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Trooper the Police Horse Goes House

Trooper the Police Horse Goes House


When police horses attain the top of their careers with the Toronto Police Mounted Unit, it typically takes time to seek out the right pasture for retirement. Generally the cops even undertake the older horses themselves. However for Trooper, a 19-year-old Percheron/Hackney cross, it was a real ‘welcome again’ homecoming when he returned to his breeder’s farm to reside out his days.

Including a contact extra sweetness to the story is the truth that breeder Glen Lundy’s granddaughter goes to proceed to be in Trooper’s life. In keeping with a press launch from the Toronto Police Service, Stephanie fell for the big gelding earlier than he was offered to the Service in 2007. Now 25, she visited the Mounted Unit on the Horse Palace on Exhibition Grounds so she might reunite with the horse earlier than he returned to her grandfather’s farm.

A white horse and black horse nuzzling.

This cute picture exhibits Trooper nuzzling along with his sister, Star, as he begins his retirement years. (Toronto Police Providers)

Trooper has had a storied profession: not solely did he participate in numerous crowd management occasions, however he was additionally a part of the mounted escort for Queen Elizabeth II throughout her 2010 attendance on the Queen’s Plate. And he was a champion! Through the 2012 North American Police Equestrian Council competitors, Trooper and his rider received the William D. McCarthy Memorial Trophy awarded to the winner within the obstacles class. Trooper had the added distinction of being honoured ‘High Horse’ on the competitors. He additionally turned the primary and solely police horse ever to win all 5 NAPEC competitors classes.

“Trooper’s life has now gone full circle as he’s now again house to reunite along with his sister,” stated Coaching Sergeant Kristopher McCarthy. “He was all the time a form horse and fearless as he obtained extra seasoned on the job.”

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