POLICE Department

Mounted Patrol - Donations


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HOW AND WHAT CAN BE DONATED

The Mounted Patrol is in constant need of large and small ticket items related to the care of our horses as
well as the day to day operation of the facility. The unit accepts horse, monetary, and supply/equipment
gifts and donations.  Specific donations may include money, horses, and specialized equipment or supplies
which may be brand specific or meet a distinctive need. General donations are less specialized in nature
but are important to the day to day operation of our facility. We have found that brand name items or products
are more durable and hold up better with the day to day usage required.


MONETARY DONATIONS:

The Mounted Patrol unit is NOT allowed to directly accept personal checks or cash. The contribution must be made to the Houston Police Foundation, www.houstonpolicefoundation.org. Please designate the funds
to Mounted Patrol. These funds are received and administered by the Foundation for the benefit of the
Mounted unit and the citizens of Houston. For example, it may be used to purchase equipment and supplies
or provide additional equine training.

Should you wish to drop off or mail any monetary donation to the Mounted Facility we will ensure that it
is forwarded expeditiously to the Foundation. Our address is:

Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol
5005 Little York Road
Houston, Texas  77016-2547
832-394-0399


HORSE DONATIONS:

Mounted Patrol accepts horse donations from private citizens as well as corporate cash donations
specifically for the purchase of a horse. The process is relatively simple, but has specific requirements:

  1. The horse must be a minimum of 15.2 hands and two (2) to ten (10) years of age.


  2. The horse must pass a field evaluation conducted by a mounted training officer. It must indicate a calm disposition. The horse will then be accepted with the stipulation that the horse pass a vet check and a ninety (90) day training evaluation at the Mounted facility. The horse will then be gradually exposed to obstacles, fire works, crowd control, and eventually the Houston downtown business district.


  3. If the horse passes the evaluation he/she will be accepted and becomes a member of the Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol.


  4. The final step is to assign the mount to a rider for daily patrol.




GENERAL DONATIONS:

These donations, as a rule, involve the day to day operation of the barn and care of our police mounts.  These items, though varying in cost, are essential to the overall Mounted Patrol operation on a daily basis.

The list of items below are currently needed:



TRANSPORTATION

  • Heavy Duty Super Cab Diesel Truck
  • Horse Trailer-4 or 8 horse
  • Floor Mats for Truck Cabs
  • Rechargeable Impact Wrench
  • Portable Water Tank with Spigot


TACK EQUIPMENT

  • Tucker brand Saddle
  • Dress Blanket
  • Orthopedic Riding Pad
  • Valhoma Nylon Bridle/Halter Combo
  • Nylon Halter
  • Biothane Bridle/Halter Combo
  • Neoprene Breast Collar
  • Neoprene Girth Strap
  • Saddle Name Plate
  • Navaho Saddle Blanket
  • Korsteel Full Cheek Egg Butt Snaffle Bit-5”, 5.5”and 6” mouthpiece 
  • Klaus Balkenhol Smooth Rowel Spur
  • Korsteel POW Spurs
  • Horse Riot Gear-Plastic Eye Visor/Nose Guard
  • Reflective Leg Wrap


HOOF TRIMMING MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT

  • Old Mac G2 Hoof Boots
  • Hoof Rasp-12” & 14” Length
  • Rasp Handle
  • Trimming Knife-Left & Right Hand
  • Hoof Knife Sharpener
  • Hoof Nipper-12” & 14” Length
  • Half Round Nipper-12” Length
  • Hoof Trimming Gloves
  • Hoof Jack Hoof Stand
  • Farrier Apron


HORSE MEDICAL CARE/MAINTENANCE

  • Shapley’s MTG Allergy Treatment
  • Cut N Heal wound Ointment
  • Nitrofurizone Ointment
  • Furall Wound Spray
  • SWAT Wound Fly Repellent Ointment
  • Derma Gel Wound Treatment
  • Absorbine Liniment
  • Absorbine Hoof Thrush Remedy
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Electro Dex Electrolyte Supplement
  • Farrier’s Formula Supplement
  • Ice Boots
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3M Vet Wrap


HORSE GROOMING SUPPLIES

  • Medicated Shampoo
  • Whitening Shampoo
  • Orvus Shampoo
  • Citronella Shampoo
  • Absorbine Show Sheen Conditioner
  • Grooma Curry Comb-Large Knobs
  • Oster Mane & Tail Comb
  • Oster Mane & Tail Brush
  • Grooming Brushes-Synthetic
  • Sweat Scraper
  • Hoof Pick with Brush
  • Large Natural Sponge
  • Oster Rechargeable Clipper
  • Plastic Spray Bottles
  • Reversible Shed Ring


BARN MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES

  • Barn Fly/Mosquito Misting System
  • Concentrate-Fly/Mosquito Repellent for misting system
  • Fly Traps
  • Mosquito Dunks
  • Farnum Mosquito Halt
  • Spaulding Fly Predators
  • Farm Cart
  • Aluminum Scoop
  • Future Fork
  • Pre-Vent  Horse Feeder
  • Flat Side Water Bucket
  • Hay Grazer-Whiteman Enterprise
  • Barn Stall Signs
  • Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • 440 Fence Company-Rails, Rail Connector, and Pole Cap
  • Pelleted Bedding
  • Heavy Duty Push Brooms
  • Corn Brooms
  • Mounting Steps


TRAINING EQUIPMENT

  • Cavaletti
  • 72” Ball
  • Teeter Board
  • Bridge


Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol Facility
5005 Little York Rd. Houston,Tx. 77016-2547
Main Telephone Number: 832-394-0399
Primary Fax Number: 832-394-0398