Kate Middleton learning horse riding

Updated: Nov 04, 2012, 16:00 PM IST

London: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is learning how to ride horses, even though she`s allergic to them.

"(Prince) William has always wanted her to ride with him. Horses are a big part of his life. He grew up watching his mother Princess Diana ride and he learned very young. He even had a pony of his own since before he could even ride," showbizspy.com quoted a source as saying.

"He would love to share his love of horses and horseback riding with Kate and she really wants to make him happy," said the source.

The 30-year-old, whose maiden name is Kate Middleton, married William in Westminster Abbey April 29 last year.

"She`s really looking forward to being able to join in all the family activities that involve riding. She feels it`s more than worth it to feel like part of the family," the source said.