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Army rolls out rehab plan for military working horses

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To improve the long-term health of military horses at Arlington National Cemetery, the Army is rolling out a rehab plan built on lessons learned about the horses’ care over the past year. 

The plan is being implemented during a 45-day pause on using horses at Arlington National Cemetery to pull the caissons carrying the caskets of fallen service members to their final resting place. The pause is the result of advice the Army has received since two horses of the caisson platoon died within 96 hours of each other in February 2022. 

Maj. Gen. Allan Pepin,commander of the Army Military District of Washington, said the horses had been mismanaged — not mistreated — because of a lack of knowledge about horse care. 

“The challenges we’re facing…

2023-05-10 21:04:18

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