The Bureau of Land Management will start a wild horse roundup in Wyoming's White Mountain area, soon.

The goal is to prevent 'further deterioration' of the land health due to the large number of horses in the area.

Horses that are rounded up will be put into holding pens until they're adopted.

Roundups are an alternate population control method to sterilization.

Some horses end up with unusual jobs, like NYC Police Horses.

In the video below you'll see this New York City Police horse was born a wild horse in Wyoming. He lived that way for the first 5 years of his life. This is part of the BLM's wild horse program.

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In the video Officer Olivieri of the New York PD Mounted Patrol explains how her equine partner, Officer Gomez, now 7 years old, got from the planes of Wyoming to the big city of New York.

The BLM's wild horse program helps to maintain the Wyoming wild horse population. The horse known as Officer Gomez was captured by the BLM, and then sent to the Northern Nevada Correctional Center Wild Horse Facility.

At the correctional center, he was trained by prisoners to become a police officer. Let that sink in for a moment.

Wyoming Honor Farm Prison also trains wild horses for the BLM.

There is an adoption center north of Wheatland on HWY 320.

Then he was given his badge as an equine officer with the NYPD.

Technically he is my partner says Officer Olivieri. So this police officer is not alone. Her fellow officer is a Wyoming horse.

The NYPD Mounted Unit, sometimes referred to as the "10 Foot Cops", is one of the largest mounted units in the country, with 4 troops, of about 55 horses, and active since 1858. (Bail Bonds Blog).

There is a little controversy, with some people saying that Gomez should have been left in the wild.

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That's understandable, but there are so many wild horses out there, that their numbers need to come down.

So why not give them a new life rather than culling them?

These horses seem to love their new lives.

Tourists give them a lot of positive attention and they get to chase bad guys on occasion.

Here is Officer Gomez and his human partner chasing a suspect in Times Square.

As for the horse, he seems to be enjoying Wyoming life.

Officer Olivieri, says that Gomez "is spoiled and he deserves it", and by the looks of it in this video, he seems pretty happy to us also!

Watch the video and you'll see what seems to be a happy horse enjoying running the building canyons of a big city.

Here is a video of what life is like for an NYC Police Horse. They really are spoiled.

Their life in the city is beyond pampered compared to the hard life they would have living out in the wild of Wyoming, especially in the winter.

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Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods


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