Police Horses – Life on the Beat
Police Horses – Life On The Beat
I’m sure many of you will agree, we would all love our horses to be as safe as a Police Horse. They never cease to amaze you when you see them being ridden through huge crowds of people, during riots, and in parades for example. For a flight animal to face whatever the general public decides to throw at them goes against all its natural instincts. It will be fascinating to hear from Carolien Munsters who has performed several studies on mounted police horses and at the moment is involved in a large research project studying workload and daily routines of mounted police horses in the Netherlands which she is going to share with us.
Carolien will be covering:
In this webinar, Carolien will be exploring the work of police horses; what they are actually doing. How are these horses are selected? Giving us an insight into a typical police horse training; what do they do and how do horses experience this? What kind of life does a police horse have and what are its challenges? How important is the match with its rider? Any information that is useful to understand their job better, but also to relate to your own horse riding, from matching with your horse and facing challenging situations.
Carolien is currently working with teams who are training and preparing for Tokyo, read more about her work below the webinar.
More About Carolien Munsters:
Carolien Munsters holds a PhD degree in equine exercise physiology.
By translating scientific knowledge into practice, she helps riders and coaches to improve their performance. Carolien supports and advises top athletes, passionate amateurs, coaches and trainers in the field of equine exercise physiology.
Based on innovative measurements practices and competitions are analysed. The results are translated to appropriate advice, or a personalised training program to optimize athletic performance and to keep your horse healthy and fit. Carolien has guided, among others, the Olympic Eventing team, Showjumping and dressage teams and was able to contribute to the Olympic Games in London and Rio de Janeiro and is now in preparation with several teams towards the Olympic games in Tokyo 2021. Moxie Sport also
supports international riders in various disciplines to European and World Championships.
Besides Moxie Sport Carolien is also active as a researcher at the Faculty of veterinary medicine
(Utrecht university) and as an embedded scientist in the equestrian sport for the Dutch Olympic
committee (NOC * NSF). During her PhD she performed several studies on mounted police horses
and at the moment involved in a large research project studying workload and daily routines of
mounted police horses in the Netherlands.