LIVONIA – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office hosted their annual mounted patrol competition on Wednesday.
The Sheriff’s Office hosts multiple agencies from surrounding counties and as far away as Canada. They consider the competition a chance for riders and horses to hone their skills but also a chance to show those skills to the public.
The obstacle course tests horse and riders on skills that come in handy in a variety of potentially dangerous situations.
Livingston County’s Mounted Patrol Unit can be called for search and rescues or to control violent crowds, but they mostly patrol large public events like the National Warplane Museum’s airshow or the Hemlock Fair.
Livingston County’s Mounted Patrol officers own their mounts and provide most of their own equipment.