Thursday, September 15, 2011

Portland Mounted Police Tour

 DSC_0606   The trainer is “dressing” the horse for duty.DSC_0588Watching the trainer work with the horse in the training ring.  Notice her pink cowgirl boots!  DSC_0590

Exercising on the horse tread mill.  This machine not only exercises the horses but is also used to de-sensitize the horses to flapping plastic bags, flags, skate boards, loud noises, etc.  Anything that will startle a horse on the street.

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Our tour guide, Roxie, showing us all the different work horses.

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The friendliest horse in the stable, Punch, who allowed all the children and adults to pet and admire her.  She is not fully trained for street patrols but will be out there soon.