Memorial Day 2022

More than 8 million horses, mules and donkeys died in World War I alone. These rugged animals transported ammunition and supplies over landscapes that vehicles could not navigate. And they suffered the same fate as the human warriors, dying from shellfire, weather, chemical gas, or disease. First World War: 7,000 horses died in one day… Continue reading Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day 2021

Horse pulling caisson of korean war soldier.

Tuesday's Horse has been posting on the subject of war horses on Memorial Day since our earliest years. This year we came across a use of 'horses' in WW2 we had not seen before. These were not live horses but constructed horses — or 'dummy' horses. Following that is a section entitled 'counting the dead'.… Continue reading Memorial Day 2021

Memorial Day 2020

Civil War Horse Monument.

This Memorial Day we seem to be living in very different world than the one we have grown accustomed to. What is that old saying? "This too shall pass?" And no doubt it will, but it never seems that way when you are caught up in the middle of strange and frightening times. Yet, imagine… Continue reading Memorial Day 2020

Remembering the War Horses

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Here are some of the way horses have been used in wars and conflicts. Millions upon millions have died for it. They didn't give their lives. The lives were taken. American Civil… Continue reading Remembering the War Horses

Memorial Day — Remembering War Horses in pictures

Sgt. Reckless. Source:

MEMORIAL DAY — Millions, yes millions, of horses have died in human wars. Their lives were taken, not given. We have written about horses on Memorial Day. Talked about one of the most famous U.S, war horses, the wonder mare Sgt. Reckless. This year we thought we would pay a silent tribute in pictures. FEATURED… Continue reading Memorial Day — Remembering War Horses in pictures

Veteran’s Day and a Very Special Horse

Korean War Veteran, Sgt Reckless.

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the… Continue reading Veteran’s Day and a Very Special Horse

Read this Book — Sgt Reckless: America’s War Horse

• Sgt Reckless: America’s War Horse by Robin Hutton A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to sell his beloved companion. Lieutenant Eric Pedersen purchased the… Continue reading Read this Book — Sgt Reckless: America’s War Horse

Special Forces training with mules and wild horses

Cross-posted from USA Today by JACK GRUBER BRIDGEPORT, Calif. — The men emerged over the crest of a ridge and guided their horses along a tree line, skirting a wide meadow. They picked their way along narrow trails, climbing higher into the Sierra until a panorama of snowcapped peaks and a broad green valley unfolded… Continue reading Special Forces training with mules and wild horses

What a Veteran: Korean war horse Sgt. Reckless

Korean War Veteran, Sgt Reckless.

This is our second post about the Korean War veteran Sgt. Reckless who happens to be a horse. We at Tuesday's Horse first discovered the Sgt. Reckless story in June, 2011. It has gone viral many times over since then, but for those who have yet to hear about her, you are in for a… Continue reading What a Veteran: Korean war horse Sgt. Reckless

Horses of September 11th

Horse Soldier Sgt Bart Decker Afghanistan. Image from

Horses have always played an integral part in the history of the United States. Following the terrorist attack in downtown Manhattan on September 11, 2001, horses have contributed so much, from healing those left behind on the homefront to carrying our courageous soldiers on the battlefront. Here are introductions to two stories, related racehorse trivia… Continue reading Horses of September 11th