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TOM

1994

Gelding

Bay

17.2hh

2006

Career

Royal Mews

Getting muddy!

Tom Working

Tom Retired

Tom (also known as ‘Big Tom’) served as a Carriage Horse at The Royal Mews Buckingham Palace and Sandringham.

He took part in many State Occasions until 2005 when he was sadly diagnosed with a potentially fatal arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat, and so was retired to The Horse Trust.

On a daily basis he is fit, healthy and happy but unfortunately his condition means there is a chance he might suffer a fatal heart attack at any moment, making him unsuitable for work. However, this is not a certainty and some horses live very long lives with this condition. Big Tom seems to be thoroughly enjoying his long retirement in the fields with his friends.

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