The 55-year-old Kinmundy man charged last year with aggravated cruelty to an animal for intentionally injuring his horse has pleaded guilty.
Rodney Hassebrock was charged in May of last year after he tied a rope connected to his horse to the back of his pickup truck, and dragging the horse behind it. The horse was severely injured in the incident, with its hooves being scrapped down to the bone and other deep cuts.
With the guilty plea Hassebrock received three years of felony probation. He must also have no contact with Collen Misselbrock, who took care of the horse after the incident. Additionally, Hassebrock must pay $4000 in restitution to Misselbrock for costs of caring for the animal. The plea also stated that he may not own, possess, or care for any animal.