Retired military horse gets state recognition for loyal service

Gov. Kathy Hochul honored a special veteran on Friday who’s now retired and living in the Capital Region.

Sergeant York is a 31-year-old military horse. He made history in 2004 as the “riderless horse” at the funeral of former President Ronald Reagan.

Sergeant York is now retired at Equine Advocates. That’s a non-profit horse sanctuary in Valatie.

Hochul’s citation marks Sergeant York’s 25 years of loyal service.