Strathclyde Police to recruit four extra horses for duty

Scotland’s largest police force has launched a new drive for equine recruits.

Strathclyde Police said it needed four extra horses to boost its ranks of 21 currently on active duty.

Inspector Alan Tait, the officer in charge of the mounted branch, said eligible horses should be either geldings or mares, aged six or older. They must be at least 16 hands high, of a calm nature, good with crowds and used to traffic.

Police horses are allowed to work for as long as they are fit for the job before being retired to the International League for the Protection of Horses.

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