12 Awesome Patriotic Horses Celebrating America

Posted by Paige Cerulli

The horse so often symbolizes the heart of America, but with a little decorating help from their owners, these patriotic horses truly represent their country.

Horses and American pride - the two go hand-in-hand. Not only was America largely built on the back of the horse, but the horse made monumental contributions to America's military forces.

From the American Mustang to the cavalry horse, these wonderful animals are at the very center of our country. It's no wonder that patriotic horses can evoke so much emotion and pride.

These twelve photos depict some truly patriotic horses. The red, white, and blue are present in their coats, in their tack, and even in their leg wraps. Whether they're heading out for a parade or will be participating in a presentation before a rodeo, you can't deny the beauty or the freedom provoked by these patriotic horses. Take a look.

Patriotic Parade

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chumlee10 via Flickr.com

Carrying the Flag

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indulgy.com

Clever Painting

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Flickr/Megan D

A Stunning Moment

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jackeduptrucks-and-cowboyboots.tumblr.com

A Patriotic Pair

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costume-works.com

A Herd of Patriotism

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Flickr/krystal Kraft

Patriotic Pajamas

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Imgur

Quite the Paint Job

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hubpages.com

Total Dedication

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buzzfeed.com

Patriotic Pony

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Imgur

American Pride

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flickriver.com

A Patriotic Friesian

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Flickr/Laryssa Allen

Will you and your horse ever dress up for a patriotic event, like Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or the Fourth of July? As you can see, there are all sorts of creative ways to incorporate the American flag and American colors into both your and your horse's outfit.

For a simple, easy-to-put-together outfit, consider getting an American flag saddle pad. Wrap your horse's legs with red, white, and blue polo wraps. Braid some red, white, or blue flowers into his mane and tail, and you're all ready to go.

Of course, if you want to get more elaborate, there are horse-safe paints, glitters, and sprays that you can use to literally transform your horse into a patriotic horse. Whatever you decide to do, you and your horse can celebrate America in pride.

Have you ever decorated your horse? Tell us or show us in the comments below!

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12 Awesome Patriotic Horses Celebrating America