We are fortunate to be the caretakers of so many amazing horses who serve our city. Training begins in the indoor arena where they must learn to overcome their natural fear of noise, smoke and obstacles as well as walking across varied terrain. They learn to tolerate flares, gunfire, fireworks and heavy smoke. They are taught crowd control techniques by pushing against a large rubber ball to learn applying steady pressure to back up a crowd. It can take months of intensive training before a new patrol horse is allowed on the street.
Jack is a 15 year old solid Appaloosa. He is 16 hands tall. He was purchased through a grant from the First Responders Foundation in 2021.
His partner is Officer Potts.
Zane is a 13 year old Palomino Quarter Horse Gelding. He stands 15.3 hands high from Ashland, NE and has been in the Unit for 5 years. Zane was donated to the Patrol by the Omaha Police Department in 2017.
His partner is Officer Schillerberg.
Likes: dogs, sunbathing, cuddles, hair brushing, massages and playing soccer.
Dislikes: Zane does not like criminals!
Valor is a 10 year old gray Quarter Horse Gelding. He stands 15.1 hands high and has been in the Patrol for 4 years. His partner is Officer Crick.
Valor was donated to the Unit in 2018 by WoodmenLife Insurance.
Likes: Dogs, popsicles and ice cream.
Diesel is an 11 year old Percheron/Friesian cross who joined our herd from the Kansas City Mounted Patrol in January 2020. He stands 17 hands high. His partner is Sgt. Vodicka.
Donovan was purchased through a grant from the First Responders Foundation in 2021
Thor was purchased through a grant from the First Responders Foundation in 2018.
Dumplin was purchased with a grant from the First Responders in 2020.
Dumplin's partner is Officer Stickney.
Jester was purchased with a grant from the First Responders Foundation in 2022
The newest member of the herd, meet Wilson, a 4-year-old Bay Roan Clydesdale Gelding from Canada. Wilson stands 17.2 hands. He was purchased from the Mounted Patrol International in Austin, Texas through a generous grant from the First Responders Foundation. He is mild mannered which is the perfect personality for a patrol horse!