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NYPD Mounted Unit takes two more

04:04 AM 03 Sep 2020 NZST
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Standardbred Retirement Foundation, harness racing
The SRF have landed two more horses with the NYPD.
Cream Ridge, NJ -9/2/2020 - Cheyenne Western and Weapons Dealer join their harness racing friends at the New York City Mounted Police Unit, says the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, (SRF).
 
Genius At Work was the first to join the ranks of the Police Department and his work ethic and wonderful demeanor has lead to others being invited to see if they can make the cut.
 
There is a lot involved in trying a horse for mounted police work. These horses must load and travel well, stand quietly in all situations when asked, tolerate crowds, smoke, bicycles, loud noises, guns, motorcycles, construction sights, flags, and much more. Their mannerism must also be stellar when called upon for public relations.
 
To be ready for this kind of work these horses go through about three months of training before they are tested on back streets. If they pass the test they get an official badge. The NYPD Unit has about 50 horses presently and were ready should they have been called upon during the troubling times NYC was experiencing.
 
Cheyenne Seeber, a 17.2 hand gentle giant made it through recently in record time. Cheyenne Western left SRF's Cream Ridge, NJ location yesterday along with Weapons Dealer to try out for the task.
 
The NYPD as well as Philadelphia, Newark, Rockland Cty, Otisville and other units in the country, along with several Sherriffs Departments have SRF horses as well. This breed has earned the name "Brainiac Breed", and rightfully so. That is a very common term used when describing the Standardbred.
 
To make a tax-deductible gift: https://www.adoptahorse.org/donate.
 
From the Standardbred Retirement Foundation
 
 
 
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