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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cincinnati's Finest on Horseback

Good morning,

On a trip downtown we saw one of our Cincinnati's Finest on horseback. 
It's been awhile since we've seen our mounted police.  How beautiful! 
I was able to get these few shots from our car.

Back when our daughter was about 13 or 14 years old she and others in her age group worked as volunteers with park service where the horses were trained.  The kids did a lot of work shoveling, but their reward was being able to work with the horses.  They were part of the training of running around and making noise when asked to do so as well as care taking of the horses. It was a fabulous experience.

We are very proud of our mounted police here in Cincinnati.

All the best,
Lois

17 comments:

Diana said...

I can only imagine what a wonderful experience that had to be for your daughter! We had mounted police in Chicago of coarse but not here, it's a smaller town. We do have police on bicycles however for some of the larger events. Love Di ♥

Happy Days said...

Looks like a nice warm blood! He is a pretty fella! Wouldn't that be fun, chasing bad guys atop a horse!! lol...debbie

Jan n Jer said...

What a nice experieince for your Daughter in her younger days. Great shots of Cincinnati's finest!

Lois said...

What a gorgeous animal!

TexWisGirl said...

that is a STOUT horse! nice!

Tricia Hays said...

it's so strange to see horses in the city, not used to seeing them anywhere but the country, mainly on my parent's farm... beautiful tho! =)

Rose said...

I bet your daughter really enjoyed it! How wonderful to have mounted police.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

What a wonderful experience for your daughter back then in young age..These pictures are lovely.


I wonder to day if she your daughter is fond to ride horses at riding stables.

My niece owns a Riding stable now. Since a young girl like your daughter that was her passion to ride.

She bought her first horse won trophes, ribbons.

Now her daughter falls suite.

Now her Mom has a riding school and teaches girls like your daughter was.

Just was wondering.

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Yes, these are GORGEOUS horses that the Cincinnati Police use.

Sparkle: Our granddaughter is the horsewoman now. Our daughter trains our dogs and has won a whole room full of ribbons at AKC Agility trials. :) Everyone in the family loves animals!

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by.

All the best,
Lois

NixBlog said...

We have mounted police here in Melbourne too. They do a great job.

Montanagirl said...

Nice shots of your mounted police!

Kathy said...

Love the safety reflectors on the equine. They really dress up the whole appearance.

VP said...

Hrse mounted police officers are always reassuring and popular...

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great shots ~ always love to see the Police on horseback ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

ps. not an anchovy fan ^_^ ~ great photos though

Dina said...

I've never seen reflector strips on horses before. It's a good idea.

Your lucky granddaughter! If only Chicago had had such a program when I was growing up there ...

ladyfi said...

Nice to see them out and about. Lovely shots.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice shots! love to see the mounted police around town.