History and administration of Mounted Police unit.
The beginning of Mounted Police Unit in the State can be traced back to 1880, when His Highness the Maharaja of Travancore mounted his bodyguards and housed them in the Body Guard Square at Palayam. Consequent to the construction of the assembly complex at Palayam, the unit was shifted to the present premises in Thycaud.
There are at present 14 horses in the stables.
A Veterinary Hospital with a Veterinary Assistant Director and a Livestock Inspector for monitoring the health of the horses have been set upis strength of this unit. Daily health monitoring with periodical detailed health checkup are done through this facility.