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Training for War

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In this page we will explore the stateside training that both soldiers and animals received prior to being shipped to France. Some early moving picture clips from the U.S. National Archives show that some things have changed in 100 years, but much remains the same in the world of horsemanship and stable management.



Horse Heroes


There are approximately 100 million working horses, donkeys, and mules in the developing world, and 80% of them are suffering from preventable problems. Brooke touches the lives of over two million of them annually with practical and sustainable help, supporting twelve million people in their human families each year. Learn more about what Brooke does. The tragedy of WWI gave birth to a vision, and today Brooke, the charity that began with war horses, is the world's largest international equine welfare organization.

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