Except for having that memorable scene in True lies when good guy on horseback goes up against terrorist on motorcycle, I have a few personal tiffs with policemen on horseback. first of all except for the environmentallyl friendly point of view i don't see the point of them being in urban areas. True in areas where there are festivals or crowds of people, horseback officers do have a higher viewpoint and can see further and asses a situation better in a crowded situation but is that the right to use an animal as a step ladder. secondly is the mess they leave when they poo all over the place. Times have changed in order to get pet ownders to make sure they clean up after their animals when they goo poopy. It's now gotten to the stage where pet owners can be fined for leaving their animals mess in a public place. Now this is all good and dandy but when the officer coming to give you the fine is actually on horseback and his horse is ****ting all over the road while he writes out your fine, dont you think perhaps there is a double standard occurring. now don't get me wrong, i don't mind any kind of poop being left on the street, human, horse, cat, dog, martian. it's all the same to me. It's when the double standards are drawn by the law that upsets me. alright fine, walking into a busy road to pick up poop could be deemed as suicide but then that brings up the point of why horseback police officers are needed in urban areas when no large events are forseen? it's not like they'll put a siren and ride to your house if you are being burgled or something along those lines. don't take this moan too seriously,it's more of an oberservation rather than anything else. on a final note i wanted to ask if you thought perhaps it would be possible to train a horse just like a dog to go in desinated areas so it's just not on some poor girl crossing the road right behind it.