Hurricane Harvey Dumps On Houston’s Horses

2020-12-14T22:28:58+00:00August 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

2020-12-14T22:29:09+00:00June 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!

2020-12-14T22:29:17+00:00April 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 [...]

Horse Power in the Motor City

2020-12-14T22:29:28+00:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: Features, People|Tags: |

Detroit, Michigan is known as the “Motor City” a moniker earned by the many automotive companies established there. The first of course was Henry Ford who started selling Model T’s in 1908. These first cars had a top speed of 45 mph fueled by a 20 horse power engine. However, Henry’s Model T wasn’t the first [...]

Its Good to be King – King Tut

2020-12-14T22:29:32+00:00November 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, [...]

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