The horse appreciates that.
Good grief. Those are fat sturdy horses. Hope they are never called into action, and not because of their build which I seem to be denigrating, but because they are wonderful animals and I hope they can stay safe. Some horse breeds ARE sturdy and stocky. Wonder what these are? I really did not intend to disparage them.
Here’s A good Texas story about our mounted police. One night a terrorist tried to bomb the Mexican embassy, shot up windows at the Federal Courthouse and proceeded to the main police station with a rain of fire. A hundred yards away a mounted policeman who was going off duty, holding two horses, unholstered his sidearm and took him down with one shot.