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Seven-year-old Carrah Garland says hiya to color gelding Spirit through the History with Horses occasion Oct. 14 on the Fort Leavenworth Stables.
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Ten-year-old Grayson Yurisich says hiya to Joanne Unis’ horse Seamus whereas 7-year-old Carrah Garland will get a better take a look at the horse’s hooves through the Frontier Army Museum’s History with Horses Oct. 14 on the Fort Leavenworth Stables.
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Kelly Janos and her kids, 7-year-old Teddy, 5-year-old Eleanor, 3-year-old Ophelia and 1-year-old Scarlett, match names of well-known navy horses with their descriptions through the Frontier Army Museum’s History with Horses occasion Oct. 14 on the Fort Leavenworth Stables. At the exercise and studying station, members matched pictures and names with descriptions for George Washington’s major mount Blueskin; Comanche, survivor of the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn; Chief, referred to as the Army’s final cavalry mount; former racehorse Reckless who retired as a Marine sergeant in 1954; and Black Jack, the final horse issued to the Army by the Quartermaster Department and the riderless horse in additional than 1,000 armed forces funerals.
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Natural Farrier Tammy Hane solutions questions from 6-year-old Cece Cox and 6-year-old Elise Wade about trimming horses’ hooves, which she demonstrated on Kay Johnson’s Tennessee strolling horse Gunner, through the History with Horses occasion Oct. 14 on the Fort Leavenworth Stables.
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Sierra Hochstatter, Combined Arms Research Library group library technician, reads “Cowboy Ned and Andy” by David Ezra Stein to a bunch of youngsters and fogeys attending the History with Horses occasion Oct. 14 on the Fort Leavenworth Stables.
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Natural Farrier Tammy Hane demonstrates trimming a hoof on Kay Johnson’s Tennessee strolling horse Gunner through the History with Horses occasion Oct. 14 on the Fort Leavenworth Stables. Event members rotated by way of instructional and exercise stations to be taught extra concerning the care of horses and their roles in historical past.
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Families examined their data of horses’ roles in historical past, crafted paper wagons, watched a stay farrier demonstration and listened to horse-themed tales through the Frontier Army Museum’s History with Horses occasion Oct. 14 on the Fort Leavenworth Stables.

FAM Museum Technician Megan Hunter stated when the museum employees visited the stables not too long ago to assist improve their understanding of horses’ connections to Fort Leavenworth’s historical past, they have been impressed to coordinate an occasion with the stables.

“We wanted to learn more about horses since we talk about them so much at the museum with the dragoons and the cavalry. Fort Leavenworth, being the gateway to the west… it’s all about horses. All of the buildings around here were stables at some point. Gruber Gym, next to the museum, was a riding hall,” Hunter stated, referencing the historical past of horses on publish. “We just wanted to make that connection.”

Hunter stated the connection between horses and the publish’s historical past is critical.

“I think (horses are) so deeply connected to Fort Leavenworth… (Fort Leavenworth was) established in 1827 to be a protectant on the Santa Fe Trail, which was just horse- and mule-drawn wagons, and because we have that rich history, it plays into why we are cemented where we are. It also plays into the longevity on post and some of the historical aspects that we have here.”

Hunter supplied examples, together with the position of horses in World War I and the School of Cavalry on publish. She stated the navy’s love of horses has endured, as a number of service members nonetheless board horses with the Fort Leavenworth Stables.

FFAM Education and Event Chairperson Jackie Williams stated the History with Horses supplied instructional programming for each adults and youngsters.

“To incorporate another part of the Garrison besides just the museum’s footprint and the historic homes just goes back to the fact that the whole (installation) is historical,” Williams stated. “It’s not just one or two buildings, it’s the whole place. It’s not just one or two artifacts in a museum or a building, it’s (everything).”

Natural Farrier Tammy Hane and different native horse homeowners used the chance to tell households about horse care.

A farrier is somebody who focuses on equine hoof care, together with shoeing, and a pure farrier is somebody who trims and balances horse hooves with out horseshoes. Hane demonstrated her companies to indicate individuals why pure hooves make for wholesome horses.

“There’s a lot more to hoof care than healthy hooves. It’s not just hoof care, it’s actually horse care,” Hane stated.

History with Horses additionally aimed to lift consciousness about boarding alternatives on the stables, supplied networking for the equine group and gave an introduction to the animals for horse-crazy kids.

Mary Grimes stated her household heard concerning the occasion by way of a homeschool group, and so they visited the stables on a discipline journey.

“(Horses) are a part of the history at Leavenworth, which makes it a unique post because not every installation has this,” Grimes stated.

Hunter stated this occasion’s success might immediate a further occasion within the spring.

For extra details about the stables, go to https://leavenworth.armymwr.com/programs/stables-and-horses.

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