Imagine galloping down the trails on Rotten Row in Hyde Park, the most famous equestrian venue in England for 300 years, that is where we are taking you today. Today’s episode is all about London and Southern England. Listen, as we share stories of the amazing countryside and cityside locations where you can rent a horse for an hour long hack, go for a couple of days trail riding or simple take a lesson on some of the most beautiful horses in the world. When you are not riding, perhaps take a tour through the Royal Mews and discover coaches, horses and carriages at the Queen’s stables. We can’t wait to share with you all the great places to see and things to do in London and southern England. Please continue to submit questions and topic ideas for future shows.
From Shetland Ponies to Shire Horses: Great Britain has them all!
For a small, island nation, they have a remarkable diversity of domestic animals and the equine gene pool is richer for it.
Some of the well known horse breeds that the British Royals use, are the Cleveland Bays and the Windsors Greys. The Windsor Greys draw the carriages in which the Queen and other members of the royal family travel. The Cleveland Bays are the working horses that are used for other day to day activities.
Now if you are in the Dartmoor area, the Dartmoor ponies are a good looking, quality child riding pony. They however are becoming a random sight and strict rules have been placed on breeding although local ponies that show true breed qualities can be registered.
The New Forest ponies are recognized mountain and moorland pony breeds. Ranging from 12 hand to 14.2 hands they are known for being good riding mounts and are valued for hardiness, strength and sure footedness.
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- Galloping in Hyde Park
- New Forest Ponies
- Changing of the guard
- Royal Carriages
- Discovering Dartmoor, the last wilderness of Great Britain
- Riding the beautiful landscapes of the Cotswolds
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