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Decorated horses have graced the streets of many a city since the Trail of Painted Ponies started in Santa Fe. Local artists paint the fiberglass equines, which are often auctioned at the end of the season as a fundraiser. Beautiful community art, raising money for good causes.

But in the village of Saugerties, N.Y., similar fiberglass equines have lately encountered some abuse, an article from the Daily Freeman reports.

Three of the horses have sustained damage. The vandalism even led to some arrests, said town Councilwoman Nancy Campbell.

"Campbell said one of the three men arrested apparently broke a horse off its pedestal and then tried to ‘ride’ it down Main Street," the report noted

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