A Lone Charger
Ė ANZAC Day marches are often led by a lone riderless horse, with a pair of boots pointing
backwards in the saddles stirrups. Saxon people often buried a great warriors horse with him so it could serve him in
the afterlife. Modern time have been kinder to the horse and it has been led along as part of itís masterís funeral
procession, with his boots, like the arms of his soldierís, reversed, as a sign of respect. In some ANZAC Day parades a
lone charger has been added to the parade as an additional symbol of respect and mourning, often for the men of the
Light Horse units.