Horses Available for Adoption

We will be holding open houses to visit these horses on the following dates:

  • 4 AUG 2022 1200-1600
  • 18 AUG 2022 1200-1600
  • 23 AUG 2022 1200-1600
  • 31 AUG 2022 1200-1600

Lucky

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Lucky - Percheron-Morgan Cross
16.2 Hands / 1428 Pounds
Foaled in 1/01/2001, joined the Caisson service in 2009

Service: Lucky has conducted thousands of funerals in Arlington National cemetery. Amongst all the important missions Lucky did funerals for Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins, Bob Dole, General Myers, and the last living Tuskegee Airman.

Diet: His current diet consists of free choice hay.

Behavior: Lucky is a very sweet horse known to sometimes have an attitude, but primarily towards other horses not people, and it's usually geared towards food.

Vaccines: Lucky is a fully vaccinated horse. Lucky has received Rabies, EWT+WNV, and PHF vaccine on 3/21/2022 and his Flu/Rhino on 8/6/2021

Supplements/medication: Since Lucky is an older horse cosequin would be recommended and he currently receives Vitamin E oil supplement

Medical: does have Cushings disease, more correctly known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID)

Ideal Environment: Lucky would excel in an environment which has the capabilities for pasture turnout and stall housing.

Suitability: Lucky is being adopted out as a pasture sound horse only.

Blueskin

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Blueskin
 - Percheron-Morgan Cross

Service: Has conducted hundreds of missions here in Arlington National cemetery

Diet: Blueskin has a generic dry hay as well as grain twice a day with electrolyte powder.

Behavior: Blueskin is a very lovable vocal horse. He does best with other horses. If left alone he is known to yelp, but this is only because of his desired attention

Vaccines: Blueskin has been vaccinated for Rabies, Potomac Horse Fever, Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis, Tetanus, West Nile Virus, Rhino and Influenza.

Supplements/medication: It is recommended that cosequin be given. Blueskin uses vitamin E oil as well.

Medical: Blueskin does have lameness in his right front, he has severe navicular degeneration

Ideal Environment: Blueskin would excel in an environment which has the capabilities for pasture turnout and stall housing.

Suitability: Blueskin is being adopted out as a pasture sound horse only.

Trooper

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Trooper
- Percheron Quarter Horse Gelding
Foaled in 1/1/1996 began service in Caisson in 2002
16 hands, approximately 1450 lbs

Service: Trooper has conducted thousands of funerals here at Arlington National Cemetery. Two of the more important funerals he has conducted were the Medal of Honor recipient Bruce Wayne Carter, as well as Medal of Honor recipient Ronald Shurer. Trooper was also involved in the Maryland state fair.

Diet: Troopers diet consists of Triple Crown, generic dry hay.

Behavior: Trooper is a very lackadaisical, docile horse. Very kind.

Vaccines: Trooper has been vaccinated for Rabies, Potomac Horse Fever, Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis, Tetanus, West Nile Virus, Rhino and Influenza.

Supplements/medication: Trooper as an older horse receives cosequin, Vitamin E oil, senior and regular feed. Medical: Trooper does have a cribbing problem.

Ideal Environment: Trooper would excel in an environment which has the capabilities for pasture turnout and stall housing. Suitability: Trooper is being adopted out as a pasture sound horse only.

Visitor Information

Visitation hours are during normal walk-in tour hours at the Fort Myer Stables; Tuesday to Friday 1200-1600.

All three horses are now located inside the main barn here at Myer.

There should be no handling of the horses during visits; guests may only see them in their stall.

TOG Horse Adoption POC:
CPT Carlin Keally
703-696-3568
703-819-6855
carlin.l.keally.mil@army.mil

Adoption Documents