Old Cavalrymen Never Die – They Just Keep Riding!

This turned up on facebook today and from all investigation is accurate and true!

Donovan “Van” Ketzler, at 89 years old, is possibly the oldest veteran of the U.S. cavalry still riding!

“When he says, I’m finished riding, that’s when I start planning his funeral,” Jeff (his son) says. “That’s his life and has been from a very early age.”


I’ve known a number of people who rode horses well into their 90’s and a couple who made it past 100. Myself, I want to ride until it drop dead in the saddle. And if I can no longer ride, just shoot me and get it over with.

Ride to live, live to ride!


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