The Seattle Mounted Patrol will hold an open house Sept. 22 from 1-5 p.m. at its stables at Westcrest Park in West Seattle (entrance at approximately 8th and Henderson).
Join the Mounted Patrol for an opportunity to tour the stables and meet the officers and their partners. They will exhibit their skills, primarily crowd control training and maneuvers, in two demonstrations at 2 and 4 p.m.
Their skills are likely ones you have not seen before: If you have never seen a horse push a 5-foot rubber ball, here is your chance.
The officers enjoy talking to the community about their horses and their role as one of the unique units of the department, providing community relations, crime deterrence and crowd control.
Refreshments will be provided. (Directions and parking instructions will be posted on their Facebook page "Friends of the Seattle Mounted Patrol" http://tinyurl.com/l9rpj7s ).