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.
Bear is an 18 year old Shire/Paint cross. Bear joined us from the Kansas City Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit in January 2020. He stands 18 hands high.
Blue is a 7 year old blue roan Quarter Horse. He stands 16.2 hands high.
Blue was donated by Woodmen Life in 2018.
Max is an 8 year old gray Quarter horse. He stands 16.2 hands high. Max has been in the Patrol for 3 years.
Fun Fact: Max was names after a certain horse in the movie Tangled.
Photo credit: Omaha Police Department
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.
Jeb is a 4 year old dun draft cross. We believe he is a Quarter Horse and a Shire cross. He stands 17 hands high. Jeb was purchased in December 2018.
Orozco is a 10 year old red and white American Paint Horse. He stands 16 hands high and has been in the barn for 2 years. Orozco was donated by Hector Orozco, husband of the late Omaha Police officer Kerrie Orozco.
Turbo is a 14 year old solid bay American Paint Horse. He stands 15.1 hands high and has been in the Unit for 2 years.
Turbo is what is called a "cropout" Paint which means he is a solid color.
Valor is a 6 year old gray Quarter Horse. He stands 15.1 hands high and has been in the Patrol for 1 year. Valor was donated to the Unit in 2019 by Woodmen Life
Zane is a 9 year old Palomino Quarter horse. He stands 15.3 hands high and has been in the Unit for 2 years.