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The President's Coffin and the Riderless Horse

The President's Coffin and the Riderless Horse American History American Presidents The Kennedys Assassinations Famous Historical Events

While military personnel carry the President's coffin, the riderless horse waits.  The horse's name is "Black Jack."

Note the reversed boot in Black Jack's left stirrup.  It symbolizes that the deceased will never ride again. 


Media Credits

Photo by SP/4 David S. Schwartz, JFK Library and Museum, image SC-49-079-1462-11.

 

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