Don’t Try This Technique Today!

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

He Stops a Runaway Team and Thereby Saves Many Lives. CHICAGO, IL May: Officer Ted Richards is one of the policemen in gray clothes who ride up and down Michigan Avenue. He was on duty yesterday morning when an immense crowd gathered in front of the Leland Hotel to see the bicycle racers start down the [...]

Austin Police Want to DRAFT Your Horse

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

The Austin Texas Police Mounted Patrol is looking for a new horse, perhaps you have a candidate? Earlier this week they posted a public plea on their Facebook Page. Ideal Characteristics Gelding Draft, draft/quarter horse cross or large quarter horse Preferably between 15.3 and 16.1 5-8 years old No medical issues Steady disposition Saddle broke Experience [...]

Protection Pending for Colorado’s Police Horses

February 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Colorado is one step closer to protecting the state’s police horses. Last week, House Bill 1041 passed the House of Chambers unanimously. Representative, Marc Catlin and Senator, Don Coram, both Republicans, are sponsors for the protective legislation. There is no specific case of cruelty toward a police horse that inspired the bill, both legislators felt it [...]

Pope Comforts Fallen Mounted Policewoman

January 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

During a visit yesterday to Iquique, Chile, Pope Francis ordered his popemobile to stop after a mounted Chilean policewoman, Ana Belen Aguilera Casas, was thrown off her horse. The horse spooked, frightened by the crowd’s screams as the popemobile passed. Francis stood by the fallen officer, speaking with her, until an ambulance arrived. She was taken [...]

Man Strikes Police Horse – Goes to Jail

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

It happened again this weekend - someone assaulted a police horse. What’s the deal? What possess someone to walk up to a horse, let alone a working police horse, and smack it? This happens regularly and globally so you can’t blame the local drinking water or airborne toxins. Incapacitation is a common factor, nearly every hitting [...]

Meet Pittsburgh’s New Police Horse

October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Guiness.Photo: Pittsburgh Public Safety Department Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was looking for ways to cut their budget in 2003. Terminating the nearly century year old mounted police unit was just one of many difficult decisions made that year. This spring the city announced that they were looking at ways to bring the mounted unit back. The [...]

Baltimore Police LOVE Slurpees

October 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Original Slurpee Slurpee, a 17-year-old member of Baltimore’s mounted patrol unit was retired earlier this year after 10 years of service to the city. He was donated by 7-Eleven who raised funds to purchase and train the horse. This week 7-Eleven stepped up again donating Slurpee’s replacement, Slurpee. New Slurpee is a 4-year-old, [...]

Hurricane Harvey Dumps On Houston’s Horses

August 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night near Houston, Texas. The Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph dumped up to 30” of rain on Houston, the 4th largest U.S. city with 2.3 million people. Downgraded today to a tropical storm, Harvey is headed back into the gulf where it will regain strength and make a [...]

Never Ever Strike a Police Horse – Never! Part II

June 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

We’ve written before about citizens punching police horses, their acts of “bravado” quickly met with arrest. Sadly, it happened again last weekend and the perpetrator is now sitting in jail unable to pay the hefty $100,000 bail. Pennsylvania State Capitol building A 23-year-old woman was part of a demonstration that began on the Capitol [...]

Never Ever Punch a Police Horse – Never!

April 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Officer Moonshine Austin, Texas police have arrested a man accused of drunkenly punching one of their patrol horses in the nose. A mounted patrol officer spotted an intoxicated man staggering around a busy intersection on Friday night. Police say when they approached him they could smell a strong odor of alcohol and the man’s [...]