In addition to endurance, Splash will soon be holding another side job as a member of the Ontario Mounted Special Services Unit (OMSSU).
The OMSSU offers the following services:
- Wilderness, rural & urban/suburban searches for missing/lost persons
- Disaster response ground teams & manpower assistance
- Assist with large animal rescue that results from natural or man made disaster
- Mounted Perimeter Patrols for large restricted access areas
- Community Relations and Safety Events
- Wilderness Educational Programs
- Private functions
- Honor Guard / Funeral Ceremonies
- Emergency Response
- Trail Patrol
In addition to training throughout the year, the OMSSU is excited to be attending the Civilian Service Horse Sensory Program this July 14-16, 2017 at the REACH Centre in Clinton, Ontario. Training will be offered in obstacle, sensory, equitation, self defense on horseback for trail riders, search and rescue/recovery and, large animal technical rescue. Auditing is available for the weekend.
In September, Splash and I will be heading down to the Kentucky Horse Park for the National Mounted Police Colloquium for further training and to compete against other mounted police units in equitation and obstacle courses.
The OMSSU is also selling commemorative keychains to celebrate Canada’s 150 Birthday for $10 each as a fundraiser for their group. Pick up, delivery (within reason) and shipping (at your cost) are all available. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order!