SIGN OF THE TIMES: Horses in Saratoga Springs Wearing Face Shields

Photo: Saratoga Springs Public Safety Facebook Page

Photo: Saratoga Springs Public Safety Facebook Page

Here's another sign of the times. In Saratoga, don't be surprised if you see horses wearing face shields.

Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner Robin Dalton wrote on Facebook, "I had several people ask about this yesterday and just want to clarify - out of an abundance of caution, we have had to outfit our mounted patrol unit with face shields for safety. The horses are instrumental in crowd control, and as the recent protests in Saratoga have become increasingly aggressive, we need to make sure everyone’s safety is protected – from the protesters, to our residents, police officers and police horses."

Dalton also wrote, "We had several people yesterday come up very close to the horses yelling, screaming and gesticulating. We had one person flying a drone directly over their heads. We have not seen that at recent protests, hence my characterization."

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