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Prisoner-trained horses join Marine color guard

The United States Marine Corps doesn’t take just any horses for its mounted color guard: Palominos, 15-16 hands high, often studs, which will be turned into geldings.When Sergeant Daren Cole came to pick out the horses, the third week in January, he was looking for something rather rare. Palominos make up a very small percentage of U.S. Bureau of Land Management horses gathered.“That narrows it down,” Cole said.Cole and two of his fellow mounted color guard Marines picked up two new horses for their stables Wednesday morning after signing the adoption papers. The Marine Corps paid the standard adoption fee, …

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