Donations are welcome; on Thursday, Jimmy Binns, founder of CopWheels Inc., donated two trailers so the unit can transport six horses.
"Whenever you auction off all your stuff, you're starting from scratch," Robinson says. "Whatever people give you, you're willing to accept it."
Hearn says she is excited to go out on the streets once she finishes her training.
For now, she rides. Saddle time is the only way they can get better, she says. Even when that means failing.
She leads Pat around the ring. But Pat goes a bit fast, Hearn can't stay balanced, and as they turn the corner, she thumps to the ground and lands on her back, unhurt.
It has happened before, she says. But she has the tenacity the mounted police force has showed in its struggle to return.
"You're going to get bumped, scraped," she says. "You just have to get back on there."
McClatchy-Tribune News Service