The Bexar County Sheriff's Department traded in their usual transportation Friday for some old-fashioned horse power.

Sheriff Javier Salazar and other members of the department mounted horses to join some trail riders headed to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

The trail ride was a first for Salazar and his department, but he said it won't be the last.

"It's a tradition, as far as the Sheriff's Office goes. Horse-mounted patrol has been a tradition in all sheriff's offices, not just this one. We are going to bring it back, and this is our first event," Salazar said.

Salazar and his posse rode between 8-10 miles.

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