar.
Mr Weller said he has reported what happened to the City of Joondalup rangers, who allegedly know the dog owners’ identities.
The dog beach and the horse beach sit side by side and dogs are allowed in the area designated for horses.
Ku will be left with permanent scarring following the horrific attack at Whitfords Animal Beach, Perth, on Saturday
However dogs must be kept on leashes during the morning from Monday to Saturday.
Dogs can be off-leash at any other time on the beach.
Mr Weller said: ‘I just want to make people aware that your dog should be put on a leash at the horse side of the beach. Dogs like that are unpredictable.’
He said if a smaller person was riding the horse and it bolted it could have been much worse.