Heres a drawing of President George Washington riding a horsey! And he loves it SOOOOOO much! Besides puppet shows and having false ivory teeth George Washington's passion was horses. You can quote me as a historian on this matter. I glanced at a Washington's biography once. I also looked up his wikipedia page! I didn't read either of them though. I was too busy drawing him on a horsey! WEEE!!!! Look at him go! I bet he's riding like 12 mph on that bad stallion.
The British army was all: "Well he looks absolutely adorable on that horse there. It would be a shame to hinder his enjoyment with this silly war. Perhaps it's best that we go across the pond and leave these Americans alone. It's only polite that we do so." And thus we won the American Revolution.