Girls Horse Club Blog

Veteran Horses

Published by • Nov 11th, 2008 • Category: Horse Work, Non-Fiction

by Allison, age 13

As we have recently celebrated Veteran’s Day or Armistice Day, we can also learn the story of the brave horses who have fought alongside and protected our soldiers. The earliest known use of horses in warfare comes from Eurasia between 4000 and 3000 BC. These horses would sometimes be the angels of mercy who brought supplies to dying soldiers or kicked the enemy who was attacking their rider. They showed bravery in the midst of gunfire and war and always obeyed and protected their rider, even into death.

The riders loved their horses in return and tried to keep them safe and comfortable. They knew that the horses tried so hard in the midst of fear and death. They knew sometimes the horses had to walk for days before they could rest or pull loads too heavy for them. War horses are now rarely used today, mostly in third world countries.

I am grateful for not only our veterans and soldiers this Veteran’s Day, but also for the horses that are often overlooked.

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  1. It’s true, people do only take time to remember the soldiers and not the horses. I appreciate it that you thought up of this blog to remind everyone horses are heroes too. I once read a beautiful story about a war horse, and since that day my respect for them had been growing. Well done Allison!

  2. Beautiful blog Allison!
    Not often enough are the wunderous battle horses rememberd!
    Good job! :)

  3. Thanks guys! A story I read about a war horse inspired me to write this, Madelaina!