Every WARHorse knows that the first sign of spring rejuvenates our zeal for riding. Apparently the effect reached the Queen who went for a ride earlier today. Joined by her Head Groom, Terry Pendry, the two enjoyed a trot along the Thames near Windsor Castle. Reports suggest the Queen was riding her black Fell pony, Carltonlima Emma.

The Queen who turns 91 next month is famous for her love of horses. She began riding at the age of four on a Shetland pony named Peggy.

The Queen and her first pony, Peggy


Photography Courtesy Kelvin Bruce