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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Horses and the Military

From The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center
The Senior Mountaineering Course includes tactical mountain operations, field-craft training, horsemanship, animal packing instruction, maintaining mountaineering equipment, selecting appropriate mountaineering equipment, high-alpine medical considerations, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, weather forecasting, belaying techniques, constructing improvised climbing equipment, casualty extraction, moving non-trained personnel over vertical obstacles, conducting mountain operations
Special Forces used horses in Afghanistan.

There is a monument to the horse soldiers near Ground Zero: