Over the weekend, Austin Police responded to a fight when a man punched an officer's horse.

KXAN reported that 23-year-old Pierre Mendez "violently punched" one of the Austin Police Department's Mounted Patrol horses.

The fight occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday (August 31) in front of a night club. While the officers took one man into custody, the APD Mounted Horse Unit came to assist the officers.

It was during this time that Mendez struck the horse on the right hind quarter. Luckily for him, the horse didn't kick back.