Mike Tindall’s horse riding woes
Britain’s Mike Tindall wonders “what could have been” when he hears one of Zara Phillips’ friends has had a horse riding accident.
The 37-year-old rugby player – who is married to Princess Anne’s daughter – said despite not being adraid when watching the British Equestrian ride, hearing of other accidents does make him ponder what could happen if she had a bad fall.
Asked whether he is scared when he watches Zara on her horse, he said: “I don’t think so, at least not when I’m watching her jump. I think you are too absorbed in the competition. I might think about it at other times. When someone she is friends with has had a bad fall, you can think about what could have been.”
But the sportsman admitted he isn’t too concerned because of all the preparation Zara puts in for her performance.
He told The Sunday Telegraph: “Cross country is probably Zara’s strongest discipline out of the three, which is great because it is the most dangerous. I know how much she loves it and how much time she spends planning for it, walking courses and dotting all the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s.”