Jennie and Dianne kick off a month of love as they delve into the fascinating bond between humans and their beloved equine companions. From the majestic thoroughbred racehorses to the reliable mules, these creatures have captured our hearts and imaginations for centuries. And in this episode, they will be discussing one of the most Ordinary Extraordinary tales of human-horse relationship - the story of Sergeant Reckless, a small mare who became a war hero and captured the hearts of the soldiers she served with. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and get ready to be inspired by this and other amazing tales of equine love.
To read more about Sergeant Reckless check out these books:
Sergeant Reckless: America's War Horse by Robin Hutton https://a.co/d/30cnRFv
Reckless: Pride of the Marines by Andrew Geer https://a.co/d/iNTqREu
Resources used to research this episode include:
Montgomery , L.M. Anne's House of Dreams. 1917. Online , Project Gutenberg , 1996.
Obscura, Atlas. "Fabius Page's Mule and Horse Graveyard ." https://www.atlasobscura.com. 27 Jan. 2023. www.atlasobscura.com/places/fabius-pages-mule-and-horse-graveyard. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.
Carolinas, Strange. "Mule And Horse Graveyard (Morrisville, NC) ." https://www.strangecarolinas.com. www.strangecarolinas.com/2021/05/mule-and-horse-graveyard-morrisville-nc.html?m=0. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.
Yigit-Smith, Robyn. "Remembering the Family Mules ." https://www.ourstate.com. 31 Aug. 2017. www.ourstate.com/remembering-the-family-mules/. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.
Hill, David. "The Story of Sergeant Reckless: Korean War Horse Served with Valor ." https://www.americasbestracing.net. 25 May 2020. www.americasbestracing.net/lifestyle/2020-the-story-sergeant-reckless-korean-war-horse-served-valor. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.
Photos: All photos of Sergeant Reckless and the U.S. Marine Corps are in the public domain --- Photo of Sergeant Reckless memorial located at Camp Pendleton in California taken by Deb Hellman and published to camppendletonhistoricalsociety.org --- Photo of Maud's grave at Fadius H. Page Horse & Mule Cemetery in North Carolina taken by Lissa Gotwals and published to ourstate.com.