Pongo                                       

16.2hh grey gelding born in 2002                             

Pongo

Pongo arrived at The Horse Trust in January 2014 along with his ffellow police horse Phlint. Gorgeous grey Pongo retired to us after serving with Northumbria Police Mounted Section for 7 years.

Pongo retired aged 12 years due to intermittent lameness which means he can no longer cope with the demands of regular Police work.

Pongo took part in regular patrols and missing person searches. Along with Phlint he bravely helped control crowds and protect the public at English Defence League and Student Riots and at Sunderland v Newcastle derby’s. He has also policed numerous pop concerts at the Stadium of Light including Take That, and Pink.

Pongo is a clever horse and has been known to be moody and a bit stubborn on patrol. Most of the time he is really friendly and loves people and other horses.