Welcome to the ranks, Iggy!
I’m going to open this with a declaration: celebrity gossip sites are ridiculous in general, but from an equestrian perspective, it’s really hard to tell what is “non-horse-people-speak” and what is actual legitimate news … or at least “news” in the tabloid sense, anyway. After a morning spent gleaning the gossip sites for news about our latest new celebrity equestrian, I was able to settle on one fact: Australian recording artist Iggy Azalea has joined the home team and climbed up into the saddle.
According to various sources, Iggy took up horseback riding upon the suggestion of a fan, who thought she might find it therapeutic (Ms. Azalea famously quit Twitter and her other social media in a long rant.) And apparently, it’s working — Iggy’s returned to her own Instagram account with photos of her new horses, a Swedish warmblood named Defender and a Dutch warmblood named Strictly Business (nicknamed “Muscle Man.”) Gossip sites call both horses “stallions” but we’re waiting for an equestrian source or Iggy herself to back up that claim.
Me & Defender, he’s a Swedish Warmblood…enjoying his first day in California A photo posted by Iggy Azalea (@thenewclassic) on
Me and SB today. His new nickname is Muscle Man and I just found out he’s a Dutch Warmblood for all the horse loving azaleans that have been asking. A photo posted by Iggy Azalea (@thenewclassic) on
We’re glad that Iggy has discovered what we knew all along — horses are a girl’s best friend, and the best refuge in a world full of haters. Maybe someday she and our other favorite celebrity equestrian Kaley Cuoco will get together for a nice hack. Best of luck in your equestrian career, Iggy — we’re rooting for you!
Thanks to reader Lisa Landis for the tip!