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Published June 06, 2010, 10:07 AM

State training held for Sheriffs on horseback

Crookston, Minn. (WDAY TV) - It's almost a scene from the old days, but police using horses for search and rescue is not a thing of the past.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Riders are going through state training near Crookston. Volunteer sheriff posses from Polk, Roseau, Hubbard and Becker counties are taking part.

The training includes how to control crowds, gain confidence, and deal with obstacles in rural areas. Volunteers had to ride in a heavily wooded area to find a hidden dummy this weekend.

Roger Leuth: “One of the nice things about riding horse is my head is 7 feet off the ground. When I look down and see things, its better then somebody searching on foot or riding an ATV.”

The state posses train every two years.