Although the role of police horses has diminished in some American cities thanks to budget cuts, that’s not true in Arcadia, California. The Los Angeles suburb has a thriving mounted unit, and now it also has a new equine member. His name is Justice, though that moniker could be considered an alias. You see, the 9-year-old American Quarter Horse was originally christened as Jonas. At least that’s what his previous owners called him when his primary duties were trail riding and galloping around gymkhana courses. But when Bruce Smith, an Arcadia police officer, was looking for an additional horse for the mounted patrol unit, Jonas seemed like a perfect candidate. He was quiet, gentle, well-broke, and the perfect size and color: a solid 16 hands and a handsome bay. What wasn’t perfect was his name. It was decided that the horse needed a name more befitting a police horse. Plus, the city wanted to promote good rapport between the police department and the general public. What better way than to hold a “Name That Horse” contest throughout the local elementary schools?
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great name for a police horse
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