Members of Nottinghamshire Police Authority have approved a plan to close the force's mounted horse section.
The move was agreed earlier today. following a review of operational departments across the Force in an attempt to make savings.
"This is not something that was done lightly but it is a direct result of the unprecedented financial strain we find ourselves in and the need to significantly reduce our costs.
"The mounted section has played a huge and valuable part of modern policing over the years and is affectionately regarded among Nottinghamshire communities. The Authority appreciates this decision is likely to be met with disappointment by many people, however members had to make their decision based on what is operationally sensible and prudent for the Force."
A report on the mounted section of Nottinghamshire police force will be presented to the full police authority today.
Nottinghamshire Police are proposing to sell off their horses and disband their 135-year-old Mounted Section to save money.