It takes a special breed of horse to become a police horse, and the hero of this book, Pendle, is just that.
The story of how he came to be a police horse is told by his rider, Lancashire police constable Dave Palmer-Davies.
Pendle the Police Horse
by David Palmer-Davies
RRP £7.99, proceeds to the Lancashire Constabulary Police Horse Benevolent Fund
Available from Pegasus Publishers.
As a foal, Pendle wonders what he might do when he grows up. His older horse friends offer their advice and the answer is soon clear.
Pendle the Police Horse will appeal to young children, and is perfect for reading aloud. It is beautifully illustrated by Michael Miller.
All proceeds from the sale of the book go to The Lancashire Constabulary Retired Police Horse Benevolent Fund, a charity which was established in 2009. The fund helps look after the welfare of retired police horses, and relies on donations and charity events for funding.
The winner of the signed copy of Pendle the Police Horse was Jaxon Croft, of Murchison.
About the author:
David was born in Blackburn, Lancashire where he went to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar school.When he left school he spent some time in his mother’s homeland of New Zealand. It was here that he first gained an interest in horses. In 1989 he joined Lancashire Constabulary and eventually transferred from uniformed patrol duties to the Mounted Branch where he still works. David plays an active role in supporting the Retired Police Horse Benevolent Fund.
“Pendle the Police Horse” is David’s first book, inspired by his working life with horses and having three young boys of his own. David’s other interests are walking the fells and mountains of Cumbria and watching Rugby Union (now he’s too old to play!) He lives in Leyland with his wife his boys and their horse.
Pendle is a working Police Horse. He has been with Lancashire Constabulary Mounted Branch since 1998 and is 18 years old. He is a 16’3 hands high bay gelding . Throughout his service he has worked at many major high profile events including premiership football, and All the Queens Horses in 2002. He continues to go out on patrol every day throughout Lancashire and is considered as one of the most reliable and time served horses on the department.