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Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve : Police Horses in Las Vegas

Dear  Readers, It will be a crazy New Year's Eve for Las Vegas police horses.
Tonight, they'll patrol the noisy neon world of the Vegas strip.
You can read about it & see some cool photos here.

When I was researching WILD HONEY for the Phantom Stallion series, the Reno Mounted Police Unit let me observe police horse training.
I watched equine officers keep cool walking through debris gunfire (by blank guns). I saw them fight their instinct to rear when pretend bad guys grappled for the mounted officer's weapon. 
Most exciting was the "final exam." Police explorer scouts (mostly teens), made noise, loosed balloons and smoke while the horses did drills in a DARK arena! 



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