Tyler

From: $50.00 / month

Tyler is a Grey Quarter Horse Gelding born on January 14, 2002. For nine years, he led a fascinating life as a Military Working Horse with the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon, also referred to as “The Old Guard” at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, in Arlington, Virginia.

His former job in helping to lead the caskets of members of the U.S. Military who have passed away or died in combat to their final resting places at Arlington National Cemetery has provided comfort and lasting memories for grieving military families. Tyler performed many important duties with the Caisson Platoon. He was always ridden and performed as a Lead Horse (The two front pair in the funeral procession are called Lead Horses), as a Swing Horse (The two middle pairs in the funeral procession are called Swing Horses), and as a Section Horse (The horse that is ridden and not connected to the wagon, positioned directly next to the Lead Horses is called the Section Horse).

We are extremely honored to provide Tyler with a permanent retirement home as he enters this new stage of life after performing so many years of loyal service to this country as a Caisson Horse. He arrived at the sanctuary on January 18, 2021.

Watch Tyler’s Welcome Video

To learn more about the Caisson Platoon and the Caisson Horses, please check out these links:

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Tyler is proudly sponsored by supporters from Oak Creek, Colorado; Ghent, New York; Mechanicville, New York; New Windsor, New York; New York, New York; Spencertown, New York and Arlington, Virginia.

More Sponsors Welcome!

Photo credit: Melissa Murray

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SPONSOR LEVELS

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