This Old Horse has a Disease that Makes it Painful to Walk. Then He Meets an Army Veteran… WOW!
This Horse, Quincy, is one of the elite military horses part of the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon. He’s participated in thousands of funerals for Arlington National Cemetery, but then his service ended? There was nowhere for him to retire to. That’s where the Caisson Adoption Project comes in.
By pairing veteran horses with human veterans, they’re facilitating absolutely inseparable bonds that will last many long and fulfilling years. “They spend so much time on making a decision to ensure that these horses will be taken care of for their lifespan,” George Whitaker says, a retired army veteran and recent participant in this project.
Quincy, however, will be in very good hands. He was recently transferred to Whitaker’s farm, and this video captures the incredibly special moment as both veteran man and veteran horse become friends.
Although Quincy suffers from navicular disease — a chronic condition that indicates nerve damage in the hooves — he is receiving only the best in animal veterinary care.