Monday, August 18, 2014

Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse

Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse by Robin Hutton is a true story about an equine Korean War hero that is not well known but has a memorial complete with an amazing statue.

The Korean born racehorse was purchased by the military to haul heavy ammunition up a steep, rugged terrain to the soldiers who manned the "Reckless" rifle. This mare was so dedicated that she made several trips up without a human leading her, and with bombs blasting around her!

Her prior military history is described as well as her retirement in the states, her foals and her quirky but lovable personality.

Hutton wrote a beautiful story about the details of the war and the many lives that the little mare impacted. It also shares numerous photographs of her and her fellow soldiers.

A "must read" for all horse lovers - and even those just interested in the history of the Korean War.