A man has been charged with assault after being accused of repeatedly punching a police horse in the face.

Police say Taylor Hendricks, 22, was ejected from a playoff game against the because he was intoxicated and didn’t have a ticket. 

Hendricks then approached a mounted police officer and started punching a horse named Nicky in the face, head and shoulder.

Police say some blows landed on the officer’s legs. 

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Court records indicate Hendricks is charged with aggravated assault, trespassing and taunting a police animal. 

Police say the horse and the officer weren’t injured. 

The Eagles won the game 15-10. 


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