Credits: MIKE HENSEN/QMI AGENCY
Darrell Mowat, 28, pleaded guilty last month in an Ontario Court of Justice in St. Catharines to charges of mischief over $5,000 and killing, injuring or endangering cattle.
Under the Criminal Code, "killing cattle" also refers to killing horses.
A third charge of willfully causing pain and suffering to an animal was withdrawn.
Mowat was arrested March 21 after Niagara Regional Police were called to a home on Valley Way and discovered the horse's head in the back of a truck.
The animal's body was found the following day at a hobby farm in rural Niagara Falls.