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DLM00820 A teary-eyed Lorraine "Rainy" Melgosa clutches the flag that was presented to her by the U.S. Navy Color Guard for her draught horse "Mike" during a funeral service for the horse at Melgosa's farm in Manzanola, Colo. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006. Melgosa runs Wellington Carriage Company and for the past 13 years, Mike, a Percheron draught horse, pulled a hearse at some 500 funerals. Many of them, in recent years, were soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Sunday dozens of people, most of them family members of people carried to their final resting place by Melgosa and Mike came to the farm to pay their respects to the horse. (DARIN MCGREGOR/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) **Lorraine "Rainy" Melgosa (cq)

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