The Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police announce the recent retirement of one of their trusted equine partners at the beginning of May. Adam, a Percheron/Thoroughbred cross born in Canada, was brought into Kentucky by Dian Cecil who realized that this type of horse was needed by police departments across the country. Adam grew to be a big boned, durable and athletic horse. He has a kind disposition, is friendly and curious in character.
Adam came to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2004 to begin his policing career when he was donated by Cecil who realized the potential Adam had in performing his job. Adam was assigned to Sgt Dan Haun who quietly took him under his wing and developed him into a safe, quiet and reliable police horse. On most days, Adam was could be found in the Mounted Police Barn quietly munching hay or out patrolling the park grounds.
Adam worked numerous events at the Kentucky Horse Park but a few of his highlights have been the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, BreyerFest, Southern Lights, the Bluegrass Music Festival, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2010, and the Vice-Presidential Debate held in Danville, Ky.
Adam was retired due to his age and issues with arthritis, and will be sorely missed by everyone at the park, as he has numerous admirers, but his future plans are to return to the Kentucky home of Dian Cecil who will let him eat all the grass he wants and just “be a horse.”