You wouldn't argue with Titan
PUBLISHED: 01:16 30 June 2011 | UPDATED: 21:35 20 February 2013
The UK's largest police horse has arrived at The Horse Trust's sanctuary in Speen, Buckinghamshire, where he will spend at least six months.
Titan, an 18.3hh Shire-cross, weighs over a tonne. He has been working for Thames Valley Police for the last nine years and is now at the trust for respite as he has been suffering from intermittent lameness caused by a condition called ringbone. If his condition does not improve after six months, he will be given lifetime sanctuary there.
Titans rider, PC Tim Pollock, said: Titan is one of our top horses. He is very loyal and brave in all situations. People are always astounded by his size and often come up to say hello. I was sad to see Titan leaving to go to The Horse Trust. Weve been through a lot together over the last six years and have always looked after each other.
Titan has been involved in a wide variety of police work during his time with the force, including crowd control at football matches and demonstrations. Although a lot of his work has been at events where tempers might flare, hes also seen the more glamorous side of life. Titan was part of the police escort to heads of state visiting the Queen at Windsor Castle, including President Bush and Jacques Chirac, and at Royal Ascot. Its also taken him to big concerts by Take That and Oasis at the Milton Keynes Bowl!