CGMCG shooting demonstration
When acquiring horses, the Mounted Color Guard typically looks for 5-10-year-old bay geldings with little or no white markings, 15-15.2 hands high, 1,100-1,200 lbs.
The original 7th Cavalry horses were bay in color with little or no white markings. The unit is authorized by original doctrine to have two off-color horses -- one for the commander and one for the guidon bearer.
The troop also has a pair of Molly Mules used to pull an 1871 Army Escort Wagon.
The unit strives as much as possible to use animals that will provide for authentic recreations during battle re-enactments and other historic activities.