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WHAT
is the curriculum for
Mounted Officer Certification?

The course is 60 hours long (Sun. through Fri.).
You'll learn skills such as:


MOUNTED POLICE TRAINING & EQUIPMENT CO.

CLASS SCHEDULE

IMPORTANT NOTES
Schedule times may change due to differences in seasonal and geographical daylight hours and weather conditions.

Each day will begin with the student properly feeding, grooming and tacking his/her mount.

The student will be mounted and ready for inspection at the scheduled starting time for each class.

Unless otherwise stated, training will be on horseback.

SUNDAY - 7 HOURS
1400 - 1600Registration
1600 - 1800Equitation Evaluation
1800 - 2100Exercise of horse and rider; on the trail - ride out to dinner - night riding.

MONDAY - 11.5 HOURS
0700 - 1200Equitation Training; Jumping, Cavalry Drill Techniques; Introduction of Horse to Firearms Desensitization
1200 - 1300Lunch
1300 - 1700Horse Psychology and Training Methods (Classroom)
1700 - 1930Equitation and Cavalry Drills.

TUESDAY - 10 HOURS
0700 - 0900Lungeing Horse and Rider
0900 - 1100Equitation Training: shoulder movements, side passing, backing and jumping
1100 - 1200Arrest Techniques from Horseback; Firearms Desensitization
1200 - 1300Lunch
1300 - 1500Crowd Control (Classroom)
1500 - 1800Crowd Control Tactical Formations.

WEDNESDAY 14 HOURS
0700 - 1000Sensory and Obstacle Training for street hazards including firearms
1000 - 1100Search and Rescue Techniques (Classroom)
1100 - 1700Lunch ride into town and Practice Drill Techniques and Tactical Formations
1700 - 1830Horse Anatomy, Tack and Equipment Nomenclature and Use of various bits, bridles, and saddles
1830 - 1930Dinner
1930 - 2300Drill and Tactical Maneuvers followed by Nighttime Sensory and Obstacle Training.

THURSDAY - 10 HOURS
0700 - 0900 Sensory and Obstacle Training, including Firearms Desensitization
0900 - 1200 Search and Rescue Operation
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1500 Drill and Tactical Crowd Control Techniques
1500 - 1800 Selecting the Police Horse; Horse Health Care and Barn Management (Classroom and Veterinarian)
1800 - B.B.Q. Dinner/Partry with optional Trail Ride.

FRIDAY - 8 HOURS
0800 - 1000Shooting and Officer Survival from Horseback
1000 - 1200Equitation and Jumping; Practice Graduation Ride
1200 - 1300Lunch
1300 - 1400Test and Review
1400 - 1700Full "Class A" Uniform Exhibition Ride and Graduation Ceremony.