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The Centralian advocate Tue 22 Dec 2015



The Centralian advocate Tue 22 Dec 2015


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 22 2015 LIFESTYLE 23 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA FORMER police horse Tin Tin has retired and is beginning a new life outside of Alice Springs. While his days as a streetwalking cop may be over, he seems to be settling in with his new owner, Emily Bull, with ease. Dr Bull, a vet, bought 11year-old Tin Tin just over a week ago following an anonymous tender process. I appreciate the professionalism of the police force. They were very thorough in their interview process. It means theyre trying to find the best homes for the horses, not just the highest bidder, Dr Bull said. The 31-year-old, who said she had learned to ride before she could walk, hopes to get Tin Tin competing in the Masters Games next year. She admits it could take some work. Dr Bull said Tin Tin wasnt quite brave enough for the police force. He has a few quirks that make him a bit of a challenge Hes very frightened of anything around his feet, she Tin Tin happy to be off beat said. I wanted to make sure we could overcome that. She said the jumpy horse was at the bottom of the pecking order at the police stables, mostly thanks to the resident emu who reportedly bullied him. Senior Constable Elizabeth Williams was rapt with Tim Tins new home. Its wonderful to see our retired police horses go to loving new homes. Especially ones without an emu, she said. Tin Tin joins Dr Bulls other horse Rocky, meaning she and her husband can now ride together. He just fits in our crazy family. Some horses you click with, some you dont, she said. Tinny and I just clicked! Andrea Johnston Dr Emily Bull with Rocky (left) and newly acquired ex-police horse Tin Tin at her property off Ilparpa road. Tin Tin is expected to have a less stressful life without the presence any bullying emus, inset. Pictures: JUSTIN KENNEDY

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