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Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard to boost morale with neighborhood rides

Posted at 1:18 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 15:32:53-04

FORT CARSON — The Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard will ride through Army Family Housing neighborhoods every Tuesday and Thursday to help increase morale, according to a release.

Starting this Thursday at 1:15 p.m., Army families will be given the opportunity to see the 4th Infantry Division horses, with rides lasting about two and a half hours. To abide by social distancing, no personnel will be allowed to pet the horses and must maintain a distance of 12 feet from the soldiers and animals, according to the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office.

Tuesday rides will be through housing areas south of Gate 1, including Navajo North, Navajo South, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Blackfoot Hill, Ute Hill, Dakota Ridge, Iroquois and Chippewa.

Rides on Thursdays will be through housing areas north of Gate 1, including Apache, Arapahoe, Cherokee East, Cherokee West, Choctaw, Comanche, Pawnee, Shoshoni and Sioux.