09/13/2012 09:32 EDT | Updated 11/13/2012 05:12 EST

Alberta college searches for answers after stallion's death

Olds College in southern Alberta is offering a $1,000 reward to find out what happened to a stallion that died after fighting other horses released from its equine program pens Saturday night.

Someone let several horses out of their stalls and into a common area where the stallions got into a fight.

Another horse was injured.

"The stallions are not used to being together," said Marion Anderson of the Olds College equine program.

"A fight will happen in order for one of the stallions to determine dominance."

The college says this is a case of animal cruelty and represents a serious loss to their equine program.

The RCMP are investigating the incident.

Olds is located roughly one hour north of Calgary.