Ancient equestrian tactics used against modern foe

Close up image of mounted patrol police horse. SHUTTERSTOCK.

Horse patrols are being brought back all over the world to help police forces support social restriction orders

NYPD horses move into their new digs at Mercedes House

NYPD Mounted Horse Unit stables. This is a look inside where the horses used to be stabled before at long last moving into their new posh environment. Photo: WiredNewYork.com.

by AMY PLITT Cross-posted from NY.Curbed.com For years, the NYPD maintained tucked-away—but easy to, um, smell—stables on Pier 76 in Hell's Kitchen for its squadron of police horses. But as of this week, the horses now have new, fancier digs in an unlikely spot: Mercedes House, the ziggurat on West 53rd Street. (Yes, even NYPD… Continue reading NYPD horses move into their new digs at Mercedes House

Horse Watch: Your Links for Saturday

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Read. Ponder. Comment! HORSE RACING • Melbourne Cup 2015: How old is too old? Each horse is different, but age did not weary Red Cadeaux by Michael Lynch | The Sydney Morning Herald When crowd favourite Red Cadeaux broke down in the Melbourne Cup and had to be taken for surgery on a leg injury,… Continue reading Horse Watch: Your Links for Saturday

Met chief says horses targeted in ‘despicable’ Million Mask violence

Featured Image: Embassy - one of the force's oldest horses - sustained injuries to his side, fetlock and front leg when startled by a protester throwing a firework. Source: Daily Mail. THE STORY Cross-posted from The Guardian Police chiefs have condemned the “despicable” violence at Thursday’s Million Mask march, in which four police officers were… Continue reading Met chief says horses targeted in ‘despicable’ Million Mask violence

Next residents of a luxury building: Police Horses

Cross-posted from the New York Times The newest residences at Mercedes House, a ziggurat of luxury rentals on Manhattan’s Far West Side, provide tenants with creature comforts found nowhere else in the city. Special flooring soothes legs weary from a long day’s work. Ten-foot-high doors offer easy passage between spacious rooms. A high-tech ventilation system… Continue reading Next residents of a luxury building: Police Horses

Mustang Police Horse Abby has died

PRESS RELEASE The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to report the loss of one of our mounted team members, Abby, the Mustang Police Horse. Abby had a 17-year career span as a mounted patrol horse with partner Lt. Phil West. Abby was a former wild mustang, foaled in 1991, and gathered from the BLM… Continue reading Mustang Police Horse Abby has died

Beloved Toronto police horse dies suddenly on the job

Toronto Police Horse Royal Sun. Photo by Anne DeHaas.

WRITTEN BY WENDY GILLIS Cross-posted from the Toronto Star He was the ever-obedient servant, the Toronto police mounted unit’s gentle giant. But during the odd midnight shift at the force’s CNE stables, Royal Sun was known to show a mischievous streak. Officers would hear rustling from the barn and know the massive horse was wandering… Continue reading Beloved Toronto police horse dies suddenly on the job

Murdoch defends Rebekah Brooks who returned borrowed Police horse in poor condition (UK)

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Cross-posted from the Daily Mail The retired police horse loaned to Rebekah Brooks was returned to the Met Police in a 'poor condition', the force said today. The former Sun editor 'fostered' the animal, called Raisa, when it retired from active service with Scotland Yard and returned it in 2010. But the 43-year-old, who rode… Continue reading Murdoch defends Rebekah Brooks who returned borrowed Police horse in poor condition (UK)

Horses help protect Sept 11th Memorial

Written by TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK - Few New Yorkers noticed earlier this summer when a dozen police horses boarded in a stable in lower Manhattan were loaded into trailers and moved uptown. The New York Police Department relocated the horses to build a temporary staging area for 220 officers newly assigned to… Continue reading Horses help protect Sept 11th Memorial

The Queen awards retiring police horse Clyde at Royal Ascot

As reported by THE BBC: The Queen has awarded a 21-year-old Thames Valley Police horse with a Chief Constable's commendation at Royal Ascot. Clyde, a thoroughbred Clydesdale cross dark bay gelding, is the longest-serving operational police horse in England and Wales. The horse has worked at Royal Ascot for the past 18 years. Saturday, the… Continue reading The Queen awards retiring police horse Clyde at Royal Ascot