Featured Video: Multi-talented Police Horse Plays the Piano


It’s Friday. You’ve had a long week. It’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the musical stylings of one equine piano prodigy.

This fantastic video, featuring an imposing police horse named General Stark trying out a new tune on a pink piano, comes to us from Manchester, New Hampshire, where Stark is a member of the force.

The piano is part of a project called Keys to the City, where three pianos are available to the public around the city so that everyone—human or equine—can hone their musical skills or show off their talents on the keys. The pianos were painted by students from the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Police Horse Plays Piano

The pianos were unveiled as part of the Manchester Community Market, a farmers’ market held throughout the summer in the city’s Victory Park.

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Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, Ky.Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.



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