Pilot 17hh bay gelding born 1995



   Pilot (Max)  

Pilot, stable name Max, served in the police for eight years before he was retired to The HorseTrust. He was sold to Northumbria Police as the previous owner thought he would make a great police horse as he was so bold and brave. Max was a very forward horse who in civilian life had a real penchant for galloping along the wide open beaches of the beautiful Northumbrian coast. He settled quickly when he joined the police and took to it like a duck to water and never put a foot wrong. He was involved in all types of duties, working the lively local football derbies, pop concerts, Remembrance Day parades and mass demonstrations.  During his prime he was the fastest of all the Northumbria Horses especially when galloping on his favourite beach at Druridge Bay. Depending who was riding him he also took the longest to pull up! His former long term rider PC Tony Preece said “He carried out his daily patrol duties with the ease and efficiency of the noble and polite gentleman he is.”