Our second horse featured in the album is Mick! If you have any pictures of Mick on the street comment below!
Breed: Percheron/Thoroughbred Cross
Birth Year: 2004
Serving Since: July 2015
Mick was purchased with funds donated from the Friends of the Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol from the New Castle County Mounted Patrol in Delaware. Mick had served as a mounted patrol horse there from 2011 to 2015. The New Castle County Mounted Patrol put Mick through rigorous training, and he did well. He walked past dumpsters, stood for a Taser deployment, and responded well to trash trucks and police sirens. In his second week there, they were able to shoot a gun off his back.
Since coming to VBMP, Mick has continued to perform well. He does well with sensory work, to include fireworks and blank rounds. When he is unsure of something, the rider is still able to push him through it and get him to accomplish what needs to be done. Mick can be extremely stubborn at times, but once you earn his trust, he’ll be willing to do anything you ask, but it may cost you a treat. Mick has a small white scar on his nose that looks similar to a bar code, from where a halter got caught and rubbed in the past, prior to coming to VBMP. He has a patch of matching white hair at the top of his head. You can spot Mick easily, since he sports his mane in his signature mohawk style. He also has a small patch of white hair with black spots on his rear right foot.