Mounties Not Horsing Around!
Williams Lake, B.C. -On Monday, RCMP officers near Highway 97 and Mountain House Road, in Williams Lake, were called to give truth to their “Mounted” Police name. Although not required to ride them, they were instrumental in rescuing three horses.
Two horses in an enclosure near the checkpoint, where Cst. Jesse Hewitt (Powell River RCMP), Cst. Mihai Ilioi (Nanaimo RCMP) and Cst. Brind’Amour (Nelson RCMP) were manning, jumped their fence and were running freely on the roadway. A third, extremely large horse (not pictured), had tried to scale the fence and was trapped on the wire, it was whinnying for assistance, which was further exciting the freed horses.
Cst. Brind’Amour stated,
The horses were getting very upset” says Cst. Brind’Amour, “They had become separated from their herd, and were very difficult to catch and control. We managed to calm one horse down with an apple from our lunch.
It took some time, but officers hoofed it, and were able to catch two of the horses. They then turned to give the third,d trapped horse, their unbridled attention. They freed the large horse by pushing down the fencing allowing it to get out.
After securing all three of the horses, the officers walked approximately 1 Kilometer back to their enclosure, where four other equine friends anxiously awaited.