The RSPCA in Wales is trying to find the owners of eight horses removed from Gelligaer Common, in the south of the country.
RSPCA Cymru – the Welsh arm of the RSPCA – along with the charity Redwings and Caerphilly County Borough Council staff checked specific horses that were of concern on Gelligaer and Merthyr Common on April 26.
Seven horses and a foal were removed from Gelligaer Common. Two vets were also in attendance and confirmed the horses were fit to travel.
The RSPCA is investigating possible welfare breaches in connection with the animals.
“We are appealing for information to try and track down who these horses belong to,” RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said.
The charity said the horses were being held in a place of safety and were receiving treatment.
Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA Inspectorate Appeal Line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.