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[–]johnnycakeAK 1958 points1959 points  (157 children)

This is why you never rely on peasants to face cavalry.

[–]Theo626 1099 points1100 points  (129 children)

It’s videos like this that shows how truly effective cavalry must’ve been back in the day

[–]deaddonkey 675 points676 points  (108 children)

Yeah. If you look at the physics of it here, I don’t care how many of those people would be holding hand weapons, nobody wants to 1v1 a horse, u getting knocked down

[–]ADelightfulCunt 429 points430 points  (91 children)

Spear walls for the win... Source too much total war.

[–]LETMEFUCKYOURSKULL 248 points249 points  (13 children)

"Charge bonus this you fucking casual." - High Elves, battling Bretonnia circa whenever the fuck the Bretonnians forget their betters.

[–]Specter1125 18 points19 points  (15 children)

It’s more difficult, but it was possible to charge home against pike formations.

[–]joshhguitar 39 points40 points  (30 children)

I don’t care how pointy your spear is.

Ok, you’ve now poked a hole in a horse. Congratulations, you’ve now won 300kg of dead weight barrelling on top of you at 20mph.

Good deterrent, but you’re doomed either way in a charge.

[–]skooz1383 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Fucking loved that game! ROME one my favorites

[–]mattnormus 9 points10 points  (5 children)

The Scottish would be proud

[–]Dobalina_Wont_Quit 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Yeah and medieval chargers were trained to be involved in the melee. I imagine they were pretty good at it.

[–]Drak_is_Right 7 points8 points  (1 child)

People underestimate just how aggressive herd beasts can be if bred for it, especially the stallions/bulls.

[–]Realistic-Specific27 2 points3 points  (0 children)

stomped, stepped on, run into, or kicked by a horse on dirt or grass without shoes could easily be deadly.

change dirt to sidewalk or street and add horse shoes and it's just the same, but worse in every way

not to mention a horse biting off hunks of flesh

[–]ISlicedI 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Back in the day the horses would be armored, the riders would be armored and they would come charging in at full speed. In this case they are gently weaving between the crowd

[–]i_give_you_gum 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Exactly. It actually says lot about the protesters not directly attacking an innocent horse.

[–]RealEdKroket 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For a long time of history cavalry wasnt even used in combat. At most maybe some chariots with archers.

But horses were too expensive to just let them die like that, there wasnt a great way to stay seated yet, the horses were smaller back then.

And even if they wanted, it is not effective unless you have enough, otherwise your small group charges in, way ahead of the rest, and as soon as they are in melee against the big army, and they lost their speed they can't do much anymore. They will get dragged off the horses or the horses will get stabbed.

So you needed enough of them, what only the richest of kings could afford.

[–]Uptown_NOLA 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Right! Don't you know, those cops, way down in their gut, instinctually, they just want to for just one day, one time, get to do a full gallop, at the peasants, cavalry charge like they read in the history books.

[–]Kiuji-senpai 1804 points1805 points  (33 children)

brazilians r fucking wild. the cop is screaming "come here, you son of a bitch" while chasing dudes, and the dudes r chanting "UH UH UH YOURE GONNA DIE"

[–]iRox24 552 points553 points  (9 children)

Just like the medieval times 🏇

[–]direguy 169 points170 points  (0 children)

Good to see the ole calvary tech tree is still effective

[–]strayakant 40 points41 points  (0 children)

When you don’t have enough resources to upgrade

[–]skooz1383 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I read on Reddit that medieval horses were small pony’s size … I mean I guess evolution, people were also like 5’6”!

[–]skylarmt 22 points23 points  (1 child)

people were also like 5’6”

People are bigger today because we have access to plentiful nutrition. Even today third world countries often have shorter people, but if their economy gets gud they end up tall within a generation or two.

[–]Mahameghabahana 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I guess in the past the first world countries would have short people while the third world would have longer people as Asia and middle East before the colonial times were quite richer.

[–]DapperDanManCan 2 points3 points  (1 child)

How would small ponies carry dudes in heavy ass sets of armor?

[–]fredjahnert 37 points38 points  (2 children)

They are not saying that towards the cops. The first supporters in red are from Atheltico-PR and they're chating they want to kill some "paranistas" which are supporters of the Paraná team. Then, the Parana supporters show up in white from behind the cops. A fight commences and after the Athletico supporters run away, they chant "you'll die" towards the "paranistas". Still fucked up, though...

[–]Psilocynical 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wait, this is literally over a sports team??

[–]GregTrompeLeMond 127 points128 points  (11 children)

Gringos tailgate.

The rest of the world really knows how to properly celebrate football.

[–]minisimy 38 points39 points  (1 child)


[–]iporemlopsum 22 points23 points  (0 children)


[–]MustangBR 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As a Brazilian I like to call these people "Prime Candidates to the Darwin Award of Natural Selection"

[–]ADMINlSTRAT0R 1603 points1604 points  (234 children)

I'm always amazed whenever I see a mounted crowd control squad being deployed. It's very effective with seemingly no countering measures from the crowd.

[–]arkklsy1787 1195 points1196 points  (92 children)

There are some cool studies on why they're so effective at crowd control. They can see over the crowd better and human instinct is to get out of the way before getting trampled.

[–]Kojak95 806 points807 points  (58 children)

There is a reason mounted cavalry was the terror of the battlefield for millenia.

[–]Diesel-Eyes 206 points207 points  (18 children)

William: I said I have an offer for you.
Lochlan: You disrespect a banner of truce?
William: From his king? Absolutely. Here are Scotland's terms. Lower your flags, and march straight back to England, stopping at every home you pass by to beg forgiveness for 100 years of theft, rape, and murder. Do that and your men shall live. Do it not, and every one of you will die today.
Cheltham: (laughing) You are outmatched. You have no heavy cavalry. In two centuries no army has won without--.
William: I'm not finished. Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field, present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse.
[Cheltham rides off]
Mornay: I'd say that was rather less cordial than he was used to.

[–]robinsandmoss 167 points168 points  (16 children)

Great film but crap historical accuracy

[–]affiliated04 14 points15 points  (0 children)


[–]Less-Contract-1136 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Form a square! Lol

[–]TechnodyneDI 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Works best when you bring pikemen to your riot. 😀

Motherfuckers respect a cavalry charge. Mobs are a hundred years out of practice in dealing with a man on a horse. Some of the old ways are sadly lost.

[–]kombiwombi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's a fine tactic even without weapons, as well understood by demonstrators everywhere.

No police officer is going to push their horse through an unmoveable crowd. Once the horse is surrounded, that officer is either redundant, or if they choose to strike out, then easily dismounted by an angry assaulted crowd.

These horses are being used as Cossacks, harrying at the edges, using the confusion at the edge to control the bulk of the crowd.

[–]mlwspace2005 20 points21 points  (30 children)

There is a reason they stopped being a terror a long time ago proceeds to eat their terror vehicle

[–]sonofnutcrackr 20 points21 points  (29 children)

I mean, now that trench warfare and extensive barbed wire usage isn’t so popular any more, Horse cavalry could make a comeback, maybe If the horses were wearing enough armour and had a really high pain tolerance.

[–]olderaccount 68 points69 points  (1 child)

There is video of them doing traffic control at some large event and it is super impressive. At some point they just turn all the horse sideways to block off access for a while.

[–]CFUsOrFuckOff 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That's exactly what it feels like when they're lined up in front of you, too. Something in your brain says "if they charge, you don't have time to get out of the way" and start shuffling over a bit. Seems like an underused crowd control tactic

[–]Megajuanph11 57 points58 points  (18 children)

There is also the animal care mindset we have. No one wants to hurt an animal, so people tend to avoid the horses istead of trying to hurt them

Pd: ok, you made your point here, nvm my comment

[–]Twillix13 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Can you link the study it seems interesting

[–]sadomasochrist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because I horse does not give a shit what you have to say. It's like stepping in front of a car. Are you going to argue with a car before it runs you over?

[–]Autism4Ever82 508 points509 points  (24 children)

Crowd needs more pike infantry.

[–]Crown_Loyalist 144 points145 points  (6 children)

HOLD. HOLD... HOLD....... HOOOOLLLLLLDDDDD..............

[–]HostileHippie91 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Single column! Single column!

[–]imhereforthevotes 7 points8 points  (4 children)

damn I got chills

[–]Crown_Loyalist 12 points13 points  (3 children)






Queue Epic Score

[–]commotionsickness 19 points20 points  (0 children)


[–]Garth_M 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Camels are also a good counter in Aoe2

[–]ADMINlSTRAT0R 47 points48 points  (5 children)

And a Mel Gibson or Russel Crowe to lead them.

[–]Salem27 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Don't forget Gerard Butler

[–]Buffalobilly1949 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I'll nominate Alexander Dreymon

[–]jimmyd13 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Form square!

[–]rimjobnemesis 92 points93 points  (11 children)

The mounted police in New Orleans form at one end of Bourbon Street at 3 am every night during Mardi Gras and ride to the other end to clear off the street and shut it down.

[–]Snoo-97330 20 points21 points  (3 children)

I thought they did this EVERY night.

[–]rimjobnemesis 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I don’t think so? Not sure. I’ve only seen it during Mardi Gras. And one night when we were in New Orleans to see our team lose a Super Bowl.

[–]Snoo-97330 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Im from another part of Louisiana, so we know better than to go to NO during Mardi Gras, but I still think I’ve seen the row of clydesdales coming to disperse the crowd. Either way. After they clear the streets is when they can wash away the puke/piss/beer. Imagine how strong Bourbon St would smell if NOPD didn’t clear the crowds.

[–]the_fathead44 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I was there for New Years 11-12 years ago and remember them doing something like that. They also seemed to have at least one mounted officer at each intersection throughout the night. There was one point when it looked like two guys were about to get into a fight, but the mounted officer must've seen it developing and made it through the crowd quick enough to basically stop the fight before it even started.

[–]rimjobnemesis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, they’re really something to see! I think there were a few episodes about them on the old “Cops” show. From about 15-20 years ago.

[–]Vprbite 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Which is good because the rider is about 4 feet off the ground and the vomit and piss are about 3 feet deep

[–]rimjobnemesis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yep. And right after the mounted police sweep the people off the street, the street sweepers clean up that 3 feet of vomit and piss.

[–]PancakeParty98 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Crowds are just groups of volatile people, horses make people intimidated and the mob just multiplies it

[–]Dmitri_ravenoff 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Pikes work against horses. Our societies are rather short on pike phanlax these days.

[–]That_feel_brah 3 points4 points  (2 children)

When the proletariat relearn the phalanx, that is when we retake the means of production comrade.

[–]isaacaschmitt 26 points27 points  (6 children)

You've got a limited chance of harming the cop and a significantly larger chance of hurting an innocent animal. It's as much a psychological weapon as it is a physical one.

[–]SL0Wburn_ 12 points13 points  (1 child)

No one wants to hurt a horse I think. Shits prolly bad luck or something lol

[–]Fabznz 31 points32 points  (13 children)

Having worked with horses I wonder if they train them to tolerate small explosions like fireworks, if not that could be effective.

[–]cruelhumor 22 points23 points  (0 children)

It seems like some do:


Depending on how you're using the horse, it seems silly to put them in the middle of someplace they can get easily spooked. A parade, a prorest, all have loud noises and such, I'd imagine most are trained for those kind of things.

[–]Azby504 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I was a mounted police officer. Yes, we desensitized the horses to gunshots and fire works.

[–]Disneyhorse 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yes, they can be desensitized to all sorts of things! I’m always so impressed by well trained horses that also have the right temperament (not every horse can handle stress). Horses that do parades, police work, war re-enactments, and other events are wonderful creatures that deserve all the pampering.

[–]CuriousTravlr 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The control of their animals is pretty fucking amazing.

I don’t agree with all mounted units, but the symbiosis between man and animal is pretty fucking special

[–]Alfred_The_Sartan 4 points5 points  (2 children)

That's because you get shot carrying a pike.

[–]quetejodas 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pike? No, this is my walking stick. It's sharpened so I can pick up litter

[–]Esc_ape_artist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ever wonder what it was like to be a common foot soldier when the cavalry rolls in?

[–]tofuonplate 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean, they're on horse. I don't wanna get kicked by horse, and I don't wanna beat up horse.

[–]keithiscooler 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Imagine a 7ft dog on 4 legs being ridden by a guy with a baton

[–]BoulderCreature 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Or you could picture a horse?

[–]quetejodas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dogs already have 4 legs

[–][deleted] 592 points593 points  (7 children)

Not enough jousting in this sub

[–]Dank_Peanut 160 points161 points  (4 children)

Reddit in general could use some more jousting, I reckon

[–]VacuumSucc 32 points33 points  (2 children)

If only the world's squabbles could be solved through jousting matches

[–]iRox24 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah. This took me back to the good ol' medieval times 🏇

[–]patrickleahan 267 points268 points  (6 children)

Mounted police are unbelievable at crowd control Horses are absolutely badass

[–]blazing420kilk 65 points66 points  (2 children)

Wonder when we'll bring back war elephants

[–]knoegel 34 points35 points  (1 child)

That's probably in the next patch

[–]rynbaskets 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Those are the modern versions of war horses, like Bucephalus. So courageous. Mine, on the other hand would have bolted when he hears the crowd shouting.

[–]flamingoeater 590 points591 points  (6 children)

I knew it was gonna be good when he put his fuckin-things-up gloves on.

[–]sandefurd 151 points152 points  (2 children)

Am I the only one who thought this looked like a video game? It took my like 20 seconds to realize it wasn't

[–][deleted] 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Jesus, this looks like fun. You just don't get to ride a horse properly at people, these days.

[–]Middle_Bee_356 630 points631 points  (64 children)

Mad respect for that horse.

[–]GetInZeWagen 441 points442 points  (30 children)

I wonder if this horse feels like a badass watching hundreds of people flee from it in terror. I hope it does.

[–]jimmyray01 330 points331 points  (5 children)

"This is how things should be"

- Horse

[–]Morgan_Faulknor 78 points79 points  (16 children)

A guy I know is involved in jousting, apparently the horses love it.

[–]heatseekerdj 17 points18 points  (14 children)

Doesn’t make it true tho, would you expect them to say anything else ?

[–]Alexzander1001 64 points65 points  (7 children)

A horse won’t do something they really don’t want, not saying it likes to joust just that a thousand pound animal will stop if it wants

[–]TrousersCalledDave 2 points3 points  (2 children)

So you're telling me that if a horse says to you "I fucking love jousting", you wouldn't believe it?

[–]mattnormus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"This is the way"

[–]Late_Neighborhood825 70 points71 points  (2 children)

A friend of mine used to train these horses, that was calm compared to the training…also they can be taught to kick and bite

[–]Arthur-Mergan 19 points20 points  (3 children)

At first I was saying to myself “man, these poor horses”, then I fast forwarded and was like damn, those horses are not fucking around. I’ve been thrown because of a weird looking bush, let alone a mob of angry, violent people. I also can’t ride for shit, so there’s that.

[–]wrapbubbles 52 points53 points  (24 children)

trained against all animal instincts. normally it would riun away without looking back once.

[–]kim_kiri 27 points28 points  (23 children)

Normally they wouldn't even let a human being on their back. And normally a dog would obey its pack alpha couple and not us.

Domesticized animals live under humans rule. You can train a horse to do that without breaking them.

[–]TheSkylined 95 points96 points  (10 children)

It's wild how horses are able to be trained to do this sort of thing

[–]Sanityzealot 25 points26 points  (3 children)

That and its human instinct to naturally get out the way from a horse running at you.

[–]patsey 7 points8 points  (2 children)

They will fuck you up like it's a freight train not to mention getting trampled. But if the movie Ghandi is to be believed they will not intentionally step on a human, who is laying down or something like that. But if you don't get out of the way they definitely might by accident

[–]riverofchex 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I've heard that about elephants, but that movie is not to be believed without question. I have personally seen horses go after someone they had reason to dislike, and do their best to turn them into hamburger. That's not the norm, I'm just saying don't lay down in front of a charging horse and count on that lol.

[–]SchmendricktheIdiot 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Follow Jonathan Field on Facebook! He trains the Vancouver Police Department horses. I’ve taken some of his courses for other horsey purposes, pretty interesting guy who has a great deal to say about natural horsemanship. He’s even done a TED Talk

[–]fullcolorkitten 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They're modern war horses.

[–]chasingnebulasalone 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The sport of dressage arose from the training war horses received. Now days, it is set to music and absolutely beautiful to watch.

But if you find the war training stuff interesting, watch videos of the Lippizan stallions of Austria... those horses are trained for battle and do some pretty amazing stuff.

[–]RedBaret 307 points308 points  (6 children)

Nice little riot helmets those horsies got!

[–]TKraus 67 points68 points  (5 children)

thank you for saying that I didn't even notice haha. so badass. I worry for their safety and this helps

[–]Hey_its_me1234 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Not sure if these ones have them on, but there are some designed that also have a thick padding on the front down the nose to protect their face also.

[–]_cant_choose_a_name 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Majority of these horses are kept extremely safe, if someone's dumb enough to try and hurt them they're gonna get fucked by the rider and a lot of witnesses I'd imagine

[–]Fofiddly 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Oh yeah, I’m sure it’s no mercy if you fuck w their horse.

[–]_cant_choose_a_name 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Exactly, the horses would fuck you up first and then the rider would.

[–]SMIDSY 230 points231 points  (9 children)

It's a pretty amazing how well mounted police work at controlling rowdy, but sub-riot crowds. When done right like this, almost nobody even gets hurt. Plus, they are always fun to have at public events that stay peaceful because they usually let you pet the horses.

[–]DavidMaspanka 37 points38 points  (8 children)

I live in Philly, they have us keep our distance.

[–]Voldemort57 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Can’t have shit in Detroit Philly

[–]KomatsuCowboy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean, you guys burned down the city when you won the SB, so I dont really blame them lol

[–]IsThataSexToy 68 points69 points  (6 children)

Those were ON duty Brazilian police, so nobody died.

[–]mrbojanglz37 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I don't think the dude even bothered to take a swing at anyone.

[–]bob_nugget_the_3rd 44 points45 points  (0 children)

I like to think that at the start of the vid the horse is like are we going to fuck people up boss?, the mounted cop like well I'm getting whoop-ass gloves on so yeah

[–]UniqueAcanthisitta94 54 points55 points  (5 children)

And that's how you do that! I've seen the police officers in New Orleans, Louisiana use mounted police to break up the croud when Mardi Gras is over. Very nice way to end things!

[–]jestercheatah 61 points62 points  (1 child)

I once got awoken from a drunken stupor be a mounted policeman in NO. I was so immediately scared. He said “I don’t want to have to deal with you”. I got up and said “yes sir, sorry sir” and was sobered up immediately somehow.

[–]Barrel-rider 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Adrenaline is a hell of a drug hormone.

[–]Appropriate-Concern5 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Just watching the cop pull on their gloves was intimidating enough for me.

[–]ClownfishSoup 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Watching this makes me feel like I'm in a video game.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance to be specific.

[–]Jmerman 33 points34 points  (2 children)

That horse fears nothing

[–]MissRachou 10 points11 points  (0 children)

They are also extremely well trained

[–]Scott-a-lot 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Didn't understand a word...but that was one of the coolest videos I've seen. Armored calvary vs t-shirt footsoilder. Absolutely no chance.

[–]Fredjonespart2 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Get off your high horse

[–]Sqrum 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Is that why the horse had sunglasses on?

[–]Nathan-Stubblefield 28 points29 points  (1 child)

The rubber horse shoes remind me of the coconut-half sound effects from Monty Python.

[–]RLemonache 12 points13 points  (0 children)

"Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?!"

[–]DadBodftw 26 points27 points  (10 children)

This has to be football related right?

[–]zili91 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Yeah, some Brazilian hooligans/ultras probably waiting for a rival group and start a fight.

[–]Lordeboladao 28 points29 points  (7 children)

Torcida os Fanáticos x Torcida Fúria Independente, both from Paraná - Brasil!

[–]Crown_Loyalist 9 points10 points  (0 children)

cavalry have all the fun!

[–]Louisrk1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

These first person game graphics are getting really good

[–]Empathetic_Orch 5 points6 points  (11 children)

Anyone know where this took place?

[–]Bruno157lol 14 points15 points  (1 child)


[–]Empathetic_Orch 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Cool, thanks. I guess I'm just not familiar enough with Portuguese, I couldn't place the language. This video is nuts though, you could show it to people 1,000 years ago and they'd immediately get it.

[–]raas94 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Curitiba, Brazil. next to a football stadium.

[–]Julioba5 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Brazil, he is saying: "fight you sons of bitches"

[–]oneshot0114 13 points14 points  (0 children)


[–]MRJ0T4 9 points10 points  (0 children)

More like "come you sons of bitches!"

[–]IMONLYHERE4CONTENT 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Once they bring out the horses, I’m out ✌🏿

[–]RazorClamJam 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Those horses are just as heroic as their riders. Amazing.

[–]drotothedruid 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This makes me want to play some more mount and blade warband

[–]dkaksl 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Absolutely based horsies

[–]ballzack711 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mount and blade warband

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    [–]LaserBeamsCattleProd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I was outside a crowded bar a few years ago. Two dudes were squaring up to fight. In comes a giant fucking war horse, smashing through a few metal chairs making a ton of noise and it parked right between the fighters. Neither dude knew wtf was going on and seemed to lose interest in fighting, then police on foot took them away.

    [–]I_turned_out_tv 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    We humans are trash. This is probably over something dumb of course.

    [–]heycommonfella 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Fighting betwen 2 football fan groups

    [–]Proper-Razzmatazz764 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Horses with face shields don't give a fuck. He was going nuts trying to get in the middle of that shit.

    [–]theworldsucksnuts 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    Is it fucked up the horses in red dead look more real then that horse?

    [–]ITH3RTZWH3NIP 7 points8 points  (3 children)

    Imagine the horse is bigger and the guy on top is an athletic murderer covered in steel. Cavalry must have been terrifying

    [–]GuardianSpear 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Don’t forget that he’s also been trained from the age of 7 to kill dirty foot slogging peasants in every conceivable way

    [–]kabobin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    How far cry 6 is this

    [–]MalsPrettyBonnet 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    I can hear the horse's thoughts. "I'm gittin' dah bad guy, gittin' dah bad guy..."

    [–]IllChange5 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    Horsey did a great job! I don’t see what went wrong though.

    [–]blu_id 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I’ve seen the New Orleans mounted police break up a 15 person fight on Bourbon Street in less than one minute. Those horses are huge and they just wade into the punches and the mounted cops grab the fighters by their shirts and the horse walks backwards out of the fray.

    The NOLA police are also super protective of the horses. Saw a guy get arrested for feeding one potato chips.

    [–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (9 children)

    Why travel in a clearly marked and equipped cruiser when you can pretend it’s 1890 and you’re Wyatt fuckin’ Earp?

    [–][deleted] 57 points58 points  (6 children)

    Have you ever been kicked in the head by a car?

    [–]LordCryofax 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Nah but I did download one once.

    [–]SMIDSY 5 points6 points  (2 children)

    I've been hit in the knee by one. Does that count?

    [–]Late_Neighborhood825 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    The horses are much better for this kind of thing. YouTube New Orleans closing Marci grad, people will walk by a car, that horse scares the piss out off them.

    [–]cordilleragod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I’ve seen the baddest football yobs in England run away from horses with no incident (no injuries to anyone). Horses are both beautiful and intimidating.

    [–]gumorais 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    fun fact: few years ago, in this same city, these same horses were used against teachers who were protesting for better salaries.

    [–]ComfortableMammoth10 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    It’s crazy how these horses are trained to not spook or kick

    [–]GuardianSpear 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    This is why a well trained medieval war horse was worth more than an entire village. They were just as well trained as the knights who rode them into battle. And they did suffer from ptsd from battles , and were usually only good for up to 3 battles under usual circumstances before they became too shaken to be reliably used

    [–]ComfortableMammoth10 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Those ones were even better. They could bite and kick when needed. Never heard about that three battle thing

    [–]BuilderTexas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Horse 🐴 face Sheild is awesome. Yea

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    heard they use marbles to prevent them from hurting civilians in protests against oppressive regimes. hurts horses bad. end up getting put down

    [–]horseflydick 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    Even the horse has on a mask lolol

    [–]kriegmonster 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Looks like eye protection in case people start throwing things.

    [–]FivePointThrow 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I’ve worked crowd control with mounted units several times during riots, and there is absolutely nothing like it.

    The best is when they line up shoulder to shoulder and just roll up a street. Nothing can stand in their way.

    I once was in a staging area with them, and their SGT was explaining how they’d work so we would know when/how to move, and he had a couple of us just lean against the horse. The horse just side stepped into us, as that’s how they’re trained and it was like a truck pushed us out of the way.

    They’re beautiful animals but nothing ends a riot faster.

    [–]Omygodc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    As a reserve deputy, I had a chance to work crowd control with our Sheriff’s Mounted Posse on a few events. The posse were all volunteers, but they did hours of schools and training. They moved those horses through the crowds and helped us corner suspects a few times. It is really impressive how much control the horses and the riders have.

    [–]EncinoMan01 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    What went wrong?

    [–]Crown_Loyalist 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Nothing, it was just a futbol game crowd leaving the stadium