A pony found abandoned and injured in Middlesex is recovering today after emergency surgery.
"Elf" was one of three ponies found wandering on the road near Uxbridge.
They are just the latest in what the RSPCA is warning is a growing trend of horses being abandoned, often because their owners can't afford to care for them.
Piers Hopkirk reports.
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