A Vieux-Fort horse owner was reportedly left puzzled after person/s set fire to a horse shed just over two weeks ago.
The incident occurred at Coco-Dan, Vieux-Fort between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on December 22, 2016.
A local thoroughbred, two-and-a-half-year-old colt named Surprise, was in the shed when it was set ablaze, a source told St. Lucia News Online.
The horse was rescued without harm.
“Luckily, a friendly local resident was passing by and saved it before the fire got worse,” the source added.
Other residents joined in to extinguish the blaze “by way of a bucket brigade using water from the nearby beach”.
According to the source, the horse owner is wondering why would someone want to kill his horse and destroy his property.