And yes - horses. I supervised the last Military Horse Patrol in the U.S. Air Force as Operations Officer of a security police squadron at Clark Air Base in the Philippines in the late '70's. They were used to apprehend intruders in the tall grass on the base - and my commander led a "cavalry charge" against members of the communist New People's Army after they had stolen items from the base. They were captured, and the items recovered.
Once more, it is a matter of having the right number at the right time.