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  • by ajt (2546) on 2004.01.02 12:00 (#26962) Homepage Journal

    I've seen the Lancashire Constabulary patrol on horse back. Unlike a car, a horse can get into narrow spaces, and it's less effort than a mountain bike. Plus if you give someone a wallop with a truncheon from horse back I'm sure it hurts a lot.

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • Plus I expect that there's slightly more of an element of fear with horses. Certainly, with a police vehicle, you know that the human is in control, and isn't intentionally going to drive it into you. With a horse, you're not quite so sure what it will do...

      • I hadn't thought of that, but horses are pretty stupid, big and quite capable of doing a great deal of damage on their own. I expect the police ones are VERY well trained, but in my experice most people's horses are a stupid bundle of nerves.

        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."