The horses of the Caisson Platoon are the last full time members of an equestrian mounted unit in the Department of Defense.
It’s not often you see horses used for military purposes anymore, but the horses of the Caisson Platoon are still hard at work representing their country as a part of the Department of Defense.
The Caisson Platoon is a part of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, otherwise known as the Old Guard. This is the oldest active duty infantry in the country, having been established in 1784.
Check out this interesting video on a day in the life at the Caisson Platoon:
The Caisson Platoon have the somber and honorable job of escorting fallen soldiers to their final resting places in Arlington National Cemetary.
Tomorrow, these horses and riders will be celebrated at Military Appreciation Night at the Arlington National Horse Show — if you’re in the area, it is definitely something to check out.
The Caisson Platoon is outfitted by Fleeceworks, just one of many special ways this company is working to innovate and find new ways to branch into the equine world. These horses never have to worry about discomfort after wearing their Fleeceworks pads throughout the day!
To learn more about the Caisson Platoon, be sure to visit their Facebook page here.