First and foremost, the United States flag must always be held in the rider's right hand.
When carried in a procession with other flags, the United States flag should be carried on the marching right (that is, the flag's own right). If there is a line of other flags, it may also be carried in the front center of that line.
Click here for more information about the United States Flag Code.
All flags should be secured with a flag carrier. This is a small leather pouch that supports the bottom of the flag pole.
It can be buckled onto either the inside...
or the outside of the stirrup.
Today's photos (except for that of the flag carrier) were taken at the National Western Stock Show Parade held last January in Denver, Colorado. The large group of patriotic riders are members of the Westernaires drill team.