Originally Posted by DancingArabian
Nope. We have Park Police and civilians can volunteer with the park police to do mounted patrol. You have no arrest power, but you're a set of eyes and ears on the trail. You're given a few pieces of "official" items - a colored baby pad (so you can put it over your own pad), a jacket and a hat. When you ride you sign up for 'events' which could be anything from helping with those classes to going for a trail ride. You get a little radio that you can use to report problems if you see any or if people approach you with one. Kind of like a neighborhood watch, but with your horse and on public bridle paths.
Edited to add: I'm just a plain old boring civilian!
That seems like it would be really fun to be able to walk around the neighborhood on horse back!!
How did your horses like walking with a bunch of people around them?