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Charlotte Dujardin and her new horse Gio, aka Pumpkin, won a bronze medal for Team GB in individual dressage on day five in Tokyo, incredibly her sixth Olympic medal. If you fancy trying horse-riding, there are plenty of options in the New Forest, including brockenhurstridingstables.co.uk, which offers one- and two-hour rides as well as special rides for the beginner and more advanced riders, and Coombe Stables, coombeequestrian. com, currently offering walking hacks only. Contact operators for prices, more information about what they have available, and Covid-19 restrictions.
If you’d like to get close to a four-legged friend but not actually ride one, head for Brockenhurst Donkey Walks, a mile from Brockenhurst village, where you can brush, walk and generally hang out with an adorable donkey, £40 per donkey per hour for two people. You can book one or two hours. More info: brockenhurstdonkeywalks.com