Something that has been on my bucket list – and my heart – for quite a while, is to adopt, or at least sponsor, a retired working horse.
So, when a new client fell into my lap unexpectedly, I decided to check another two humanitarian things off my list – making a Kiva loan, and sponsoring a retired working horse! (hmmm, ok, so I’m a softie and ended up sponsoring two of them!)
…and I am SO excited to go and visit my beauties when I get back to England!
All hail the mighty Caesar! This striking 18.2hh Shire worked for Thames Valley Mounted Branch.
Caesar was the largest police horse and was the sergeant’s horse due to being extremely brave and imposing.
His duties included day to day patrolling of the entire Thames Valley.
Described as big and bold, Caesar has been injured on several occasions by missiles and objects during his working life.
His confident presence made him a very successful security horse, providing Close Protection security to HM The Queen’s Royal Procession.
Commando is a gorgeous 17.3hh, black gelding, born in 1997.
He had a long and distinguished career in the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
He also spent time at the Household Cavalry Training Wing.
Commando served at both the Golden and Diamond Jubilee parades (2002 ans 2012) as well as at the Royal Wedding in 2011.
Described by Officers as “a perfect Cavalry Black”, Commando retired to The Horse Trust in 2012.
If you would like more information on sponsoring a retired working horse, there are organisations all over the world – just Google “sponsor a retired working horse” and follow that by your state or county.
If you get stuck, just reach out to me and I will see what I can do to hook you up!