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Border Patrol debuts new horse facility

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U.S. Border Patrol welcomed new members in Mission with hopes to curb illegal activity in brush along the river.

Horses at the new facility in Mission will assist agents who say the animals extremely important out in the field.

The horses will increase agent’s ability to track undocumented immigrants on the ground in areas where vehicles can’t roam.

The need for agents on horseback has grown.

They TMre not only good for the environment but good for the community, said Hipoto Coy.

“We have a lot of farm fields and stuff and we can travel through tight terrains with these horses as opposed to an ATV or motorized vehicle, Coy told Action 4 News.

Each of the horses undergo at least 120 days of training.

Border Patrol officials said some of the mustangs were adopted through operation noble mustang which cost them roughly $120 each.

Four more horses will be joining the force soon.

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