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The Horse Trust Re-Opens its Doors and Welcomes in Two Greater Manchester Police Horses

As the number of horses that can be offered retirement at The Home of Rest is limited by space and costs, The Horse Trust has also started offering temporary places to working horses that need to recuperate from an injury.

GMP horse Cicero, a 14 year old, 16.2hh grey Irish Draught, will be living at the sanctuary for the next few months while he recovers from a damaged shoulder ligament.

“We only have small turnout paddocks so can’t turnout horses 24/7. At The Horse Trust, Cicero will be able to rest while being on the move, giving him the best chance of recovering fully from his injury,” said Mima.

Greater Manchester Police has one of the busiest mounted police units in the country. It covers the whole of the county and works every day of the year. The mounted officers are used to target crime hotspots and are also seen at many events including demonstrations and the region’s many football matches. Horses are also used to search inaccessible areas for missing or wanted people. There are 35 horses in the Greater Manchester Police Mounted Branch, which is based in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester.

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