South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has announced that South Yorkshire's mounted department is set to stay.
There were reports that the mounted division could be merged with other neighbouring forces to try and save money.
South Yorkshire Police is struggling to fined £43 million of budget cuts.
– South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright
“After careful consideration and reviewing all the evidence presented to me I decided that it would be best for the public of South Yorkshire if we maintained our own dedicated mounted section. I believe safeguarding the Force’s mounted section will help achieve my policing priorities, as the horses improve South Yorkshire Police’s visibility and help reduce crime."