10 Of the World’s Most Famous War Horses in Military History
Kasztanka belonged to Marshal Jozef Pilsudski a polish war hero. The horse was a mare whose name meant chestnut in Polish. She was purchased by Pilsudski in 1914 and carried him in several battles during the First World War. Her final ride was on the Polish Independence day on Saxon square, Warsaw on November 11, 1927. She died on November 27th, just 12 days after.
Perhaps one of the most famous war horses ever, owned by the emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The Egyptian stallion was named after the battle of Marengo fought between Austria and France. Marengo was ridden by Napoleon in the battle of Waterloo in 1815 where he was defeated by the British. Marengo was captured by an Officer, Lord Petre and was taken to England where he lived till his death in 1831. His skeleton is an exhibit in the National Army Museum at Chelsea.
The steed of Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Latin America, Palomo was a beautiful tall white horse gifted to Bolivar by a peasant woman named Casilda. Palomo accompanied Bolivar on several campaigns but tragically died while under the care of an army officer. Its horseshoes are on display at the Mulao Museum.