The Caisson Platoon of the 3rd Infantry Regiment of the United States Army is also known as the Old Guard, they are the oldest infantry unit of the U.S. Army. Part of the unit consists of a team of military horses. The duties of this unit are to carry the remains of a U.S Serviceman to his or her final resting place. What happens to these horses when they retire?
The Caisson Adoption Project helps find them homes by pairing the veteran horse with a human veteran! Quincy recently retired from service and will be moving to a farm owned by George Whitaker, a retired Army veteran. Quincy suffers from a chronic condition that causes lameness in the front feet called Navicular disease. Watch the touching story of Quincy and Whitaker in the video below!