Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol

THE HORSES

BUBBA 'MUNZ'

My name is “Bubba”.ᅠ I am a Percheron/Clydesdale gelding born in 2002 and started my career as a police horse in 2010. I am 18.1 HH tall and weigh about 1,900 lbs! I have a “goofy kid” personality and love to play basketball!

Sponsored By The Munz Corporation

Founded in 1970, Munz Corporation has been developing and managing apartment home communities in Madison and South Central Wisconsin for over 40 years. Munz Corporation expanded its operation to include the development and management of commercial office, retail, and office warehouse projects in the early 1980's.

 

Since its inception, Munz Corporation has developed over 3,000 apartment units and 500,000 square feet of commercial office, retail, and warehouse space. Clients have ranged from the State of Wisconsin to regional banks and national retailers.

 

Munz Corporation's outstanding reputation has been built on the principals of quality, integrity, excellence, and reliability. Contact Munz Corporation today to locate your next apartment home or to discuss your commercial real estate needs.

 

Sponsored by Laura Callahan, First Weber Realty

A Realtor serving Madison and the surrounding area. From condos to farmland. Buying or selling I can help you with all of your real estate needs. A true animal lover with four horses and two dogs of my own it was a logical decision to sponsor Torres aka “Mr. T”. I am proud to give back to the animals and people who serve my community.

 

TORRES

My name is "Torres" AKA "Mr. T". I am a Friesian gelding born in 2006. I am 17.0 HH and weigh about 1,400 lbs. I came all the way from Kentucky to become a police horse in 2014. I love to be scratched on my forehead!

Doctor B 'Doc'

My name is "Doc". I am a Shire gelding born in 2010. I have been on the job since 2015.  I am 16.3 HH tall and weigh about 1,400 lbs! I may be the rookie but I love being out on patrol.

 

Sponsored By Stacey Bean of Indigo Trails

Thanks to the generous support of Indigo Trails owner Stacey Bean, the Madison Mounted Patrol has been able to add Doc to the team. Stacey became the first to support the unit through our Horse Sponsor program!  It is only through this annual donation that our non-profit can support the ongoing boarding and care costs associated with Doc.

 

Stacey is proud to honor the memory and legacy of the late Dr. Darren Bean whose career and service to first responders’ lives on now through the service of Doctor ‘B’.  We are honored to share in this legacy with Stacey, Indigo Trails and the Madison Mounted Patrol.

 

 

Sponsored by Mary and John Sheehan

Thanks to the generous support of Mary and John Sheehan, the Madison Mounted Patrol has been able to add Cooper to the team! Cooper is originally from Sun Prairie, WI.

 

Mary loves horses and is the proud owner of her own horse, Lulu, who has been part of the Sheehan Family for 10 years. Mary is a marketing student at Madison College and recently did her Honors project with the Friends of the Madison Mounted Patrol. John is President of UW Health at The American Center located on the east side of Madison and knows the importance of our first responders, particularly our police officers. This is a way for Mary and John to give back to the community and have fun together getting to know Cooper and the rest of the Madison Mounted Patrol Team!

Cooper

Cooper came to the unit from Sun Prairie, WI, and was able to become a police horse through sponsorship by John and Mary Sheehan of Madison, WI. Cooper has a playful personality and really loves attention!

 

 sponsored by Becker 505, LLC

Becker 505, LLC is a creative marketing agency serving clients around the world. Based in rural Stoughton, Wisconsin, our office is surrounded by nature and the changing seasons. We draw inspiration from our picturesque location and small town atmosphere. Our goal is to support your advertising and marketing needs, and to help you reach your audience with our portfolio of creative design services and experience.

 

We are animal lovers here at Becker 505. We are surrounded by horses, chickens, fish, turtles and cats, so it was a simple decision to sponsor Leo. We are very proud to give back to the animals and people who serve our community.

 

Leo

Leo was generously donated

by a family in Postville WI and

started his career as a police

horse in 2017. Leo has a heart

of a lion – just as his zodiac

name suggests!

sponsored
by Laura Harrington

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Laura Harrington, the MPD Madison Mounted Patrol has added "Chevy" to the team.

 

Laura is the MSCR Recreation Specialist for MMSD Learning Center overseeing after school and summer programming for youth in the Allied Drive neighborhood.  She is also the Cheer Head Coach at James Madison Memorial High School.

 

Partnering with the MPD Madison Mounted Patrol rekindles Laura's cherished childhood memories horse riding, weekend camps and competitions at Hoofbeat Ridge Camps, Mazomanie, WI.

 

Laura is an avid Chevrolet owner, including a Silverado and 50th Anniversary Camaro, and is honored to sponsor police horse "Chevy"!

Chevy

He started his career as a police horse in 2017.

IN MEMORY

JACK  2002-2014

"Jack", a 12-year old Percheron gelding, began his police career after being rescued from a horse auction, and eventually, donated to the unit in 2010.

 

On March 7th, 2014,ᅠ Jack went into emergency surgery at the UW Equine Veterinary Hospital with colic. His symptoms made a turn for the worse and surgeons determined that Jack's condition was grave. Jack passed away peacefully with his 'human family in blue' by his side.

 

Jack showed everyone that he could beat the odds in his 'rags-to-riches' story- everyone who met Jack fell in love with his gentle, teddy bear-like expression. He will be missed by ALL whose lives he touched.

KANDOUR  1999-2010

"Kandour", an 11-year old Percheron gelding, began his police service in the Spring of 2010. During that Summer, Kandour began exhibiting neurological signs that caused him to be unsteady on his feet. His condition grew worse throughout that Fall and Kandour lost his battle to an unknown nerological condition on November 5th, 2010.

 

Kandour will forever remain MPD's very first gentle giant... He paved the way for the Dept. to adopt a draft-based breed of horse due to their calm, gentle nature.

The Horse First Farm

THE HORSE FIRST FARM

The Horse First Farm is home to the horses of the Madison Police Mounted Patrol Unit. The farm is located 5 miles south of beautiful Oregon, WI. The facility boasts a huge 100 x 200 ft. Coverall indoor arena and indoor viewing lounge.

 

The Horse First Farm is the largest Midwest natural horse care facility with a focus on Natural Horsemanship. They specialize in keeping horses in an environment that mimics natural terrain, movement and is socially stimulating to the horses.

 

For more information please visit www.thehorsefirst.net

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ABOUT US

The Madison Mounted Police Team was informally started in 1986 when six Madison Police Officers asked the Chief if they could ride their personal horses while in uniform in the November Annual Holiday Parade. The uniformed team was such a big hit ...

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