"We Brits use our horses for slightly different things such as police work (and I am speaking about crowd and riot control), ceremonial duties with thousands of people milling around etc. Have a look at this video by one of the British Police Forces..."
Just sayin...' Americans (and presumably Canadians and Australians and people living in various other countries) also use police horses for crowd control in addition to search and rescue and other duties. Horses can also be seen in various busy parades across the country, busy, well attended rodeos and horse shows, pulling carriages through cities like New York and Boston, and trail riding in places with wildlife you'd never see in Britain like coyotes, bears, elk, and moose, in addition to all the critters you do see like cattle, dogs, and deer.
So how are Brits "using their horses for slightly different things like police work?"
-An American living in Britain
P.S. The narrow country roads are pretty horrid to ride on but my horse was traffic trained in the US long before she ever saw such a road.
Last edited by thesilverspear; 11-07-2012 at 03:06 PM.