BSO Retires 20-Year-Old Training Horse

The horse was a part of the BSO program for the last 14 years

By David Jeannot
|  Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012  |  Updated 7:06 AM EDT
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The Broward Sheriff s Office is saying goodbye to one of its longtime veterans -- a 2O-year-old horse named Greystoke. Michael Catalano of the BSO said the horse was a good partner.

The Broward Sheriff s Office is saying goodbye to one of its longtime veterans -- a 2O-year-old horse named Greystoke. Michael Catalano of the BSO said the horse was a good partner.

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The Broward Sheriff’s Office is saying goodbye to one of their long-time veterans.

Greystoke, a 2O-year-old horse, was used to train deputies in the unit for the last 14 years.

“We’ve had deputies that used to ride him years and years ago come out to wish him farewell, but it’s not even really a farewell,” said Daniel Marks of the BSO.

Greystoke is going to retire at Mill Creek Farm in the Sunshine State. The 260-acre Alachua retirement farm is a nonprofit equine sanctuary where many law enforcement horses from agencies all over the country go to relax after years of hard work.

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Michael Catalano of BSO said that the horse was a good partner.

“Greystoke was my partner for many years, did a tremendous job, very easy going horse,” Catalano said. “Did everything I wanted him to do.”

Greystoke’s friends and caretakers celebrated his retirement with a special carrot cake made for horses at the Mounted Patrol Barn, a facility for BSO horses.

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“He did a great job for Broward County,” said Michael Catalano of the BSO. “Thousands upon thousands of people have met with this horse he has had really good interactions with the public. He’s saved a lot of people and been in a lot of law enforcement events where he’s helped out the community quite a bit.”

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