Police horse Jacob spends his nights with his partner keeping St. Petersburg residents safe. But in his down time he likes to paint. Rate My Horse Pro takes up the story…
A crime fighter by night, Jacob turns heads everywhere he goes as he patrols Florida’s streets. When he and his partner aren’t the police horse is cultivating his skills as a painter.
The dark bay horse’s human partner, Officer Jason Hughes says he noticed Jacob liked to grab things with his mouth so he had an idea. “I bet if I gave him a paint brush, and put a canvas in front of it, he’d paint on it.” And he was right.
A homemade horse-proof easel holds the canvas that Jacob covers with brush strokes. Officer Hughes says painting helps keep Jacob challenged. It also helps him develop a deeper bond with his six-year-old equine partner.
Requests are already coming in to purchase Jacob’s art work. The police department says his paintings will be available in the future and the proceeds will go to charity.
Enjoy video of Jacob patrolling the streets and painting during his down time.