|Arrival at the Mounted Unit, San Francisco Police Department|
Golden Gate Park
|Mounted Unit Station|
|Our officer gives us a tour of the Tack Room|
Historic Memorabilia and Photos
Document some of the rich history of the Mounted Unit
Second oldest unit in the country (1874), after NYC (1872)
|Officer Jeff Roth of the San Francisco Mounted Police.|
Tour of the tack room.
|"Courage is being scared to death|
but saddling up anyway."
Somehow, I doubt these seasoned officers of the SFPD are ever scared to death,
but I'm sure they would saddle up anyway.
|Touring the Stables|
With Terri and Officer Jeff
|Each horse in the Unit has his own blanket and plaque on his stall.|
|Everything neat and organized.|
|Desensitizing Obstacle Course|
Police horses have to be "bomb proof".
|One of the SFPD mounted unit horses.|
|Terry, a volunteer who helps care for the horses.|
|Officer Jeff tells me "there is a 27 year wait list" to get on the mounted patrol.|
|We were honored to be allowed to wear the "colors" of the Mounted Patrol.|
We also were given "badges", and bought Sweatshirts with the logo of the Unit.
Midnight would make a good police horse, don't you think?
|Midnight bows to Officer Jeff.|
|Classic barn of the Mounted Unit, SFPD|
|Fred Egan Memorial Police Stables|
|The old logo for the Golden Gate Stables|
|Separate from the Mounted Unit,|
The Golden Gate Park Riding Stables is now out of business.
It was kind of sad to see it all boarded up.
|An officer and his trusty steed return from duty.|
Officer Roth told me he "smiles ever day" he comes to work.
|This woman has led Therapeutic Riding in Golden Gate Park for many years.|
|"There's a lot of need. People need us for therapy, and we need financial support to survive".|
|Terri and Midnight on one of the fabulous bridle trails in Golden Gate Park|
|The trail leads all the way to Ocean Beach!|
|Ready to hit the beach?|
|We were very popular....|
|Thousands of people on the beach on a nice warm Saturday.|
|We called ourselves honorary Mounted Patrol Members.|
|Lots of city kids got to pet the horses...|
|Moonlight is a great ambassador!|
|Well behaved kids....|
|Fun on the beach...|
|Terri and Midnight "on Patrol"|
|One of the Dutch Windmills at the Western edge of Golden Gate Park|
|Another great bridle path in Golden Gate Park|
|Time for refreshments after a long day in the saddle.|
Yelp said Durty Nelly's was the place to go.
|Enter as strangers, leave as friends.|
|Terri is heading to Cork, Ireland, in May for work...|
|Irving Street, Sunset District, San Francisco|
|I have no idea what kind of business operates here.|
Maybe cosmetics? Maybe groceries?
|Time to eat some yummy Thai Food!|
Marnee Thai, Irving Street, San Francisco
|Our delicious food.|
We had the specials. My favorite was the Green Mango with Shrimp and Avocado.
|Terri says "YUMMAY"|
|One of my favorite places in San Francisco|
Used to be a huge Bath House right on the cliffs of Ocean Beach.
Now it's a famous restaurant recently upgraded.
Great stop for a sunset view.
|Another glorious day fades from view....|