Horse riding Madge
From today’s Mirror‘s 3 AM gossip column:
“As if Madonna‘s bid to reinvent herself as an English country wife hasn’t gone far enough, the queen of pop has now turned to horse riding…
But in true Madge style, it hasn’t been without some diva-like behaviour. We hear the 46-year-old star recently booked an hour-long lesson at the Stag Lodge Stables, in Richmond Park, South-West London. And the novice rider quickly decreed that no one, apart from her instructor, should see her ride in the arena.
“Madonna didn’t want to be recognised at all, so she booked the place out,” says our source. “She was adamant and insisted that she have the arena to herself.”
Despite her uncharacteristic shyness, Madge was so taken with her latest pursuit that she even borrowed two nags from the stables, to ride at her country estate. “Madge asked for two horses – Fifi and Phoenix. She also hired equipment, including hats, saddles, reins etc. After three days, the horses were sent back to the school. “She seems really keen on riding now.”
It’s just the latest outdoor pursuit for the energetic mother-of-two, whose country base is Ashcombe Park, in Wiltshire. Along with horse riding, fitness fanatic Madge does yoga, has taken up karate and uses a Gyrotonic expansion rack to stretch and tone her muscles.
“She’s already very muscly and the riding will firm up her thighs even more,” continues our source. “Madonna has really embraced country living and, after changing her mind about shooting, she feels riding is a much less brutal hobby.”
From The Mirror