Images: Helping to procure horses in Khawajah Bahawuddin [Image 9 of 17]
Photo by Sgt. Kimberly Bratic
Sgt. 1st Class Pete Padgett, heavy weapons company mentor for the 5th Zone Afghan Border Police security force assistance team assigned to the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, checks over a horse during a recent mission to the 5th Kandak in Khawajah Bahawuddin, Badakhshan province, Afghanistan, June 27, 2012. Padgett, who owns horses back at his home in Eatonville, Wash., helped the 5th Kandak soldiers to decide which horses to buy from local farmers to use for the Kandak's mounted patrol of the Tajikistan border.