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Each year at the police department where I work we have an open house, where the public is invited to walk through the police station and look at different exhibits. Other nearby police departments are invited to attend with different equipment, such as armored vehicles, SWAT Teams, bomb squads. Each year the Manchester, NH Police Department brings their mounted patrol and they usually turn out being the most popular.

They are riding black Percherons and on the very front of each horse, on their chest, they have an official police badge and when they are on duty they are considered police officers and if you harm or kill them, the penalties are severe.

When these beautiful horses get to galloping, the ground shakes!
January 21, 2010
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Jan 21, 2010 9:14:05 am
I can't imagine using Percherons for police patrol. We have mounted state police here in the city but they are definitely not Percherons. I imagine sitting on one in uniform really commands respect and attention by the sheer size of the two together.

by MrsLubner Homepage »

Jan 21, 2010 10:15:02 am
They are beautiful horses!

by Flint_Hawk Homepage »

Jan 21, 2010 12:57:29 pm
I think one is a little thirsty. ;)

Great capture!

by kbrog Homepage »

Jan 21, 2010 2:05:56 pm
Very beautiful horses! Great capture!

by kftate Homepage »

Jan 21, 2010 3:41:37 pm
interesting pic. my first reaction was "what sturdy horses !", i did not know that Percherons were being used for police work. those guys look like they could haul logs anytime!

by wingnut55 Homepage »

Jan 21, 2010 5:06:58 pm
Very beautiful capture my friend, excellent done.

by adrie Homepage »

Jan 21, 2010 5:49:48 pm
Love those horses. Nice shot.

by mrestey Homepage »

Jan 21, 2010 11:22:06 pm
Very powerful horses and did not know about the badges and the potential trouble one would be in if they harmed one of these beauties. Great shot.


by danapommet Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 22, 2010 1:06:37 am
They are great horses, and it's a great shot!

by whaleman Homepage »

Jan 22, 2010 2:50:01 am
Cool snap. Percherons are very strong and enduring horses.

by M2A Homepage »

Jan 23, 2010 12:06:16 pm
fantastic capture!!!

by flavia49 Homepage »

Jan 24, 2010 9:54:51 am
Amazing commanding a presence. Gorgeous.

by jennblake Homepage »

Jan 24, 2010 4:35:02 pm
superb candid shot!

by sandra46 Homepage »

Feb 10, 2010 7:14:54 pm
Ahh yes, my kind of folks. Great shot, I always thought mounted patrol was very cool, too bad I'm alergic to horses. >:(

by Raddar Homepage »

Feb 16, 2010 10:57:04 pm
Beautiful capture and horses!

by MirageBay Homepage »

Feb 28, 2010 3:09:09 pm
Wow !!! What a fantastic capture !!!!!!!!!!! 5*

by Sandra3SSS Homepage »

Mar 14, 2010 10:20:40 am
For a horse like that the policeman really needs a parade uniform, not everyday wear!
Nice shot.

by A_Sunbeam Homepage »

Jul 13, 2010 2:37:40 am
What an absolutely beautiful horse! I live in a very 'horsey' county, so polo mints, apple and carrot are carried each time I leave the house! I'd have loved to have encountered this fine animal! Beautiful image. ^=^
Thank for your comment on my gallery. Through it I have found yours, and I shall view it often. ^=^

by lick.a.witch Homepage »

Dec 2, 2010 3:18:15 pm
Impressionnant ! Et la couleur (que ne connaissais pas pour les percherons) ajoute quelque chose. Je suis un peu plus habitué à voir des ardennais près de chez moi, et ces percherons semblent être encore plus hauts sur pattes. Alors on va obéir sagement au monsieur en uniforme...

by Flixthe Homepage »

Oct 14, 2012 4:53:05 pm
Wow, that's what I call a real warhorse!
Beautiful animals!

by Crudelitas Homepage »


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