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Life After Racing: Wigram's Turn

Posted by MWE: 12.15 PM Tuesday 20 July 2021

Wigram's Turn (USA) joined us from Andrew Balding and won at Wolverhampton in 2011. He is now 16-years-old for the last 14 months has been in the care of Tina Manning.

Sadly Wiggy had had an accident whilst doing cross country for a previous owner and this resulted in arthritic knees and both front fetlocks. Luckily Wiggy was acquired by Tina, whose interests lie in rehab, and she has worked wonders with him. She has got his diet right and he is happy and healthy and lives with Tina’s daughter’s 19-year-old Connemara pony Cherry.

Wiggy and Cherry are absolutely inseparable. Wiggy won't ever be ridden again.

Tina says “He is so funny, he makes me laugh every day! From tipping the wheelbarrow over, to dumping his brushes and on one occasion his whole grooming kit in his water bucket!! I understand from researching his past that he left your yard about 7 years ago, after being treated like an absolute king”.

“He's my ginger pet and I literally love him to the moon and back! He's with me for life. I've taught him some tricks like saying please with his front leg for a carrot, giving you kisses for carrots and others. Thank you for finding lovely homes for your horses and please know that Wiggy is loved and cared for and will be to the end”.

Wiggy and Cherry

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