Back in the day, a horse was more than a ride. They were loyal companions who accompanied their masters to fight heroic battles, save them from an enemy attack and carry messages. War horses were considered the true heroes of battle as they combated enemy blows and survived to carry their masters back to refuge.
Here are 9 war heroes who are still remembered for their gallant service in history.
The courageous stallion who has poems written in his name was Maharana Pratap’s saviour. He was the real hero of the battle of Haldighati where he saved his master’s life by taking over a mighty elephant. Chetak reared high in the air and planted his hooves on the forehead of enemy Man Singh’s elephant. He then received a fatal wound on one of his legs. Chetak had a blue tinge on his coat and thus, Maharana Pratap is addressed as the Rider of the Blue Horse.
Yes, that’s the name of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s valiant horse who fought the American Civil War. It was due to the horse’s popularity that Lee was always the primary target of the enemy. Like an experienced traveller, Traveller would go for days without being exhausted. He was a horse with great stamina. However, during the Second Battle of Bull Run, Traveller got a bit nervous and retreated. He died by stepping on a nail and contracting tetanus.