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Friday Feature: Mounted Police

This week’s letter is M. If you missed last week’s Friday Feature, take a look at Land Management (Equine).

If you have an interest in law enforcement that combines your love of horses, joining the mounted police may be for you!  For those who are interested purely for the riding aspect, you may be disappointed.

Getting into the police force requires mental and physical testing.  It is only after passing these and being a police officer for a set time that you may get to apply for a position within the mounted branch.

Some things to note:

  • Horse skills and competent and safe riding are necessary to fulfill this role
  • You need to have 2-3 years as a police officer behind you before being able to enter a mounted police role
  • A good level of fitness is required

Two mounted police officers within Australia have been kind enough to answer some questions about the role.  Be sure to check out the links below.

For other posts that relate to this area of work on Equus-Blog, take a look at:

“How to ride a horse: step one – mount the horse. Step two – stay mounted…” – Author unknown

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