The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has established the first Mounted Patrol Unit as a commitment to improving public safety and community policing. This program started in early 2015 with an effort to seek funding for housing, equipment, and training costs which was successful. We received $25,000 from the Laura Jane Musser Fund and $66,000 from the Colorado Justice Assistance Grant.
Air Scent Detection is a natural instinct of horses where they either detect scent indicated by sign language or with the training they can detect and follow the airborne scent to its source. The act of scenting is actually used naturally as a form of communication between horses in a herd. This unique characteristic of the horse can be used for search and rescue, Law enforcement, and as a natural horsemanship game.