Friends of the Manchester Mounted Patrol
"No machinery of the law can evoke the response from the public won by the police horse"
- Winston Churchill
Friends of the Manchester Mounted Unit is a non profit organization set up to support the mounted unit of the Manchester New Hampshire Police Department
Friends of the Manchester Mounted Patrol at a Glance
A Bit of Background
The horses and riders of the Mounted Patrol, focuses their patrols in the downtown area of Manchester and the parks. The horses are an excellent way to interact with the public, as an approachable police presence.
The Mounted Patrol is another form of transportation, for the officers, allowing them to access to places a cruiser may not be able to go. The Mounted Patrol maintains the functions of Police Officers, making car stops, writing summonses, or making arrests.
Meet the Horses
General Stark, Bruno & Eddy
General Stark is a 16 year old Clydesdale cross gelding. General has been with the Manchester Mounted Patrol for about 7 years. Be sure to check out General's unique moustache when you meet him!
Bruno is an 8 year old Percheron cross gelding. Bruno started with the Mounted Patrol in 2021. Bruno has a personality as big as he is!
Eddy is a 20 year old Shetland Pony. Eddy is the newest and by far the cutest member of our team. Being smaller, Eddy will be able to go to schools and nursing homes to visit, provide comfort and educate the community.