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Mounted Patrol Unit

Mission Statement

  • Enhance community confidence and approachability through public interaction with the utilization of horses.
  • Provide police response and resources on horseback.
  • Encourage and support public activities and events throughout the City of Winnipeg.
  • Provide unit members with training and education to help foster and preserve the traditions pertaining to the horse and the equine industry.

Our Horses

Amaro
Titus
Amaro
Titus

Titus and Amaro are half-brothers and are black Percheron / Thoroughbred cross geldings.  They were born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 2002.  As yearlings they were shipped to Kentucky, USA where they were purchased by the Winnipeg Police Service in 2007.  The horses began patrolling on the streets of Winnipeg in 2008.  The two horses have grown up together and have a very close bond.

The members of the unit do all of the training with the horses and use natural horsemanship methods.

Watch this video to get a sense of what it is like to serve as a member of the Mounted Patrol:

In March of 2011 the horses had their steel shoes removed and now work barefoot full time.  This decision was made to improve the health and longevity of the horses.  Their hooves are trimmed every 3-4 weeks with a barefoot trim based on the Welz method.  This method provides improved traction on all surfaces.  The full time members of the Mounted Patrol are responsible for the horses’ hoof care.

Following are related articles concerning the decision to have our horses work barefoot:

Our Riders

Cst. Sherry Blunden

Constable Sherry Blunden
Program Manager and full time rider

Constable Sherry Blunden has been with the City of Winnipeg for 23 years.

She has been riding full time with the Mounted Patrol since 2009 and has an extensive background on horses, training and horsemanship.

Sherry is partnered with Police horse “Amaro”. Sherry also currently owns a registered red dun Quarter Horse gelding named “Quincy”.

Constable Anna Proskurnik
Hoof carea manager and full time rider

Constable Anna Proskurnik has been with the Winnipeg Police Service for 10 years.  She has been riding with the Mounted Patrol since 2009 and has extensive experience with riding, training and hoof care. 

Anna is partnered with Police horse “Titus”.  Anna currently has five horses of her own.

Cst. Anna Proskurnik

Requests

If you have a request for the Mounted Patrol Unit to attend your event, please fax the request to 204-957-2450.

Mounted Patrol Request
C/O Community Relations Unit
PO Box 1680
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 2Z7

Request can also be sent via email.

Be sure to include the date, time, and any pertinent details of your event. Requests are required 4 to 6 weeks prior to the event, and please keep in mind that weather and other events may permit the unit from attending. We do our best to accommodate as many events as possible.

Requests

If you have a request for the Mounted Patrol Unit to attend your event, please fax the request to 204-957-2450.


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Last update: September 25, 2013

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