“He always gave me the world of confidence,” said Edwina, who competed the 18-year-old French-bred gelding at two Olympic Games.
“But everything comes to an end and you don’t want to put him in a position where he’s not going to be at his best.
“I wanted him to finish on a good note.”
We take a look back at this wonderful little French-bred gelding’s illustrious career in pictures.
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