(Video) Police horse (Jake) refuses to start his shift without a big mug of tea to get him out of bed!

Jack is a police horse who has been working for the Merseyside Police in the UK for the last 15 years.

He starts each and every day the exact same way, with a cup of lovel sugary tea. The 20-year-old horse is fed this each morning and won’t start the day.

He loves sugary tea and having his tea not too hot, so the staff would put cold water in the cup to avoid Jack from burning his tongue.

Lindsey Gaven who is the mounted section manager and trainer for the Merseyside police says: Jake is one of 12 horses we’ve got at the stable working with us. I’d definitely describe Jake as a horse with a lot of character.

If you’re at the side of the stable and he sees you with a mug in your hand, you can guarantee he’ll trot on over to try and steal a slurp.

Jake often polices football matches and has worked several times as a police horse at Aintree Racecourse overseeing the annual Grand National.

At 20 years old, Jake is due to retire from the force next year.

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