Queen Elizabeth was reunited with her former horse yesterday (19.10.17).

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

The 91-year-old royal came face-to-face with her equine Knock Castle after her four-legged friend was a part of the parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery at London's Hyde Park.

A tweet on the Royal Family Twitter account read: "Following the Parade, The Queen meets Left Section Commander Captain Emma Hollywell, who reunites HM with her horse 'Knock Castle'.

"Knock Castle was given to the Troop by HM in August & is being retrained from racing to be in the @KingsTroopRHA.(sic)"

Knock Castle appeared to be well behaved, but in August the queen was reunited with a pony who previously tried to bite her.

She met up with mischievous Shetland pony Cruachan IV once again while on holiday at her Scottish residence of Balmoral, but managed to see the funny side.

The equine made a noise, and Elizabeth said: "Oh, we know where you are."

Elizabeth came face-to-face with Cruachan IV again while meeting 2nd Battalion Royal Highland Fusiliers, who count the pony as their mascot.

In 2014, the horse tried to bite the queen but she managed to avoid any injury, and Cruachan IV seems to have calmed down now.

The monarch is known to be a huge horse racing fan and attends the Royal Ascot race meeting on an annual basis.

In 2013, the queen was named Owner of the Year at the Racehorse Owners Association Awards.

It came after her horse Estimate won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, the first time a reigning sovereign had won the prize in the race's 207-year history.


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