Skip to comments.Stoney the horse back in action after incident with Charlie the dog
Posted on 12/17/2012 3:51:58 PM PST by Navy Patriot
Charlie the death row dog is the talk of the town, but the American Staffordshire terriers victim is mending his wounds and has finally returned to work after more than two months off.
Stoney, the horse who was bitten by Charlie in August, is a retired thoroughbred. He joined the U.S. National Park Service mounted patrol four years ago in Washington, D.C., before transferring to San Francisco in May with his rider, Officer Eric Evans.
Evans, who trained Stoney, has been a horse trainer for the Park Service for years. Hes been with the U.S. Park Police for 23 years and the mounted unit for 18, according to the Park Service.
The day of the August incident with Charlie, Evans and Stoney were on a routine patrol in Crissy Field. According to testimony during a Police Department hearing to decide Charlies fate, the dog ran at Evans and Stoney from 200 yards away. When Charlie reached them, he stopped and barked before jumping and attempting to bite Evans leg.
Charlie was off his leash, but the area of Crissy Field is not a dog park, according to Park Service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet. Off-leash animals are permitted, but dogs must be under voice control.
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I will note that the cops did not shoot the dog, defeating a prevalent FR meme.
Nah, they took him down to the station for the old rubber hose treatment.
Those thoroughbreds aren't good for much.
If you want a horse, get a quarterhorse and work with it every day.
Then, you'll have a horse.
I'm disappointed, where's a cop shootin' dog when you need one?
Generally, police horses need to be tall and comfortable around crowds with two crowd skills, to move through crowds effectively or to herd the crowd as commanded.
If I trained the horse, ya could shoot mounted. I don't know as any departments train that way.
Thoroughbreds can be kinda’ loopy, I know . . . but if you aspire to the Chevrolet of horses, a quarterhorse is right up your alley.
I owned a Khemosabi Arabian for many years. I adored him, but I didn’t trust him much! Arabians — the most gorgous horses in the world (and mine was spectacular), are also the spookiest!
I aspire to the Toyota of horses. Starts when you want, stops when you want, goes anywhere you want.
That would be the quarterhorse.
If you want a steady mount that is calm, intelligent, and easy to train, get a Mule. Horses are nothing but spooks covered in fur.
It's no fun riding a mule.
I’m partial to Belgian Drafts, myself, but I’ve never seen one in a CMSA competition, either.
You have never seen me and mine cutting calves, herding bulls or chasing mean road dogs away from out riding club members that are stuck on Horses!
Good horses, yes, but the Standardbred is the most unflappable.
Spooky Arabians?! Breeding must have changed them, as Arabians used to be known for their docile temperament & intelligence. We had a half-Arab, half-Quarterhorse mare who fit that description. Spirited, but not spooky.
Guy should have been riding one of my appaloosas. No spook in them and any of them would have tried their best to kill the dog, not run away.
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