I am on the volunteer mounted patrol with my county. The officers had to go to a week class with their horses to get the initial certification, and then have to continue with different courses. The horses also have to be certified. They cam back and instructed our class, which was the exact same qualifications, except we don't carry guns. Our horses also had to pass initial qualifications, and then continue with more in the spring. I know you can't just become mounted police. You have ro go through the police acadamy and training just like normal road officers. Around here, so many people want to do it, that it is a very selective position. You have to have experience. We have to pay to take care of our own animals, but some patrols have irses already, and when you are assigned one, you are required to take care of it like its your own. From feeding twice a day, to mucking out stalls. Good luck!
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