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From left, mounted officer Garrett Clapp of Rockland (Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, mounted officer Garrett Clapp of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit rides Shields while officer Erica DeFilippo tacks Coughlin on Patrick Farm in Suffern. Coughlin is named after the late Sgt. John Coughlin of Pomona who served with the emergency services unit and died on Sept. 11, 2001. Shields came from the Westchester County mounted unit after it was disbanded due to budget cuts in 2010. Coughlin came from Newburgh's police horse unit after it was cut from the budget there in 2006. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Mounted police unit in Rockland County

Rockland County Officers take care of their horses, members of The Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, at Patrick Farm in Suffern.

From left, mounted officer Garrett Clapp of Rockland
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, mounted officer Garrett Clapp of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit rides Shields while officer Erica DeFilippo tacks Coughlin on Patrick Farm in Suffern. Coughlin is named after the late Sgt. John Coughlin of Pomona who served with the emergency services unit and died on Sept. 11, 2001. Shields came from the Westchester County mounted unit after it was disbanded due to budget cuts in 2010. Coughlin came from Newburgh's police horse unit after it was cut from the budget there in 2006. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Sgt. Ted Bovarski of the Rockland County Sheriff's
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Sgt. Ted Bovarski of the Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit brushes O'Grady, one of six horses used by law enforcement on Patrick Farm in Suffern. O'Grady is named after Sgt. Edward O'Grady, one of the members of the Nyack Police Department who died in the line of duty during the 1981 Brinks Robbery. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Sgt. Ted Bovarski of the Rockland County Sheriff's
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Sgt. Ted Bovarski of the Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit puts away horse tack on Patrick Farm in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

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Mounted officer Garrett Clapp of Rockland County Sheriff's
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Mounted officer Garrett Clapp of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit cares for Shields, one of six horses used by law enforcement, on Patrick Farm in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Sgt. Ted Bovarski of the Rockland County Sheriff's
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Sgt. Ted Bovarski of the Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit untacks O'Grady on Patrick Farm in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Sgt. Ted Bovarski of the Rockland County Sheriff's
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Sgt. Ted Bovarski of the Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit untacks O'Grady on Patrick Farm in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Carty is one of the horses maintained by
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Carty is one of the horses maintained by Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit on Patrick Farm in Suffern. Carty will be on duty tomorrow in Nyack as officers focus on crowd control during Nyack's Halloween parade. The mounted officers will stay on duty with the horses after the parade as some of the 20,000 spectators make their way to Nyack's bars. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Carty is one of the horses maintained by
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Carty is one of the horses maintained by Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit on Patrick Farm in Suffern. Carty will be on duty tomorrow in Nyack as officers focus on crowd control during Nyack's Halloween parade. The mounted officers will stay on duty with the horses after the parade as some of the 20,000 spectators make their way to Nyack's bars. (Oct. 26, 2012)

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Members of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, including
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Members of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, including from left, Garrett Clapp on Shields, Erica DeFilippo on Coughlin, and Sgt. Ted Bovarski on O'Grady, ride past Carty at Patrick Farm in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Members of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, including
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Members of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, including from left, Garrett Clapp on Shields, Erica DeFilippo on Coughlin, and Sgt. Ted Bovarski on O'Grady at Patrick Farm in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Members of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, including
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Members of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, including from left, Garrett Clapp on Shields, Erica DeFilippo on Coughlin, and Sgt. Ted Bovarski on O'Grady at Patrick Farm in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Mounted officer Garrett Clapp of Rockland County Sheriff's
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Mounted officer Garrett Clapp of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit rides Shields, one of six horses used by law enforcement, on Patrick Farm in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Rockland County's proposed 2013 budget will eliminate Rockland
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Rockland County's proposed 2013 budget will eliminate Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, comprised of six horses, a sergeant, three full-time officers and four part-time officers. The horses are boarded in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

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Mounted officer Garrett Clapp of Rockland County Sheriff's
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Mounted officer Garrett Clapp of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit rides Shields, one of six horses used by law enforcement, on Patrick Farm in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Sgt. Ted Bovarski of the Rockland County Sheriff's
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Sgt. Ted Bovarski of the Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit spends time with Shields, one of six horses used by law enforcement, on Patrick Farm in Suffern. Rockland County acquired Shields in 2010 after Westchester County disbanded their mounted unit. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Rockland County's proposed 2013 budget will eliminate Rockland
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Rockland County's proposed 2013 budget will eliminate Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, comprised of six horses, a sergeant, three full-time officers and four part-time officers. The horses are boarded in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Rockland County's proposed 2013 budget will eliminate Rockland
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Rockland County's proposed 2013 budget will eliminate Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, comprised of six horses, a sergeant, three full-time officers and four part-time officers. The horses are boarded in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Rockland County's proposed 2013 budget will eliminate Rockland
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Rockland County's proposed 2013 budget will eliminate Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, comprised of six horses, a sergeant, three full-time officers and four part-time officers. The horses are boarded in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

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Rockland County's proposed 2013 budget will eliminate Rockland
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Rockland County's proposed 2013 budget will eliminate Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, comprised of six horses, a sergeant, three full-time officers and four part-time officers. The horses are boarded in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Retired mounted officer Bill Ellsworth regularly volunteer to
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Retired mounted officer Bill Ellsworth regularly volunteer to help care for the horses in Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Members of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, including
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

Members of Rockland County Sheriff's Mounted Unit, including from right, Garrett Clapp on Shields, Erica DeFilippo on Coughlin, and Sgt. Ted Bovarski on O'Grady at Patrick Farm in Suffern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

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