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Throughout her life, the Queen has always had a fondness for horses, and was given her first horse (a Shetland pony) when she was just 4 years old.
New photographs taken over the weekend show the monarch, 94, taking a ride on a 14-year-old horse named Fern - and she shows no signs of giving up her love of riding horses anytime soon.More news: Second Ebola outbreak confirmed in Congo after four people die
The monarch has been joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, at Windsor Castle and a small group of household staff have reportedly been isolating with her.
The Queen looked happy and healthy as she enjoyed a ride around Windsor Castle. Photo credit: Steve Parsons/Getty.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said Her Majesty has enjoyed riding since childhood and was closely involved with the welfare of the horses she owns for breeding, riding and racing.
A series of stunning photos of Queen Elizabeth II horse riding have been shared.More news: Hardik Pandya and fiancée Natasa Stankovic expecting first baby
She added: "We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again".
In April, she marked her 94th birthday privately at Windsor Castle after she had cancelled all forms of public celebration amid the coronavirus lockdown.
From there, she has issued a number of rallying messages to the nation, including televised addresses that have been a rarity during her 68-year reign.
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