WHERE NO VEHICLE HASGONE BEFORE
For example, in theUK, mounted policeare most often seenat football matches,although they arealso a commonsight on the streetsof many towns andcities as a visiblepolice presence andcrime deterrentduring the day andnight. Somemounted policeunits are trained insearch and rescuedue to the horse'sability to travelwhere vehiclescannot. A well-knownmounted policeforce is the RoyalCanadian MountedPolice (RCMP). TheRCMP now usesstandard policemethods and doesnot use any horsesoperationally.
SPECIAL DIET ANDFOOTWEAR
The U.S. BorderPatrol had 200horses in 2005.Most of these areemployed along theU.S.-Mexico border.In Arizona, theseanimals are fedspecial processedfeed pellets so thattheir wastes do notspread non-nativeplants in the nationalparks and wildlifeareas they patrol.The Houston, TexasPolice Department'sMounted Patrol Unithas becomeincreasingly wellknown due to thedecision to, overtime, remove theshoes of all itsmounted horses andembrace theconcept ofnaturalizing theirhorses' diet andcare in addition toriding thembarefoot.
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