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Someone's Taking After Gan-Gan! Prince George Receives Riding Lessons On Zara Tindall's Shetland Pony

Date August 6, 2019 00:17

It is always beautiful to see little kids take after their grandparents, especially when it comes to their hobbies.

The Queen loves to gallop!

For as long as royal watchers can remember, Queen Elizabeth has always had a soft spot for horses. She began riding as early as when she was three years old, and she has not stopped at the ripe old age of 93!

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Her very first pony was gifted to her by her father, King George V when she was 4 and though many have raised concerns about her safety in her twilight years, she is not giving up her love for the majestic creatures.

She is still patron for many horse organizations, including Royal Windsor Horse Show amongst others.

It flows in the blood!

The royals have always had a soft spot for horses, but one member has especially caught our attention. It is 6-year-old Prince George, son to Prince William and Kate Middleton.

A source has revealed that the little prince has been receiving riding lessons on Aunty Zara's pony since he was four years old.

Zara Tindall, who is Prince William's cousin, is an acclaimed equestrian. To get the boy the lessons he needs, they borrowed one of her horses, a pony to be more precise.

The source said,

"William and Kate were really keen to get George riding – it's something all the royals do, and the whole family adores animals."

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The prince's love for horses was first noticed in 2016 when he looked at home in a saddle during the family's tour of Canada.

Meanwhile, Prince Charlotte, his younger sister, is not left out as she began riding at just 17 months old!

Getting your kid started

Perhaps this tidbit about the royals has got you interested in having your child take horse riding lessons. Well, it is not a big deal. During the lessons, you only have to ensure that you:

  • put safety first;
  • ensure that the lesson is well-planned and dynamic;
  • break down complex riding skills to the minimum;
  • give the child some creative room;

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  • keep the talk to a minimum during the lesson;
  • encourage and remain positive.

It is incredible that George is following his grandmother's footsteps! We can't wait for him to become a pro like the rest of the royal family.