Caisson Platoon Going on Hiatus

Operations will be suspended for 45 days effective May 1, according to a story dated April 21 by

The unit employs military working horses as escorts during funerals at Arlington National Cemetery.

Given their mission, you’d think they’d be treated like royalty, but they live in small lots covered with excrement, suffer from illness and are fed low-quality hay.

RELATED: Horses of Caisson Platoon Find New Pastures on BLM Land.

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