Smash, the Houston mount patrol horse, returns to work after evacuating for storm

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With a clickety-clack, the horses are back. 

Smash, the Houston Mounted Patrol Horse, announced online the equine team’s post-hurricane return to the city with a series of happy posts showing the horses making stops Monday in the Meyerland and Memorial Park areas. 

“We are thrilled to be out patrolling in Houston!!!” the post said. “Our city is strong because of the great people who live here.” 


The mounted patrol announced its safe return to the Bayou City two days earlier, with a video of trailers pulling into city stables. 

EVACUATION: Smash, the Houston mounted patrol horse is relocating for Texas A&M to avoid Hurricane Harvey

“We are home!!” the Saturday post said. “Our partners were there to meet us when we arrived. We went straight to our stalls to find clean bedding and fresh water buckets. Everyone had a bath and spent much needed time with our partners.”

Smash and 36 of his fellow mounted patrol horses had evacuated to Texas A&M College Station on Aug. 25 in anticipation of the storm. 

“We are all packed and ready to leave this morning,” Smash’s humans wrote on his behalf on Facebook. “I have carefully monitored everything and the hay and peppermints have been packed. Who is this Harvey?”

But there was no such horsing around in the post-hurricane updates – just all caps glee to be back home. 

See other animals of Harvey. 


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