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Iowa man elated to watch his horses on national news

Pulled Reaganís caisson


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ALTON, Iowa - Farmer Bob Mouw takes great pride in the fact that three horses he bred and trained were used recently in the funeral procession of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Mouw noticed his animals - half Percherons - when watching the televised broadcast of the funeral in Washington, DC.

Mouw began raising horses for the military in 1999. Among other skills, the horses are trained to drive postillion, which involves six horses in three pairs to pull such vehicles as a caisson.

The half Percherons are a breed that has a robust body and an even temperament.