One of my friends a couple of years back managed to get her year ten work experience at the Mounted Police of Victoria, Australia. She thoroughly enjoyed herself, getting to do general stable duties with the horses and also view the sort of training that the animals and riders went through.
If you have an interest in policing and the law and love your horses, perhaps this line of a career is worth investigating? I believe you have to be at a certain rank as a police officer before being able to focus on the specialised area of the mounted police. Ranking works from Constable to Senior and Leading Senior Constable, Sergeant, Senior Sergeant and all the way up to Chief Commissioner.
http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=5 has information on a career as a Police Officer with links on policing as a career, the role of the police officer, being prepared before applying, career opportunities and more.
Some helpful links:
http://www.policensw.com/info/gen/u7.html – mounted police history, NSW, Australia
http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=177 – mounted police history, VIC, Australia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mounted_police – great site with many links around the world
“A horse carries a certain goodness, an inner light from which beauty flows.”