What was the name of the riderless horse at John F. Kennedy's funeral?


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The riderless horse in John F. Kennedy���s funeral procession was named Black Jack. The horse was born on Jan. 19, 1947 and was named after General John ���Black Jack��� Pershing.

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Black Jack was purchased by the U.S. Army Quartermaster in 1953 and was the last horse to be branded with the Army���s U.S. brand and his serial number. The horse was selected for his appearance, as he was 15 hands tall and had a black coat with a small white star on his forehead. Black Jack was chosen as a caparisoned, or riderless, horse because he refused to let anyone ride him.

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