Vandals smash up school kid’s Horse Mania sculpture

A life-size fiberglass sculpture of horse painted by a Lexington elementary school was damaged over the weekend, according to LexArts, according to a Herald Leader report.

The art organization who is behind the art project, Horse Mania, said in a social media post the vandalism of the horse, “Cosmic Colt,” took place early Sunday morning. Video captured two males repeatedly kicking the art project instillation until the head and a foot was broken off.

The horse was designed by Julius Marks Elementary School, per LexArts. Each hand-painted horse depicts a theme and costs between $1,500 and $2,000 to produce.

LexArts said they contacted the authorities. Lexington police confirmed they are looking into the incident. LexArts asked people to contact them if they see vandalism of the art projects in the future.