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Our second horse featured in the album is Mick! If you have any pictures of Mick on the street comment below! #VBPDMOUNT...
10/23/2020

Our second horse featured in the album is Mick! If you have any pictures of Mick on the street comment below!

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Name: MICK
Breed: Percheron/Thoroughbred Cross
Birth Year: 2004
Height: 16.2
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.

Name: MICK  Breed: Percheron/Thoroughbred CrossBirth Year: 2004Height: 16.2Serving Since: July 2015  Mick was purchased ...
10/23/2020

Name: MICK
Breed: Percheron/Thoroughbred Cross
Birth Year: 2004
Height: 16.2
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.

Our first horse featured in the album is Big Busta Brown! If you have any pictures of Busta on the street comment down b...
10/16/2020

Our first horse featured in the album is Big Busta Brown! If you have any pictures of Busta on the street comment down below!

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10/16/2020

Stay tuned! We are going to be posting individual horse biographies weekly!

Name: Big Busta Brown “Busta”Breed: Thoroughbred/Percheron CrossBirth Year: 2007Height: 16.2Serving Since: 2018Big Busta...
10/16/2020

Name: Big Busta Brown “Busta”
Breed: Thoroughbred/Percheron Cross
Birth Year: 2007
Height: 16.2
Serving Since: 2018

Big Busta Brown was first discovered on an elk farm out west. Busta traveled to a farm, with the elk, to North Carolina. There he was purchased by the owner of Lincoln Hills Farm in Roxboro N.C. He was broken under saddle as a 2-year-old and also started to drive (on a cart).

Busta was then purchased by Lucy Fuller when he had just turned four years old. He did a lot of trail riding around Halifax County, Virginia. He was ridden on many hills, in creeks and ponds, that he never hesitated to swim in. Busta even went swimming with her dog when he was out in the pasture grazing. Lucy lived in the Outer Banks for some time and used to take him on the beach and he loved the ocean from the start.

Busta’s owner Lucy says “He was such a gentle soul. My mother just loved him. She was 98 and would walk out to the pasture to see him every day. He would walk up to say hello and nuzzle her over the fence. She would always say, "Busta, you are Magnificent.” She truly loved that horse. We traveled to many rides and he was always a gentleman.”

Donating any horse is difficult when they have been such a large part of your life, and this situation was no different. But after meeting several mounted officers during the VBMP fundraisers and in July of 2018 inviting them to meet Busta, Lucy, made the decision to donate him. Officer Dove rode him at Lucy’s home, and they have been partners ever since. Lucy has come to visit Busta a couple times a year and says “am so happy with the decision I made. I miss him terribly, but he looks so good. He has friends and is always on a new adventure.”

Thank you to the City for their continued support of  the Mounted Unit. We received three new four horse slant load trai...
09/26/2020

Thank you to the City for their continued support of the Mounted Unit. We received three new four horse slant load trailers! We are excited and looking forward to using them to serve the community!

The Mounted Unit would like to thank Animal Vision Center of Virginia for coming out today and checking everyone’s eyes....
08/26/2020

The Mounted Unit would like to thank Animal Vision Center of Virginia for coming out today and checking everyone’s eyes. Happy to report that everyone is seeing good! #vbpdmounted

MPO Dove and Big Busta Brown cooling off on a hot day! #vbpdmounted
07/30/2020

MPO Dove and Big Busta Brown cooling off on a hot day! #vbpdmounted

Huge thanks to WAY (We Appreciate You) for dropping off a load of snacks and drinks at the barn today! The Mounted Unit ...
07/29/2020

Huge thanks to WAY (We Appreciate You) for dropping off a load of snacks and drinks at the barn today! The Mounted Unit appreciates all the continued support from our fantastic community.

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The Mounted Unit had a hitchhiker today while we repaired fencing!
07/29/2020

The Mounted Unit had a hitchhiker today while we repaired fencing!

07/23/2020

The Mounted Unit is no longer offering compost to the public. We appreciate everyone who came and helped us out! #vbpdmounted

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07/20/2020

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We can’t thank our community enough for their support! We appreciate each and every one of you.#vbpdmounted
07/15/2020

We can’t thank our community enough for their support! We appreciate each and every one of you.
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06/30/2020

The Mounted Unit would like to thank everyone who has shipped us supplies of any kind. We have been getting packages with brushes, Gatorade packets, etc. almost daily! The support means a lot to us and the horses.

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Pretty cool picture taken by a fellow officer. #VBPDMounted
06/30/2020

Pretty cool picture taken by a fellow officer. #VBPDMounted

Happy 2nd Birthday to Lady Justice!
06/29/2020

Happy 2nd Birthday to Lady Justice!

The unit was brought some delicious cookies purchased from Sweet Justice Bakery last week. The detail in these cookies i...
06/11/2020

The unit was brought some delicious cookies purchased from Sweet Justice Bakery last week. The detail in these cookies is incredible. Thank you very much!

Turbo and Grayson did a great job dealing with the crowds last night. Hope everyone has a safe weekend! If you have any ...
05/24/2020

Turbo and Grayson did a great job dealing with the crowds last night. Hope everyone has a safe weekend!

If you have any pictures of the horses from this weekend we would love to see them.

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Special thanks to EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program for bringing the Mounted Unit lunch yesterday. Also a big thank y...
05/16/2020

Special thanks to EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program for bringing the Mounted Unit lunch yesterday. Also a big thank you for the handmade masks that are AMAZING.

05/15/2020
94.9 The Point

Found this video in the archives! When Mike Powers and the 94.9 The Point Crew came to visit the Mounted Barn!

Check out this weeks 94.9 The Point Sugar Rush in my Daily Vlog... we got to play with horses!!!! Register for your office now at pointradio.com

Cheers, Mike

05/08/2020

Our horses do pretty good standing still while we clean up!! Patrolling at Mt Trashmore

Patrolling Town Center yesterday. Photo credit Jason Bernasconi.
05/08/2020

Patrolling Town Center yesterday. Photo credit Jason Bernasconi.

04/24/2020

We want to thank Pungo Pizza & Ice Cream for those amazing pizzas and knots yesterday for lunch! Perfect lunch after a full day of riding!

Some of our guys enjoying the sun! Thanks for the pictures Friends of The Virginia Beach Mounted Police!
04/19/2020

Some of our guys enjoying the sun! Thanks for the pictures Friends of The Virginia Beach Mounted Police!

We hope everyone is well! Here are some sunshine photos from today.

The Mounted Unit is busy patrolling the parks and beaches. We are excited to see a lot of people are doing their part to...
04/09/2020

The Mounted Unit is busy patrolling the parks and beaches. We are excited to see a lot of people are doing their part to social distance and avoid gathering in groups.

Keep in mind that we can’t allow petting and physical interaction with the horses. We are looking forward to the pandemic being over so we can change that again!

Stay safe everyone.

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The Virginia Beach Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit regrets to inform you of  the passing of Duchess, our 16-year...
03/10/2020

The Virginia Beach Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit regrets to inform you of the passing of Duchess, our 16-year-old Clydesdale, after a sudden illness. Duchess passed peacefully surrounded by Mounted Officers and her partner, Officer J. Jordan, at Woodside Equine Clinic. Duchess served the City of Virginia Beach for three years. She served as a bridge to the community with her loving demeanor, as well as protecting officers and citizens in the most severe of circumstances with her great courage. She is known by most for giving us a surprise foal, Lady Justice. We are forever thankful to Duchess for her service to our department and community. A special thank you to the staff at Woodside Equine Clinic for their great efforts and compassion for Duchess while under their care and Coastal Equine Vet for giving us the best care possible.

We had a fun day playing soccer in the indoor arena today! #VBPDMounted
02/13/2020

We had a fun day playing soccer in the indoor arena today! #VBPDMounted

After 5 years of dedicated service to the VBMP the unit will be saying goodbye to Drago. Drago is a 17.2 Hanoverian/Thor...
02/12/2020

After 5 years of dedicated service to the VBMP the unit will be saying goodbye to Drago. Drago is a 17.2 Hanoverian/Thoroughbred who has lived a very rich life. He is moving on to be with his original owner where he can enjoy his well earned retirement. The unit would like to express our sincere gratitude for his service.

It was an honor to attend the Memorial Service for NNPD Officer Katie Thyne yesterday. We were joined by our colleagues ...
02/04/2020

It was an honor to attend the Memorial Service for NNPD Officer Katie Thyne yesterday. We were joined by our colleagues at Portsmouth PD Mounted Patrol. Our deepest and most sincere condolences go out to the family and our brothers and sisters of Newport News Police Department.

Rest easy sister.

01/29/2020

Sensory training with smoke!

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Duchess and Tortuga are enjoying the warm sun after some good training yesterday.
01/22/2020

Duchess and Tortuga are enjoying the warm sun after some good training yesterday.

12/26/2019

The Mounted Unit would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

12/07/2019

We are going to be out all day today at special events! If you see us, snap a picture and post it on here!

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Special thanks to Beachy LLC - Sandbridge Beach Photographer for taking some awesome photos of the Beach Ride! We apprec...
12/04/2019

Special thanks to Beachy LLC - Sandbridge Beach Photographer for taking some awesome photos of the Beach Ride! We appreciate her continued support!

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Please call Carmine 914 419-3722 Thank you.
Such a cool holiday visit from Daisy, Duchess, Turbo, and Big Bister Brown!
Just want to say thank you for such an amazing time!!! Y’all took a first annual thing that exploded off the rip and made it look like it was the 10th year you have been doing it!! Amazing job our girls had a blast!! VBPD for the win!
You guys did a phenomenal job tonight at the barn! We had a blast at your event ! Thank you guys so much for all your hard work . Excited for next year!
Super job by VBPD Mounted Patrol Officers with Trunk or Treat tonight. Fabulous turnout. Job well done to all involved. I counted 1043 kids....just kidding....or maybe not. ;-) ❤🐴🐎🇺🇸🚓
Congratulations on a great first event! My son had a blast! Kudos to having a a Captain America Horse! That was awesome! Can’t wait for next year!!
Thank you for having us by last night and doing such an incredible job of explaining and showing us what you do. You take wonderful care of your horses and love what you do for sure. Thank you!
Creative crowd control! Who's going to argue with that much weight heading their way?
Thank you so much for the tour yesterday evening! I appreciate each and every member of the VBPD, but I have a soft spot for the furry ones. 😉
When are you all going to be hosting another polo match?
😎✌️Thanks for serving 😎
Thanks for coming out to see us at the Municipal Center today!! Glad they liked the donuts!