This is Sacked Out on steroids. Whoa.
Spoiler note below, don’t read it if you can easily watch to 5 minutes!
Note for people with short attention spans who can jump bigger jumps: watch past 4:45 and ask yourselves the following: can I jump those jumps 3 across? Going between two horses jumping the opposite direction? Through FIRE? How about jumping while removing your buttoned up jacket? And then putting it back on? How about jumping while removing your SADDLE? After removing the reins? I won’t even tell ya about the grand finale jump.
Budget cuts are forcing the city of Boston (Massachusetts) to eliminate their mounted police force. Article from U.S. National Public Radio here. Petition you can sign to (hopefully) save the mounted police here.
Though where the money is going to come from, fill in the blank. Any ideas?
While some people think mounted police are outdated…that was one heck of a packed stadium. Do you remember petting your first police horse? Anything that gives kids and adults the warm fuzzies around the police is worth looking a little deeper into the budget for, in my opinion.
Mounted police do MUCH more than create a positive link between the public and the police force. But wouldn’t having mounted police be a no-brainer, gold standard for public relations? Just a thought to Boston city officials: maybe mounted police don’t seem as necessary because they’ve prevented more than you know?