Leona Lewis is the latest starlet to reveal her passion for horses. The X Factor winner has had a poem about horses tattooed in a line down her spine.

The poem reads: ‘Their beauty captures every eye, a gift from God for all mankind, they lend us wings so we may fly, to ride a horse is to ride the sky.’

Leona, now 24, used to enjoy family holidays in Wales and reportedly loves horse riding in the countryside.

“I have always lived in London, but never saw myself as a city girl,” she told papers. “We used to stay at Fontgary and I’d go horse riding down there in the countryside.

“I used to love it because it was somewhere free and not small confined spaces.”