Haze doesn’t deter Mahathir from horse riding

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, donning a mask, going horse riding at the Universiti Putra Malaysia Equine Centre today. (Twitter pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The early morning drizzle today did not stop Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad from indulging in one of his favourite recreational activities — horse riding at Universiti Putra Malaysia Equine Centre here.

In fact, with the air quality marginally improved by the rain, Mahathir spent an hour riding, complete with a face mask to protect him against the haze currently blanketing most parts of the country.

“Horseback riding is a kind of therapy for me,” he tweeted in his Twitter account @chedetofficial.

In a two-minute video post on his official Facebook and YouTube accounts, the 94-year-old prime minister was also seen feeding carrots to the horse and later gave a thumbs-up sign for the camera.