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Riderless horse will honor fallen veterans

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 4:16 pm | Updated: 4:19 pm, Thu Nov 7, 2013.

Two local Veterans Day parades will highlight a special caparisoned horse this year to honor all fallen members of the military.

A caparisoned horse is a single black or dark colored horse dressed in specialized ornamental coverings without a rider. A pair of black boots are in a reverse position in the stirrups, representing a fallen military leader looking back on his troops for a final time.

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