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, [...]

The Queen’s Favorite Men Retire

August 8th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

With more than a century of public service between them, two of the Royal Household’s men announced their retirement last week. The 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh retired from public life after attending a parade of the Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace on August 2nd.  A few days later, Daniel, the Queen’s favorite carriage horse was put [...]

Retiring from the Top Rung of the Ladder

April 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

This week Nick Skelton, 59, announced his retirement from show jumping. His partner, Big Star, the 14 year-old KWPN stallion will also be retired. Nick became Britain’s second oldest Olympic gold medalist at the Rio Olympics in 2016. His jumping achievements include 16 championship medals – two Olympic golds, five world championships, nine European medals and [...]

Its Good to be King – King Tut

November 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mounted Patrols work for some communities while others find the units cost prohibitive and relatively ineffective. For decades, horses have patrolled the crowds at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, New York. Phil Collins performed there in 1994 under the unit’s watchful eye. Sadly, as Phil’s lyrics go – the mounted patrol “…won’t be there no more, [...]

Walla Walla Mule Retires Wella Wella

November 9th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Curly Sue is a mule employed by the city of Walla Walla, Washington. She carries tools and gear up the steep hillsides of the local watershed to assist the attendant with maintenance and patrols. The attendant ensures the safety of the city’s water supply. After 18 years serving the community of some 32,000 residents, Curly Sue [...]