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To a good home: The horses that have been serving their land.
Well-educated horses, Kennedy and Quincy, who were serving in the old army guard at Arlington National Cemetery, have completed their business trips. They are both ready for adoptions, free for a good home. In his early years in the army, he got good marks: Meanwhile, his pal began with similarly good criticisms - "a great moral booster" - but he found his army duties broken off by a state of pain.
Now the two pensioners, like so many vets who are retiring, are looking for their next home. Preferable houses with a lot of straw and some space in a barnyard. Well-educated horses, Kennedy and Quincy, who were serving in the old army guard at Arlington National Cemetery, have completed their business trips.
They are both ready for adoptions, free for a good home. You' ve been serving in an almost unparalleled part in the US army, that of the Cesarean. Cisson horses move caskets to graves in Arlington and bring former officials and servicemen who have fallen in America's battles to their graves with forceful uniforms and accuracy.
One of the most festive and stylised rites in the country, the parade of choreographers, lead by a horseless pony-back. ennedy and Quincy would perform it about eight days a year, every other month, in all weathers. However, now that they are unfit - Quincy, an 11-year-old fourth-year-old, has problems with his foot due to shingles, and Kennedy, a 15-year-old standard pony, has played too often - the audience has the scarce chance to accept a cisson.
Horses are given to two happy new holders, but the verification procedure is rigorous. Smiths said a flock leader from the Army will be travelling to future houses to make sure the horses find appropriate places to pass the remainder of their time. Now she is the proud proprietor of Freedom, a 12-year-old neighborhood animal who had to abandon the army because of an ocular cathyst.
The 27-year-old Fredericksburger, who has been equestrian since the age of 10, is delighted to have her own stallion for occasional rides. "She said, "Not many can say they own a caisseur pony. Caissons are used to a lot of work. Beginning their days in the Fort Myer stable at 4:30am, troops allocated to the caissons come to get ready for the funeral of the night.
Pfc. Kris Loudner, who has been one of the caissons for more than a year, said the drivers are polishing every turn every day - that's 314 pcs of polished yellow metal every mornings. At 8 o'clock in the mornings the horses are prepared to go to the graveyard, where they remain until about 4 o'clock.
"Those horses have been doing this for so long, they know what the work is," Loudner said. The first time he followed the cisson he was amazed at how the beasts behaved when every tragedy began. The Quincy usually went at the front of burial parades or in the center location, Smith said.
ennedy had the most striking work of all, that of the equestrian tote. An exhibition in the Fort Myer stable says that the custom of a rider-less steed going to a tomb whose seat is empty to commemorate the servant who will never again be riding goes back to the burial of Genghis Khan.
Horseless horses also decorated the burials of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. that John F. Kennedy's burial was at Fort Myer. Ronald Reagan's burial is too old to work, but still living in the shed as a honoured elderly statesman. Ronald Reagan's burial is too old to work. Kennedy and Quincy are living side by side.
Quincy, who seems to be hearing the applause, shakes his mind hard. Laughing Loudner: It' the same move Quincy makes when they make fun of playing tunes in the shed. That'?s the two horses are about to get out of.