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NEWS | Sept. 23, 2020

Army North Caisson horses get visit from the farrier

By Lauren Padden U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Public Affairs

The Fort Sam Houston Caisson Platoon, one of two active duty caisson units in the U.S. Army, proudly honors fallen members of the military with funeral honors at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. 

Regular care for the unit’s 18 horses falls to eight Soldiers, with advising from the Herd Manager and Horse Trainer, as well as weekly equine hoof care visits.