The gentle giants who help keep law and order

The Garda Mounted Unit is much respected, but a shortage of suitable horses is preventing its expansion

Garda Orla Keogh (left) riding Donagh, and Garda Clare Anderson, riding Cumhall, on duty on Grafton Street in Dublin City Centre

Siobhán English

The Irish Draught is famous the world over, and it is not surprising that the current band of horses with the Garda Mounted Unit are greatly admired and respected in the course of their work.