Marine Corps Horse Training


People think it’s a lost skill, that, “Hey,
we don’t pack animals anymore,” and it is still relevant. Especially when we deal with special operations units
that come out and they tell us real world stories of them having very little experience trying to
pack a mule or pack a horse or get on a horse because it’s their only means of
actually infilling into an area. You see that their is still a need for it. That it is still a necessary skill
set that’s not being taught and I think that’s what makes
us one, unique, and still relevant. Trucks can only go so far, vehicles, humvees, but your objective may be another two or
three days march from the end of that road. We can maneuver around the battlespace
a lot faster and a lot more efficiently, and then it saves our operators, so when
they get to the fight they’re still able to fight because they haven’t expended any of their own energy.


16 Responses

  1. Pat Garrett

    March 2, 2018 4:12 pm

    Marines just do everything, and they do it right, But probably every arm of the service uses horses at some time! The cavalry was a very imporant unit in past actions, and still are useful in some actions! How great for those marines raised with horses, to be able to groom, shovel after, feed, ride and love!
    Does any other military still use them?

  2. Opal Preston Shirley

    March 3, 2018 12:18 am

    Horse's and Mules use to do a large portion of moving men and supplies. Glad to see them comeback.

  3. elferny420

    October 14, 2018 4:05 am

    I didn't know there were horses in the Marine Corps.Thats kinda cool,but what do you need a horse for in combat nowadays?

  4. wyatt green

    June 4, 2019 1:31 am

    Told my dad I'm going into the army as an allie trade specialist I do believe i've change my mind


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