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April 2024


Household Cavalry


Iago Working

Iago Retired

Iago retired to our sanctuary from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) where he worked for 16 incredibly noble years. He took part in all major parades, including the Royal Weddings of William & Kate and Harry & Meghan, the Diamond and Platinum Jubilee parades and the King’s Coronation! He was also a regular on Trooping the Colour, the State opening of Parliament, as well as being on countless Queen’s and now King’s Life Guards.

When he was younger, Iago was taken by one of the riding instructors as a competition horse due to his athletic ability. Towards the end of his career, he was best suited to being in the Mounted Band, which highlights his calm and brave nature. Being amongst crowds and music of this magnitude is not for every horse!

A spokesperson for the Household Cavalry said; “as Iago reaches his twilight years, he is still very active both mentally and physically. He was always very alert in the stable lines, and was an absolute pleasure to work around.”

At the grand age of 23, Iago now suffers with chronic back pain which was becoming apparent when the team observed changes in his behaviour. Because of this, the decision was made to grant Iago a well-earned retirement amongst our acres of lush green grass in Buckinghamshire.

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