… aside from the stunning view from the Bluff to Umhlanga, of course!

I heard the unmistakable clip-clop of hooves before I saw them and then dashed to get my camera. I have seen mounted police on the beachfront before but was really surprised to see them walzting past our block, deep in suburbia. Then, just hours later I saw them walking down Windemere Road.

I think this is a great way to combat crime. Mounted police have proven to be more visible that foot patrols and they are more versatile than a policeman in a vehicle who would have to park and give chase on foot if a suspect moved off the road.

Well done, eThekwini Municipality for taking this initiative.

Oh and by the way, I thought that this might be the job for me – I love horses and think I would make a good policewoman so I got hold of my friend who is a police psychologist. Apparently you have to have been an ordinary police(wo)man for a few years before you can go through the specialised training to become a mountie and have climbed to a certain rank to qualify. In that case, I think I’ll stick to Saturday afternoon beach rides.

LOOK OUT FOR A POST ABOUT THE GOOD FOOD AND WINE SHOW LATER TODAY!

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