Posted by lex, on November 27, 2006
Did you know you could purchase retiring US cavalry horses from the US Army? According to the USA Today:
Rojo and Ninety-Nine are 10-year-old quarter horses who have been ceremonial mounts in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood in Texas, and now they’re heading into retirement.
The Defense Department’s online-auction contractor says it’s looking for a loving home where the horses will have plenty of room to roam.
“They certainly have served with honor, and we want to make sure they’re taken care of,” said Tom Burton, president and chief operating officer of Government Liquidation, which contracts with the government to sell military surplus items online.
The site is here *, and you can get lost traipsing through the stuff that’s been discarded. Just don’t tell the Kat *.
** 09-14-20 Links gone; no replacements found – Ed.