A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly punching a police horse named Mr George several times in the neck.
Orlando police say Korey Jerelds was among a crowd that officers were trying to break up in downtown Orlando around 3am on Saturday at a parking garage.
Mr George was being used in efforts to disperse the crowd.
Jerelds is alleged to have cursed at the horse. He is then said to have adopted a fighting stance and struck Mr George several times on the left side of his neck with a closed right fist.
Jerelds was arrested for interfering with or obstructing a police horse.
He was released on Saturday on a $US500 bond.