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By Richard Carreño | Special to the Weekly Press | 23.JUL.08

To his credit, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey says he wants revive the Police Department’s moribund mounted unit. But in the next breath he pulls up the reins, sits deep in the saddle, and, in so many words, says, ‘Whoa, Nelly, not so fast!’

First, the new horse unit -- the old one was put down by former Mayor John F. Street in 2005 in one of his classic hissy fits over expenses -- wouldn’t be tacked up until year’s end, at best. The problem (make that problems), according to Ramsey, are the acquisition of mounts, stabling, and -- hark, shades of Street -- funding.