HERNDON, Va. (WUSA) -- Why would anyone want to hurt horses used to help kids with special needs? It's a question Fairfax County Police are trying to answer after three horses were stabbed at the Frying Pan Farm Park's Equestrian Facilities in Herndon.
"It's a nightmare. It's something beyond possible, beyond real world," said Davorka Suvak, who runs the Spirit Open Equestrian Program. "I survived war in Croatia and this is kind of similar. You cannot accept it. It's hard to say, 'That's life.' It's not life. It shouldn't be."
On Wednesday night, someone stabbed three of Suvak's six horses.
"These horses are patient, tolerant, and very social. They don't have that natural instinct to just run away from a stranger. They greeted him," said Suvak. "They were so confused and so in shock that he was able to do it again and again. Some of them had two, three, four, five wounds."
Whoever did it didn't just hurt the horses, they also hurt all the special needs children that ride these horses every day.
"These children are now waiting for the moment that they can come back and sit on their backs and feel big and strong," said Suvak. "What is really horrible is that this kind of person, human being, or - I don't know how to call it - creature, is somewhere here around us."
All three horses are expected to make a full recovery. Fairfax County Police are working the case, but so far they have few leads. If you have any tips, please call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.