A to Z horses – Stop and Salute Scarlett and Her Sidekicks

Scarlett is the newest member of the Madison Mounted Patrol Unit. The 17.1-hand Percheron/Friesian mare joined the Madison Police group in 2011. Ridden by Officer Casey Cherne and Officer Sarah McLaughlin, Scarlett is a 1,700-pound black beauty.

Her first owner donated her to the force after completing the mare’s initial show horse training. “Scarlett was deemed well-suited for police work,” McLaughlin explained. “Her great personality and willing attitude made her a good candidate.”

Coming seven this year, Scarlett will make her first public debut in uniform at the 2012 Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, Wisconsin, in mid-April.

The Madison Mounted Patrol Unit currently includes several special horse, such as:

Beau – a 2000 Missouri Fox Trotter

Bubba – a 2002 Percheron/Clydesdale gelding

Jack – a 2002 Percheron gelding

Luna – a 2005 Percheron mare

The Madison Mounted Patrol Unit assists the Madison Police with special events, gatherings, parades and other city highlights.

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