14-year-old girl teaches horse the perfect trick for Veterans Day

Posted at 7:12 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 19:12:14-05

CLINTON, Mo. -- A Missouri girl who wanted to do something special for Veterans Day decided changing her Facebook profile picture or using the right hashtag wasn't enough.

Instead, the "Show Me State" teen demonstrated her own respect for the country's veterans by teaching her horse a special trick.

Autumn Winkler shared two photos on Monday of her daughter, Landyn Mount, with her American Saddlebred horse "An Unlisted Angel" and a video that shows the horse doing a new trick it's been working on for a few months. 

"This past summer, Landyn decided she needed to teach her best friend in the world (the horse) how to bow in case any veterans ever stopped by the barn," Winkler said.

The horse is currently being kept in a stable just west of Clinton, Missouri.

"Everyone said this horse was untrainable, and this kid has worked nonstop to prove them wrong," Winkler said.

Winkler says Landyn just turned 14 and thought of teaching the horse the trick herself.

"Landyn would love to send out a warm thank you to all the veterans in the area," Winkler added.

Landyn's great-grandfather served in World War II, her grandfather served in the Vietnam War and her uncle also served in the military.

Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11.