The Apprentice star Luisa Zissman has unveiled the stuffed body of her dead horse, Madrono, who passed away in 2019.
The 33-year-old was left emotional when she was reunited with her beloved stallion, who has been preserved by taxidermist Simon Wilson.
On Instagram, the celeb opened up about the moving moment.
She wrote: “You’re home now.
“My beautiful Madrono. He is the most beautiful, majestic, stunning horse of a lifetime.
“Thank you @simon_the_stuffa you have captured everything about him so perfectly. Feeling very emotional.”
Since sharing the post, Luisa has acknowledged she may be considered ‘weird’ for having her late pet taxidermied.
However, the reality star says she felt compelled to as she was experiencing an ‘overwhelming heartbreak’.
Over on the LuAnna podcast, she revealed she was going to have the horse taking ‘pride of place’ in her entrance hall.
She said: “Seeing him again today was so incredible. He’s perfect, his kind eyes are exactly the same, the little swirls in his coat, his beautiful mane all so perfect.
“Thank you @simon_the_stuffa and your team. You really have made me so happy! (Even though I’m ugly crying).”
Taxidermy is the art of preserving an animal’s body by having it mounted or stuffed for the purpose of having it displayed. Typically, animals are posed in a lifelike state.
For a full-body mount of a pony, it usually costs around £6,000. But for a whole draft horse, it can cost as much as £15,000.
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