Thought 4the day: I sat and thought last night as i did the paper work and so far 25 horses have graced us with their company thats already 2 more then last year and we are not quite one third of the way through this year!!! I know of another 3 lined up to come in but i know we have some going to homes too. Its getting to be one out one in and at times one out and 2 in! We are full to the rafters ...at the moment. We are lucky to have people that foster our babies too. Their help is something i can't even describe in words as they help the horses and ponies and then they help as we rehome them. They are super people and forever am i in their debt :o) We are also greatful for all that follow the horses and ponies :o) Thank you all :o)
Quote 4the day: Look after your horse and your horse will you, shout at your horse and your horse will think twice, hit your horse and he/she will never want to trust you again, your bond is precious treasure it and nuture it :o)
Fact4 the day: Mounted police are police who patrol on horseback (equestrians) or camelback. They continue to serve in remote areas and in metropolitan areas where their day-to-day function may be picturesque or ceremonial, but they are also employed in crowd control because of their mobile mass and height advantage and increasingly in the UK for crime prevention and high visibility policing roles.... Mounted police may be employed for specialized duties ranging from patrol of parks and wilderness areas, where police cars would be impractical or noisy, to riot duty, where the horse serves to intimidate those whom it is desired to disperse through its larger size, or may be sent in to snatch trouble makers or offenders from the crowd. For example, in the UK, mounted police are most often seen at football matches, although they are also a common sight on the streets of many towns and cities as a visible police presence and crime deterrent during the day and night. Some mounted police units are trained in search and rescue due to the horse's ability to travel where vehicles cannot.
A well-known mounted police force is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RCMP now uses standard police methods and does not use any horses operationally. However, horses are used in the Musical Ride as well as by several provincial and municipal police detachments. In the United States, mounted patrols are still essential to local law enforcement operations.
The U.S. Border Patrol had 200 horses in 2005. Most of these are employed along the U.S.-Mexico border. In Arizona, these animals are fed special processed feed pellets so that their wastes do not spread non-native plants in the national parks and wildlife areas they patrol. The Houston, Texas Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit has become increasingly well known due to the decision to, over time, remove the shoes of all its mounted horses and embrace the concept of naturalizing their horses' diet and care in addition to riding them barefoot.