Memorial Day 2015. This our Facebook post in 2015 for Memorial Day. This statue is at a park in the town of Huntsville, just a few miles straight north of the Browning corporate offices in Morgan, County. The concept of the riderless horse has a significant historical backstory, and riderless horses have been seen in the funeral processions of countless military funerals and several presidents, including in the processions of Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy.
From Wikipedia: "A riderless horse or caparisoned horse (in reference to its ornamental coverings, which have a detailed protocol of their own) is a single horse, without a rider, and with boots reversed in the stirrups, which sometimes accompanies a funeral procession. The horse follows the caisson carrying the casket. A riderless horse can also be featured in military parades to symbolize fallen soldiers."