Luisa Zissman unveils the stuffed body of her DEAD horse Madrono

‘Seeing him again today was so incredible’: Luisa Zissman breaks down after her beloved dead horse Madrono is preserved by a taxidermist

Luisa Zissman has unveiled the stuffed body of her dead horse Madrono, who died in 2019, after she claimed she couldn’t bear to let him go.

The Apprentice star, 33, broke down in tears as she was reunited with her beloved horse after he was preserved by a taxidermist.

She shared the emotional moment to her Instagram page on Tuesday, revealing that the white stallion would now take ‘pride of place’ in the entrance hall of her new house.

Immortalised: Luisa Zissman has unveiled the stuffed body of her dead horse Madrono, who died in 2019, after she claimed she couldn’t bear to let him go

The reality personality acknowledged that she was ‘weird’ to have this done to her late pet but explained the ‘overwhelming heartbreak’ she felt when he died.

She tagged taxidermist Simon Wilson to thank him for preserving her horse saying that seeing the animal again was ‘so incredible’.

Luisa penned: The day we were reunited ❤️⭐️ I know I’m weird, I know this isn’t normal but when Madrono had to be PTS [put to sleep] due to melanomas (cancer) I was shattered. 


Emotional: The Apprentice star, 33, broke down in tears on Tuesday as she was reunited with her beloved horse after he was preserved by a taxidermist

‘I had seen @simon_the_stuffa amazing work and he was the first person I called.

‘I can’t describe the overwhelming heartbreak when Madrono died I spent a week in bed and got stress induced vertigo (pathetic I know)

‘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)

‘And for those who listen to @annawilliamsonofficial and I LuAnna : The Podcast, you will be relieved to hear his b**ls are still intact.

‘Madrono will take pride of place in the entrance hall of my new house. ❤️❤️❤️’ 

Bringing him home: She shared the emotional moment to her Instagram page revealing that the white stallion would now take ‘pride of place’ in the entrance hall of her new house

Heartbreaking: The reality personality acknowledged that she was ‘weird’ to have this done to her late pet but explained the ‘overwhelming heartbreak’ she felt when he died

Luisa revealed her stallion had sadly passed away in December 2019 – and immediately announced her plan to get him stuffed by a taxidermist.

The heartbroken reality star took to her Instagram account to pay tribute to her equine companion after he lost his four-year battle with ‘aggressive melanomas’.

Luisa shared a collection of pictures of the majestic animal, including a memorable shot of him dressed up as a unicorn. 

She wrote: ‘My heart is broken. RIP Madrono, you were simply one in a trillion. I’m sorry I couldn’t do anymore for you. 

Sad news: Luisa revealed her stallion had sadly passed away in December 2019 – and immediately announced her plan to get him stuffed by a taxidermist

‘For 4years we have battled your melanomas and although I knew this day would come one day, I didn’t quite believe it. You’ve been the best horse ever for nearly 6years. So many amazing happy memories. I can’t believe it. 

‘Heartbroken doesn’t come close. thank you for being the best ever’.

Luisa also posted on her Stories at the time of Madrono’s death, announcing her decision to have him preserved as she ‘couldn’t bear to let him go’.

Magnificent: The heartbroken reality star took to her Instagram account to pay tribute to her equine companion after he lost his four-year battle with ‘aggressive melanomas’

She wrote: ‘Thank you for all your messages about Madrono. I’m heartbroken, he is suffering and there is nothing @royalvetcollege can do for him.

‘This is really weird but I cannot bear to let him go and have decided to have him taxidermed so I can keep him forever.’

Simon, the founder of Animatronic Animals Ltd,  is a the number one taxidermist in the UK and boasts a 40 year-long career.

Taxidermy refers to the art of preserving of an animal’s body via mounting or stuffing for the purpose of display or study. Animals are usually portrayed in a lifelike state. 

A full body mount for equines ranges from around £6,000 for a pony to £15,000 for a draft horse.    

Sad news: Luisa also posted on her Stories at the time of Madrono’s death, announcing her decision to have him preserved as she ‘couldn’t bear to let him go’

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