Queen Elizabeth has died and in her honor I would like to reblog this post. She loved horses. The one featured in this post was one of her favorites.
I recently got an interesting comment from Susan who had read my blog post “The Day I met a Cavalry Black”. In this post I had called the horse Winston. I had just made this up to be honest, as I felt he was such a nice fellow I should give him a name. But Susan told me the Queen had ridden a horse called Winston. He was a Chestnut gelding and King George VI had ridden him in the Trooping of the Color in 1947 and the Queen rode him in the Trooping from 1949 to 1956.
Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Winston.
Winston, whose sire was Erehwemos, was foaled in Yorkshire in 1937. In 1944 he was sold to the Mounted Branch of theMetropolitan Police Service.Although named afterWinston Churchill, the letter “W” was used to name…
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