Her Majesty the Queen
Her Majesty the Queen, who died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96, was a passionate horse lover. Some of the most iconic images of her reign show her horseback. Queen Elizabeth’s very first horse was a Shetland pony named Peggy, given to her at the young age of 4 as a birthday present from her grandfather, King George V.
It's difficult to image being royalty, let alone living that life, but as horse lovers there is a connection regardless of status. Royalty portrays the majesty, beauty, glamour, and awe that a horse projects into the heart of a horse lover. It deserves respect because of its strength and command yet is loved because of its personality.
The Queen had an unbridled passion for horses. Perhaps this sparked her exceptional ability to keep a sense of formality yet connect with people. That same delicate balance exists in a relationship with a horse. A horse must respect its rider and listen to commands yet retain a desire to perform and please.
The Queen’s grandfather, His Royal Highness King George V, helped prepare this young girl for the life set before her by giving her a horse. Likewise, many grandparents, whether royalty or not, invest in their grandchildren and the life set before them through this regal animal.
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