• U.S. Special Forces on horseback. Afghanistan, 2001
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  • Special Forces on horseback. Afghanistan, 2001
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Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

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Thestatue, a 16-foot-tall bronze of a Special Forces soldier on horseback,may wind up in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan once the protesterscamped there depart. But for now, it is bound for a temporary spot in abuilding a block from the World Trade Center site.

Thestatue, a 16-foot-tall bronze of a Special Forces soldier on horseback,may wind up in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan once the protesterscamped there depart. But for now, it is bound for a temporary spot in abuilding a block from the World Trade Center site.

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After committing to build the statue, Blumberg was invited to , where he met veterans of Task Force Dagger. He learned that his depiction of the Green Beret wasn't at all accurate. Blumberg invited them to his studio where they worked closely with him to be sure he got the horse and soldier precisely correct. Blumberg took six weeks to re-sculpt the piece until he was sure it was accurate in every detail. It depicts a Special Forces on horseback leading the invasion into Afghanistan. He is holding field glasses in one hand. An with an attached is slung under his shoulder. An outline of a wedding band is visible under the glove of the soldier's left hand. Blumberg said, “That’s my way of tipping my hat to wives, marriages and strain on families. It’s to acknowledge the stresses caused by multiple deployments.” Blumberg created the sculpture's face without using a model or photos. It does not represent the face of a specific individual.