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Riders of the Puszta

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 16 May 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The Puszta: Also called the Great Plain. In the 19th century, this vast prairie was the Wild West of Hungary, and immense herds of livestock grazed here under the watchful eye of the cowboys.

We traveled about an hour from Budapest to a traditional Hungarian horse farm. The whip carrying horsemen took us around and through the Puszta by horse-carriage. Next came a traditional horse show, which included breathtaking horseback performances and races around a series of posts.

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Remembers a western movie.

16 May 2009 5:43am

@Ana Lúcia: Me too.

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

Very Nice shot :)

16 May 2009 6:11am

@Saeed Rasoulof: Thanks.

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

Happy riders. I like that dust which is caused by those riders. Great shot.

16 May 2009 6:48am

@Hidalgo: Thanks.

Marzieh from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

16 May 2009 7:32am

@Marzieh: Thanks.

Don from spokane, United States

This is a very strong shot of these charing horses! It conveys so much violent action. A great shot.

16 May 2009 1:46pm

@Don: They really were fast. Thanks.

Kathe from Marquette, Michigan, United States

Looks like some fierce competition. ;^)

16 May 2009 2:25pm

@Kathe: It was. They did several races and games like that.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture, Barbara. I love the flowing hair.

16 May 2009 6:27pm

@john4jack: Thank you.

isidro from Spain

excelente composición!

16 May 2009 11:28pm

@isidro: Thanks. I didn't like the post, but we had to stay on some seats, so there was no way to miss it.

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Interesting... thanks for sharing.

17 May 2009 2:13am

@Bethany: Thanks for commenting.

JanW from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Great shot, love the action!!

17 May 2009 8:47pm

@JanW: Thank you!

lisa v from Gawler, Australia

Oh well done! terrific photo

23 May 2009 2:11am

@lisa v: Thanks, Lisa.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Lovely shot....

24 May 2009 5:34am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you.

Kris from Superior, United States

I LOVE this!!! How did you manage to get them all in such perfect formation? Great action shot!!

27 May 2009 11:27am

@Kris: Thanks Kris. That was the way they rode, and it was beautiful to see.

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