I have been a Police Officer for 16 years and on the mounted unit for eleven. My equine partner’s name is Marshal. He is a 24 years old, Morgan Arabian cross and has been my law enforcement partner for eight years.
The best part is how Marshal came into my life. Approximately ten years ago I received a phone call from a friend of a friend. A person who knows nothing about horses; but knows when an animal is suffering. She frantically told me that I needed to rescue this horse. Long story short I made the four hour drive to rescue this horse. Not that I needed another horse. I just thought I would rescue him, get him healthy, and find him a good home. I pulled up next to the 30 foot round pen that he hadn’t been out of in four years, manure up to his knees, his feet so long that his toes curled over like elf shoes, and every bone in his body was sticking out under skin with open sores from a bacteria infection.
I had brought a horse with me hoping this would help him load since we had no idea if he would get into a trailer. Marshal hadn’t seen another horse in four years. My mare in the trailer whinnied at Marshal. Marshal stood as tall as he could on his elf shaped feet, arched his neck and cried over and over. I took my first real look at him and fell in love. It was everything about him, his look, mannerisms, and his gorgeous eyes. I knew I had found the horse of my dreams. He was the one, I just knew it!! I put a halter on him and opened the trailer door. He ran inside the trailer so fast that he almost fell down! He is the coolest and smartest horse I have ever had the pleasure to know. We will be together till the end!!!
I have great things to say about Freeform: Marshal is a very hard horse to fit and he is very particular about being comfortable. Freeform saddles are the best thing I have found to fit both of us. I have the western for police work and the Freewest for trail riding.