One sugar lump or two? Police horse Jake refuses to start his shift without a big mug of tea to get him out of bed






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Many of us struggle to start the working day without our cup of tea or coffee in the morning – and one police horse is no different.

Jake the 20-year-old horse, who has been serving with Merseyside Police for the past 15 years, has picked up a love for sugary tea.

After sticking his tongue in his rider’s cup every day, members of the Merseyside Police Mounted Section now include Jake in their tea round.

Police horse Jake starts his shift with a big mug of tea
Jake, a veteran of 15 years of the Merseyside Police Mounted Section, refuses to start his beat without a big cup of tea

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Jake, a veteran of 15 years of the Merseyside Police Mounted Section, refuses to start his beat without a big cup of tea

Officers say Jake will even wait in his stable in Allerton, Liverpool, for his special big mug to be brought to him before starting the day.

Jake takes his tea with skimmed milk, two heaped teaspoons of sugar and a little cold water mixed in so it isn’t too hot.

Merseyside Police Mounted Section manager and trainer Lindsey Gaven said: ‘Jake is one of twelve horses we’ve got at the stable working with us.

‘I’d definitely describe Jake as a horse with a lot of character. We’ve all learnt his tea order – he’ll deal with one sugar, but is definitely happier when you remember to give him two.

‘If you’re at the side of the stable and he sees you with a mug in your hand, you can guarantee he’ll trot on over to try and steal a slurp.’

After sticking his tongue in his rider's cup every day, members of the Merseyside Police Mounted Section now include Jake in their tea round

After sticking his tongue in his rider’s cup every day, members of the Merseyside Police Mounted Section now include Jake in their tea round

Officers say Jake will even wait in his stable in Allerton, Liverpool, for his special big mug to be brought to him before starting the day

Officers say Jake will even wait in his stable in Allerton, Liverpool, for his special big mug to be brought to him before starting the day

Jake often polices football matches and has worked several times as a police horse at Aintree Racecourse overseeing the annual Grand National

Jake often polices football matches and has worked several times as a police horse at Aintree Racecourse overseeing the annual Grand National

At 20 years old, Jake is due to retire from the force next year

At 20 years old, Jake is due to retire from the force next year

Jake often polices football matches and has worked several times as a police horse at Aintree Racecourse overseeing the annual Grand National.

At 20 years old, Jake is due to retire from the force next year.

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DID YOU SEE OUR DECEMBER BUCKET FUND STORY?  If you missed it, click here to read about our beautiful, elder gentleman Eddy.

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Our good friend, Michael Johnson, has sent to me 25 hardback books of “Susie, The Whispering Horse” to sell to benefit our December Bucket Fund Horse, Big Eddy!

100% of sales of these 25 books will go to Big Eddy!  Each book is $25, which includes shipping in US).

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