Welcome to  
Rancho Cucamonga 
Equestrian Patrol
Unit #417
Rancho Cucamonga, California

 

 

 

Community Outreach Program for Safety

"COPS"

 

Rcep Members visit Kindergarten classes in our neighborhoods to instruct youngsters safety around horses

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                 Horse    Community                                                                                          

                                        Outreach                                                                                                 

                                        Program for                                                                                         

                                        Safety                                                                                                        

Purpose:  This program is intended to educate children in the equestrian zoned areas of the City of Rancho Cucamonga about safety issues specific to these areas, namely; trail system safety and safety around horses.  It is being developed also to promote positive relations between the young members of the   public in these neighborhoods and the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department.                                                                         

Who can participate:  All Fourth grade classes in schools within or near the equestrian-zoned neighborhoods in Rancho Cucamonga are invited to participate.                                                                                                                                             

The Students' Experience:  One classroom at a time will be brought out to the schoolyard area where one or two horses from the Rancho Cucamonga Sheriff's Department Equestrian Patrol Unit will be waiting with a team of handlers.  The topics below will be covered in a brief and entertaining lecture session (approximately 15 minutes).  There will then follow a question and answer period and each student will be allowed to touch or pet the horse(s) before returning to the classroom. Contact with the horses is dependent upon the student's ability to follow the directions of the teacher and the equestrian instructors. Closed-toe shoes are also required.  Total program time: 30 - 40 minutes.                                                                                           

Horses in our community, then and now.

Jobs done by horses in the past and today

Horses as transportation

Horses used for sport

Horses in the Sheriff's Department

Staying safe

How to be safe around horses (nature of horses, fight or flight, what frightens them)

How to keep the horses safe (trail use, right of way on roads)

How to be safe around other animals in the community

 How to be safe in your own neighborhood

 
 

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