From: $50.00 / month

King is a stunning Black Percheron Draft born in 2002. He served this country for 16 years as a member of the U.S. Army’s Caisson Platoon at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. As a “wheel horse,” King’s job was to help pull the caisson (or wagon) that carried the caskets of U.S. military members who passed away or died in combat designated to be buried with full military honors. Wheel horses are closest to the caisson wagon and always have a rider on their backs. In addition to his missions in funerals and military ceremonies, King was so calm and dependable that he was also used to help train the next generation of Caisson Horses. He was released to Equine Advocates for his permanent retirement on July 16, 2023.

King is proudly sponsored by supporters from East Greenbush, New York; Ghent, New York; Hudson, New York; Rensselaer, New York; Wynantskill, New York; Fort Myer, Virginia and Manassas, Virginia.

More Sponsors Welcome!

Photo credit: Alex Valverde



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$50/month, $100/month, $200/month, $300/month, Full Year Sponsorship (Min $600), One Time Sponsor Donation (Min $50)