A GROUP of teenagers were seen ‘whipping and kicking’ a pony.

The alleged incident took place yesterday in Gordon Road, Hailsham, near to The Duplocks.

One post says: “While driving in Hailsham today, Gordon Rd near Diplocks, there were about 8 young teenagers with 2 pony and traps.

“The road was very busy and one of the ponies was distressed, he was not used to traffic and was terrified.

“The boys were whipping and kicking the pony. They were also abusive to drivers trying to get past.

It was very upsetting to witness all of this, we didn’t intervene as we are both elderly and were greatly outnumbered.”