Two men appeared in court Tuesday to face charges they dragged a horse.
Bath County Sheriff's deputies cited Jeffrey White and Jason Crouch for second-degree cruelty to animals.
Crouch's public defender entered a not guilty plea on his behalf Tuesday.
White will be arraigned later. He's now being held in the Montgomery County Jail on unrelated charges.
Investigators say White and Crouch tied the horse to the back of their car after White bought the animal, to get it to White's home.
Animal control officials took the five-year-old stallion to a farm, where they have named the horse Lucky.
The horse is now recovering.
If found guilty, Crouch and White could face up to a year in jail.