Iggy Azalea has taken up horseback riding to help her relax.

The 'Fancy' hitmaker, who quit social media in February because she decided it was time to take ''a break'' after critics blasted her bikini body, recently decided to start attending equestrian classes in Los Angeles on a regular basis and finds them very therapeutic.

A source said: ''One of Iggy's mentors suggested she try riding to help relieve all the stress the trolls on Twitter were causing her. When Iggy tried it out, she immediately felt a connection to the horses.''

The blonde beauty splashed out on her first brown steed called Defender late last month, and couldn't resist sharing a picture of her new ''baby'' on Instagram, with the caption: ''Me & Defender, he's a Swedish Warmblood...enjoying his first day in California''

But it seems the 'Black Widow' hitmaker could soon be in need of her own ranch and stables, as she also showed off a new white pedigree horse called Strictly Business this week.

Alongside a photograph of herself sitting in the saddle, she wrote: ''Me and today. His new nickname is Muscle Man and I just found out he's a Dutch Warmblood for all the horse loving azaleans that have been asking (sic).''

The insider told America's OK! magazine: ''It looks like she's in it for the long haul.''