Please forgive our mess as our new website is still under construction.
Welcome to the Asbury University Police Mount Website.
Our goal is to produce safe, reliable mounts ready for active duty. To achieve this goal Asbury University students put each horse through several stages of training starting as weanlings. Our Sensory Training involves a process of Desensitizing the horses to external stimuli, and Sensitizing to the cues of the handler/rider. The result is a horse and rider relationship built on trust.
A new precedent was set yesterday (August 30) as Radar and Frasier were the first horses ever to enter Asbury Universities Miller Communications Building and Television Production Studio. The Asbury Police Mounts were asked to provide a calm, well mannered horse to participate in a commercial with Kentucky's First Lady Jane Beshear. Program Leader Stephanie Keeley and student Jensine Cumbia took their two police mounts in training, Ferdinand's Radar and Frasier, to give the First Lady and her film crew their choice of color. In the end Frasier was chosen to perform the actual commercial, but both horses performed admirably keeping calm and quiet as they entered the strange darkness of the TV studio and the bright lights of the set. Johanna Rodig was also on hand as an assistant to Stephanie and Jensine.
Welcome to our new Asbury Police Mounts website. We are still working out the bugs, but we hope this new site will be easier to manage and therefore better to keep you informed on our events, news, and current horses available for purchase. Currently the site is working best in a "landscape" orientation on computers and tablets. Please keep checking back on us and our progress.
Asbury University began developing methods for training police mounts in 2001 through participation with the National Police Horse Colloquium at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. In 2007, the Asbury University Equine Program under the directorship of Harold Rainwater and mentorship of Siobhan Adkins and Stephanie Keeley launched the Asbury University Police Mounts Training Program.