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NELSON

2002

Gelding

Grey

17.2hh

March 2019

Career

Lancashire Police

Mints!

Nelson Working

Nelson Retired

Nelson arrived at The Horse Trust in October 2019 after retiring from the Lancashire Police Mounted Section after 6 years of service.

Nelson or ‘Nelly’ as he is affectionately known, is a beautiful, gentle giant! During his time at Lancashire Police Mounted Section he has participated in all policing duties and proved to be a valuable team member throughout the years.

Unfortunately, in 2015, when Nelson was assisting with a large scale disorder at a North West Infidel demonstration, he was attacked by a Catherine wheel firework. After the incident it was decided that it was best for Nelson to base himself in the training department where he was predominantly used as a riding school horse teaching new and current recruits to ride.

Nelson was a favourite amongst the team and public. Out on patrol he would often make friends and receive endless attention for his cheeky personality and good looks! We’re sure he’ll be a favourite with visitors too.

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