countyreferencedesk:  A gorgeous portrait of 9-year-old “Brigadier,” a member of the Toronto Metro Police Mounted Unit who was killed in the line of duty in 2006.

: A gorgeous portrait of “Brigadier,” a member of the Toronto Metro Police Mounted Unit who was killed in the line of duty in I remember I met him back when I was younger. Such a sweet horse.

Toronto Mounted Police horses attending a Memorial for Brigadier 2006

Toronto Mounted Police horses attending a Memorial for Brigadier 2006

Toronto Mounted Police - note the knee protection.

Mounted Police taking a stroll

Breyer Trooper Horse Figurine - The 2012 North American Police Equestrian Championships Top Horse winner was Trooper, a 9-year-old Percheron/Hackney cross gelding, ridden by Constable Gregg John of the Toronto Mounted Police Department, Toronto, Canada.

Breyer Trooper Horse Figurine - The 2012 North American Police Equestrian Championships Top Horse winner was Trooper, a Percheron/Hackney cross gelding, ridden by Constable Gregg John of the Toronto Mounted Police Department, Toronto, Canada.

Warhorse.  Joey’ and horses from the Toronto Mounted Police Unit arrive at the commemorative Ceremony today, Old City Hall, Toronto, to mark 95th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Joey’ and horses from the Toronto Mounted Police Unit arrive at the commemorative Ceremony today, Old City Hall, Toronto, to mark Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

The Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit made history on the weekend, becoming the first team to win every category at the North American Police Equestrian Championships in Virginia.

Toronto police, and Trooper, make history at North American equestrian championships

Competition rewards the unique skill set of police officers and their horses, from trotting in circles to navigating around raised sewer grates

Double double... Mounted Toronto police constables Gregory John (left) and Richard Cooper take their coffee break in the saddle yesterday at the Tim Horton's shop on Leslie St. at Lake Shore Blvd. E. Their steeds are Brigadier (left) and Spencer.

Mounted Toronto police constables Gregory John (left) and Richard Cooper take their coffee break in the saddle yesterday at the Tim Horton's shop on Leslie St. at Lake Shore Blvd. Their steeds are Brigadier (left) and Spencer.

Where Do Police Horses Come From?  For the Toronto Police's mounted unit, finding the right horse is a finicky business. BY DANIEL SELLERS

Where Do Police Horses Come From? For the Toronto Police's mounted unit, finding the right horse is a finicky business. BY DANIEL SELLERS

Royal was a cross breed who served as a mount police horse in Toronto until he injuried one of his legs on the job and had to be put down. Everyone love him!

Royal was a cross breed who served as a mount police horse in Toronto until he injuried one of his legs on the job and had to be put down. Everyone love him!

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