Nov 28, 2011

The Border: Horse sense on the border pays off "Clyde, a lean, copper-colored mustang, is one of the latest weapons in the struggle to tighten the U.S. border with Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol has used horses since its inception in 1924, but new funds from headquarters and a federal program that captures, breaks and donates wild mustangs is bringing more mounted patrols than ever to the border. "He's doing great," says Border Patrol agent Chris Garza, Clyde's rider. "They do things ATVs and trucks just can't."

... "They're (the drug and people smugglers) looking for (Border Patrol) trucks with green and white stripes," he says. "They're not looking for horses." Garza knows it won't be long before the cartels catch on and adjust tactics. "They're smart," he says. "They'll figure it out."" read more

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