A mum pulled a life-size resin horse from Chepstow to London, in tribute to her daughter, and was greeted along the way by Prince William writes NOAH SMITH.

Emma Webb pulled her 30kg horse, named Miles, 158 miles to raise awareness of suicide after her 16-year-old daughter and promising equestrian, Brodie, ended her own life in 2020.

Emma has managed to raise more than £45,000, some of which will go to mental health and suicide prevention charity Papyrus, and she started the epic trek from Chepstow Racecourse, and went through Bath, Reading, Slough and ending at London for the London International Horse show.

This hasn’t been Emma’s first rodeo, as in 2021 she completed a 285-mile walk, but the meeting of Prince William in Slough no doubt made this walk special as well.

She told the BBC at the end of her journey that “when I look back at the journey and the days that we had, the ups the downs, the amazing surprises along the way and everybody coming out and supporting, it’s just been such a journey that I’ll never, ever forget.”

On meeting Prince William, she said it left her flabbergasted and that she “didn’t know what to do. He just opened his arms and I thought, he wants to give me a hug, so I gave him a great big hug.”

Emma said on the future of Miles that “he’s not going anywhere - we may have another little adventure.”

Anyone wishing to contribute towards the fundraiser can do so at : https://www.justgiving.com/team/doitforbrodie