Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid's joint horse riding lessons

THE 'PILLOWTALK' hitmaker has revealed the 21-year-old model is a natural equestrian whereas he spent their first lesson thinking how "freaky" it is.

He said: "My girlfriend rides a little bit. Actually, that's an understatement. She rides very well, and she has since she was a kid. She wants me to do it with her, and I'm not good. But I'm learning, and it's fun.

"My first lesson was on a really old horse that didn't move very much, so it wasn't that scary. She was on the other horse, the one that moved a lot more. She was jumping over hurdles and I just sat there like, 'Ok, this is freaky.'"

And the 23-year-old singer also revealed his ideal woman is someone who is intelligent and is able to teach him something.

He added: "I've always said it and I still stand by it: I find intelligence attractive. When I learn something from somebody and they teach me something, that's an attractive thing for me.

"Obviously, I find physical appearance attractive as well, but it's definitely squared more towards a personality as I've gotten older, because you can't have a long-term relationship unless you get on with the person. It doesn't matter really about the exterior."

Meanwhile, Zayn admitted he's not too keen on partying anymore and prefers to "Netflix and chill" with Gigi.

He told the new issue of Paper magazine: "I don't really enjoy going out too much and partying. I like to have my own time and be at home, and I kind of need a partner with me to do that. I just like the security of that. It feels good to me. It feels right. We'll see each other tonight and probably watch a film. Netflix and chill. Yeah, we do that a lot."



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