Big Boy - Palomino Quarter Horse Shamrock - Palomino Quarter Horse SS Louise - Palomino Quarter Horse Regal - Palomino Quarter Horse Piper - Palomino Quarter Horse Sundance - Palomino Appaloosa Holly - Palomino Quarter Horse Nevada - Palomino Quarter Horse DJ - Palomino Fox Trotter Otis - Palomino Quarter Horse Casper - Palomino Tennessee Walker Bubba - Palomino Missouri Fox Trotter Beau - Palomino Quarter Horse
Posse members' horses are seasoned parade horses. A members' horse during its life will participate in an average of over 200 parades or events.
The modern day Palomino Horse has a legacy to follow and a promise to fill. This golden horse, who was the choice of ancient emperors, kings and queens, the beloved steed in Greek mythology, the subject of artists' canvas, the pride of Queen Isabella's Spanish court, the treasured mount of ancident tribes and companion of the Conquistadors, is still with us today. He was tamed by the Indians of the Southwest, rediscovered by today's horse lover, made a star on the "Silver Screen" with the legendary Roy Rogers and exhibited at horse shows throughout the world. Palamino horses are found among the finest bloodlines of breeds; their appeal is international.
The mission of the United States Marshals Posse is to promote the preservation of the western frontier. To represent the United States Marshals Service as goodwill Ambassadors; to cooperate with the United States Marshals Service as non-law enforcement assistance as my be required when called upon; to inspire excellent horsemanshiop among its member and the public; and to foster social well being and fellowship among all members.
The United States Marshals Posse was formed to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the US Marshals Service, under the direction of Stanley E Morris, Director of the US Marshals Service and Cheif Deputy Marshal Paeyton G Baer. Cheif Baer contacted prominent members of serveral mounted groups and law enforcement mounted groups to form a steering committee. In a general meeting in August, 1987 the by-laws were approved, officers elected and a nonprofit organization was established. On August 19, 1987 Director Stanley E Morris swore in the original Charter members, including James Arness, Gene Autry and Monte Hale at Angels Staduim in Anaheim, CA. In October 1987 the posse appeared in its first official parade in Carson City, Nevada and has been going stong ever since.
The offical uniform of the US Marshals' posse is established in the by-laws and a creation of the myth surrounding the Wild West and popularized in the role of the western law enforcement legends of Bat Materson, Wild Bill Hickok, and Wyatt and Virgil Uarp who all worked for the US Marshals. We wear gray pant, white button-down long sleeve western shirt, black tie, black leather vest, belt, gloves, and boots. Also, treaditional western silver belly cowboy hats. We also wear the traditional black leather gun belt with replica old west six shooter revolver.
We ride Ted Flowers and Bolin black sterling silver saddles with tapaderos, matching headstalls and breast collars. The various saddles and embellished with silver accent designed and tooled leather.