The Queen's horses are welcoming visitors to the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which starts today. Horses from left to right: Alpine, Mingulay, George (named after the Queen’s Father), Anson, Dawn and Emma (The Queen's Riding Pony). Grooms, from left to right: Harriet White, Zoe McDonald, Christopher Allen and Sadie Henderson.
Big Duke: The five-year-old shire horse is 6'7'' at his shoulders (19.3 hands), weighs a ton, and is continuing to grow. Here is Big Duke with friend Sara Ross. Duke - who in equestrian terms is a little over 19.3 hands and was rescued in 2006 when his former owner died suddenly. He has since become a star attraction at The Horse Refuge in Tenterden, Kent (from Equine Calculator)