West Yorkshire Police search for new horse to fight crime in Leeds

West Yorkshire Police are searching for a new horse to help fight crime in Leeds.

Friday, 15th March 2019, 2:21 pm
Updated Friday, 15th March 2019, 2:23 pm
West Yorkshire Police search for a new horse to fight crime in Leeds. Photo credit: PA

The lucky horse would be joining the county's Mounted Section to help keep the streets of the city safe.

Police have specified that the horse must be aged between 4 and 10, a mare or gelding and at between 15.6hh and 17.3hh.

It also has to be well handled, easy to train and good-natured.

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In a statement on Twitter, the WYP horse account said: "West Yorkshire Police are currently looking for a new police horse to buy. The horse would need to fit the following criteria. Between 16.3hh and 17.3hh aged between 4 and 10 years. Mare or gelding. Breeding shire/ Clydesdale/Irish draught or similar.

"Sound, well handled, trainable, good-natured with no vices. Good to shoe, clip and in traffic. No medical issues. Doesn't need to be well schooled but an understanding of walk trot and canter preferable. [The horse] would be vetted and required for a 4-week trial."

Police have asked anyone with enquiries to email [email protected]