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Monday, March 7, 2011

My World - Mounted police in Moscow

A couple of mounted police were seen patrolling the State Historical Museum on Red Square, Moscow.

I find it amazing to see such well trained horses and dedicated riders work so well together. They make a winning team, each trusting one another and best of all, they're great at interacting with the crowd too.

During my visit, the horses appear to be calm and quiet in every occasion. I've not seen one startled or look out of control in anyway and it makes one feel safe and secure walking through the streets. With such courteous mounted unit, people love to touch and pet the horses and I hope they are a permanent attraction.



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26 comments:

  1. How come they were assigned to be there? Perhaps it is more accessible by using horses? :)

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  2. Or perhaps these mounted police add more prestige to the place. You know they make the place look classier. :)

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  3. In Malacca, we do have these mounted police too from time to time at our Historical City-A Farmosa. :)

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  4. I'd love to take a photo with the horses and the riders. Did you pose with them, LR?

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  5. Two Windsmokes, They gallop like the Wind and are the colour of Smoke :-).

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  6. Lovely photos !!!
    Police with horses i have see also in London, in Roma , in Oslo and more countrys !!! Is very clever idea !!
    Greetings

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  7. Thanks for your kind comments everyone.

    Tekkaus,
    Mounted police are a common sight in Russia as well as in other countries. i think it's a great idea to have the mounted patrol unit in the streets. horses can travel on sidewalks, navigate narrow streets, and jump over things, unlike patrol cars.
    i agree that they add so much presence and character to the streets.

    Lina,
    my advice is DON'T in Russia. The Russian police seem to spend almost all of their time checking tourists' documents at places like Revolution Square and Red Square. we managed to avoid being stopped but saw countless people being checked and even taken away. how sad!

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  8. Beautiful horses. Nice capture with the statue of horse and rider in the background.

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  9. I like cities with mounted police. It adds to the charm of the city.

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  10. They are beautiful horses! Oh my...but I guess you can tell I'm obsessed with grey animals anyway with the grey cat photos always on my blog!

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  11. Wonderful horses! I think the police was patrooling to brag with the horses:) It's a nice contrast: building, horses and colorful toys.

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  12. Your photo is wonderful. What a wonderful mounted unit!

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  13. Toronto has mounted police and I think it's a great way for the people and police to connect. Neat photo.

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  14. Love the horses and they do look so well trained. Having owned horses and ridden for many years, I find this shot particularly appealing! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  15. The horses are beautiful, and the police don't look at all scary. In Canada, we have the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but we seldom see them on horses except for special occasions.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  16. Police on horses make the city look more attractive...the old woman behind looks so happy seeing them.

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  17. Nice capture of the beautiful horses.

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  18. Those are really well trained horses!

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  19. I see that these beautiful white horses are well-disciplined!

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  20. On some occasions we also have police on horses.

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