Can I pet the horse?
Of course! Our horse loves attention, however we ask that you pet him on his neck or chest. His face is a sensitive area, and for safety it is best not to play with his mouth.
Does your horse kick?
It is highly unlikely that our mount would kick you, but it is always best to approach a horse from the front so that he can see you and he can visit with you.
Can I feed the horse a treat?
No. When you see him he is working, and for his safety he is not allowed treats during his duty day. He is allowed to have a snack of horse feed and hay during his breaks at the trailer
What does the horse eat?
Our horse eats hay, grain, grass, and treats like apples and carrots.
Does the horse bite?
Usually not but do not place your fingers in the horse’s mouth.
What kind of shoes does your horse wear?
The police horse wears special shoes that are made for police horses. These shoes are steel and have a rubber coating on the outside of them to absorb the shock the horse’s weight on his joints.
What happens to the horse’s waste?
The rider is responsible for cleaning up the horse’s waste.
How do I get mounted patrol to appear at an event or do a demonstration?
On the Mounted Police home page select Requests and fill out the request form 10 days prior to your event. The requests are reviewed for approval by supervisor, Sgt. Ed Farmer.