Kilsyth arrived with pal Mull and together they were our first ever police horses to be retired from Police Scotland. Kilsyth, a gorgeous grey gelding retired after 15 years’ service, firstly with Strathclyde Police and then with Police Scotland when the eight Scottish Forces merged. Kilsyth carried out all police duties to the highest standard but particularly excelled in football crowd control and public order duties, where his bravery and courage was second to none.
Due to his aptitude for public order/crowd control situations, Kilsyth was a preferred supervisor’s horse for many years at all major events. While Kilsyth is not the easiest horse to handle, he has been one of the best police horses in the Scottish Mounted Police Unit in recent years. Kilsyth put his all into his police work but had to retire due to lameness.