Cape May County Sheriff Needs a Horse – Can You Help?
"Well, howdy Sheriff! That's a nice looking horse you've got there."
Perhaps those are the words that Cape May County Sheriff Robert Nolan longs to hear. All he needs now is an actual horse.
We don't think the Sheriff is heading out to the wild, wild west anytime soon - the department is just looking for a horse to help out in some good old fashioned police work.
The Sheriff's Department has posted about their search on their Facebook page.
The department just doesn't want any old horse. There are some requirements.
First of all, a gelding is preferred. What's a gelding you ask? It's a horse that has been, well, let's let Wikipedia tell you: "A gelding is a castrated horse or other equine, such as a pony, donkey or a mule. Castration, as well as the elimination of hormonally driven behavior associated with a stallion, allows a male horse to be calmer and better-behaved, making the animal quieter, gentler and potentially more suitable as an everyday working animal."
In terms we can all understand, the horse should be a gelding so in the middle of a cop and robber horse chase, the horse doesn't see another horse and want to spend time "Netflix and Chillin'" with that horse instead of doing it's job. Think of your teenagers and how they act around other teenagers of the opposite sex. You wouldn't want that attribute in a police horse.
Furthermore, the Sheriff's Department is looking for a horse that's "100% sound." If you're a cop riding a horse, you don't need a crazy horse, am I right?
There's also the request for a 60-day trial period. I assume that's so they can make sure the horse isn't crazy (100% sound).
So, do you have a horse lying around, bothering the kids, that you'd like to ship off somewhere? Well, this is your chance.
Me? I'm plum out of horses.