Police Horses in Riot Gear

Last night there was a major disturbance at the Emirates Stadium in north London. A match between Arsenal ( English) and Cologne turned nasty when tens of thousands of fans turned up at the stadium with tickets that had originally been  designated  for the Arsenal fans.  When you have tens of thousands of angry football fans there is a problem. However in the end there were no serious injuries and only five people were arrested.  However there was a huge police presence ready for action. There were police with dogs on the pitch keeping the angry fans from storming the pitch and lines of police horses in riot gear in many places inside and outside the stadium. Here are some photos of horses in riot gear.

 

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Photo: independent.co.uk

 

 

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Photo: metro.co.uk   

 

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Photo: Getty Images /Matthew Ashton 

These horses are in very difficult situations working with crowds of people very close to them, sometimes these people are not in a calm frame of mind and may take their anger and aggression out on the horses and the police.  These horses remain calm and do their job.  Last night there could have been a much worse situation and the police, the horses and the dogs helped to keep things from getting worse and a lot more injuries taking place.

 

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Photo: hoofcare.blogspot.com 

 

 

 

 

19 Comments Add yours

  1. lostamour says:

    Your post Nd the tagline of your blog is just so amazing …. I really loved reading about these creatures, HORSE ❤

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you for this supportive comment. They are amazing creatures and I enjoy letting people know about them.

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      1. lostamour says:

        That’s really good on your part 👏

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  2. Wonderful pics and horses do deserve an applaud.

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  3. I love the main pic. And a great story to make everyone think about how these are such beautiful animals.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I’m glad you found it interesting.

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  4. It seems all those horses are well trained. I’m glad knowing that everything is fine at the end..

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    1. anne leueen says:

      The horse’s help to keep things calm I think. Thanks for your comment!

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  5. (HorseLover4Ever) Elizabeth says:

    WOW!!!!

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  6. You just never know what you’re going to see you! I really like the look of that dappled gray!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I love the dappled Gray! Thanks for your comment!

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  7. nathaswami says:

    Are not police horses different from race horses? They are. The former look dignified in their special gear and are quite conscious of their importance, where as the latter look more arrogant and care-free. They are surging with enormous power and can summon their tremendous energy at a moment’s notice – and they are conscious of it.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes the police horses are often a heavy horse cross so they have a much more stable temperament than the race horse thoroughbreds who are much more flighty and as you say care-free. The police horses do have great power too. I like your observations! Very nice. Thank you.

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  8. Great post Anne. Amazing horses doing an amazing job. So sad to see the turmoil that is happening in the world.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I think the football (soccer) was minor really and delayed the start of play but considering some of the past riots at football matches this was very well contained. The police horses have great temperaments and I think they help to keep the peace. But I agree that there are many desperately sad situations in the world. Thanks for your comment.

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  9. A lovely post Anne. These horses do such an amazing job and are often able to spread calm by their presence alone. Enjoy your time in London and much love from all of us here ☺💖 xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      thank you and enjoy your weekend

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      1. Thank you Anne ☺🙋 xxx

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