Rosy Picture; Details, not so much
Police officers on horses look so majestic. (I got this picture from the Internet.)
Also, a little tie with New York's past. Also, it is urban legend that being a Mountie is a reward for extraordinary valor. So, these officers on mount deserve to stand taller than the rest of us.
Yet . . . .
As I was walking to the subway on another hot day, a Mountie passed by and his horse was pooping as they walked along. I didn't have time to catch a picture of the Mountie, but here is the goodies left over:
The next day the scene looked slightly better, after some time and a little traffic could run over it.
I bet you are wondering what is on the sidewalk right next to the horse manure. You are, aren't you? Yes, you are. I know it: