25 Horse Police of Moscow

Horse Police of Moscow

Posted on September 18, 2010 by team


The horse regiment is situated in a prestigious area of Moscow, we guess there are lots of those who dream to build here many offices and elite houses…

Their main task – prevention of wrong, park belts patrolling, maintaining order during public events. Today 1000 people and 255 horses serve here (compared to 60 in London!).

Cars are used to get to remote duty places.

Space enough for 6 horses and cavalrymen.

Veterinary clinic. Horses are usually bought at an age of 3 years, castrated, trained for a year and prepared for service. Their service lasts for approximately 15 years and then they are sold at the city auctions. The purchasing price – $5000. An average lifespan of a horse is 25-30 years.

Horses are rather fearful animals so they need much training.

In a stable


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25 Responses to “Horse Police of Moscow”

  1. CottonCentury says:

    140 officers and 120 horses in London. Otherwise a nice article.

  2. AustriaNOTAustralia says:

    I bet the whole horse cop-stuff is mostly for the show, but it looks nice :)

  3. PKS says:

    8-th pic – OMG, Brad Pitt!!!

    >horse cop-stuff is mostly for the show

    Nothing is better than a horse cop e.g. for crowd control.

  4. Valery says:

    That’s not _horse_ police, that’s _mounted_ police.

  5. cockatrice says:

    Like how the horse shoes are threaded at the back for removable cleats. Traction for when you need it.

  6. BH206L3 says:

    New York City has or had a mounted Police Unit, I think Chicago has one too. Has some advantages and some disavanges. Lot of Police in the US have helicopters. NYC LA, Dallas Atlanta, Miami come to mind.

    • scot says:

      What have helicopters got to do with it? Helicopters aren’t vaguely comparable. You think the Russians have no helicopters anyway? You dolt.

      That’s better.

  7. Kilroy Was Here says:

    Nice equipment, great facilities and beautiful horses.

  8. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Interesting. I see at least four big Ford trucks to haul the horse trailers. The anvil looks US-made, and there is English lettering on the factory-made horseshoes.

  9. Kirov's Brother says:

    “Their service lasts for approximately 15 years and then they are sold at the city auctions.” and after that they are made to sausages (little russian secret ;])

  10. perristalsis says:

    “Horses are usually bought at an age of 3 years, castrated, trained for a year and prepared for service.”

    No wonder they all have the same expression; had their goodies cut off and nothing but work ahead for the next 15 years

  11. Kelly says:

    They have mounted police in Austin, Texas who usually patrol downtown on weekend nights, too.

    Can anyone answer a question honestly for me? I’ve always wondered why the crown of the hat used by many eastern European and Russian police forces is so big and wide? Is it just a showy thing, like epaulettes?

  12. Testicules says:

    Mounted horse police are common. Tampa/St Pete have them. They are great for working festivals, street fairs. They usually have shoes with rubber treads to protect their feet and give them better traction. Mostly though, the horses are for the kids. They pass out stickers and candy and let the kids pet them.

    It is funny how everything is American. The trucks, the trailers, all the tack. The best horses come from the USA also.

  13. russia_bound says:

    That is pretty cool, you just don’t see that anymore. I think mounted officers are very cool…thanks for the pictures…

  14. Mascha says:

    Am I the only one laughing at the afro of the cameraman… or the carrot-holding videographer… looks just so random.

  15. sobot2 says:

    Horses are rather fearful animals? LOL

  16. Slime Mold says:

    Obviously this is an elite unit. You can tell that by the appearance of the uniforms, the horses the facilities. These officers appear to take great pride in what they do.

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