Originally Posted by faye
I suppose it depends entirely on what the every day policing jobs they do are.
Manchester it is patrols in a city center (one that is known for occasioaly errupting), riot control, Football riot control, football matches.
Which generaly means they are dealing with thugs day in, day out, thugs who have absolutly no problem with slashing reins, or indead pulling officers off horses.
Makes sense, my fathers unit was more for aesthetics. They would patrol fairs parking lots, parades and what not. No riots going on in Santa Rosa, CA. The most they did was chase down a few random offenders and herd them from horseback. Lol My dad told me a story once of some Lady who decided she would be able to outrun the horses. She was cornered in a minute.