Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Armored Horses and Armored Riders

These armored anti-riot police and their armored horses were waiting on La Plaza del Chorro de Quevedo this morning, prepared if trouble broke out in protest marches down the hill on Ave. Septima. (Others would suggest that the police were waiting to make the trouble.) I've seen many armored police, but these were the first armored horses I've spotted.

In fact, the march, of judicial employees and university students, was peaceful, except for some graffiti and paint balls.


By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

1 comment:

Kumiko said...

These horses are worth a fortune and go through vigorous training. A friend of mine is on a mounted police force and has had his house stabbed. These horses must be bomb proof. Very few pass the test. Why wouldn't they protect them from danger just like a police K9?