I’ve looked hard at the images I have from the Hungarian plains and the Magyar horsemen at the Puszta…I can’t see that they use stirrups, and articles that I have read suggest that they don’t. They are seriously talented horsemen:
Linked to January Squares at Becky’s here
what a fantastic photograph, more like a painting. Will pop back again shortly to see it in all its glory on my larger screen
I’m back and loving it even more on the big screen – the maybe no stirrups but an uplifting shot and they are holding the reins up high!
Yay! Multiple Ups!
Well, I was pleased with this one …taken with my Nikon FM2 on a colour transparency and scanned in. The land was very dry, and the galloping horses were kicking up dust, then you have the contrast with the rich blue cloaks of the horsemen,,..
Exactly, the contrast and the blue just make it fabulous
Hope this makes it into the gallery! And am I the first stirrup?
I will make a note to make sure it does – hope to work on the gallery this afternoon for a Sunday showing (ah sorry no, you’re the third!)
Oh, darn it…oh well
We’ve haven’t had a superb or syrup yet – at least I don’t think we have.
Haha! You might or might not have had my tomorrow’s yet….
You have had a superb – Tish.
Ah, you’re on the ball, Jude!
I remember a conversation with her about a superb Fairywren.
And now you say it, that rings a bell!
ooh well remembered 😀
I was the first with something, so perhaps that should be used, only I can’t remember what it was!!
ooh yes you were – gone out of head at the moment too. I will have a hunt later 🙂
Well, no ‘stirrup’, no ‘up’. I’d say ‘fail’, if it weren’t such a great photo 😉
Becky has given it fulsome praise, so I’d say you’re on a hiding to nothing!
You’ve excelled yourself with today’s up, Sue, and that is a beautiful shot 🙂 🙂
Probably my best image of that marvellous trip
The blue colour of their costumes is so rich, Sue. The Mongols used no stirrups, and they managed to conquer half of the known world at the time.
Best wishes, Pete.
Indeed they did
That’s a great photo.
I was pleased with that one, Jude! Thanks. Brings back some memories
Oh how fun is your title and photo for today 😀
Pleased you enjoyed it, Cee!
Of course I love this. It appears that they’re riding bareback. Is that right?
I believe so! And I even saw one chap stand on the horse’s back and gallop along….
What a great photo, Sue. Wow…riding bareback!
I know….and we saw them standing on the back of horses too….I’ve dug out the only. Image I have and shall post it soon!
Gorgeous, Sue – what colours! And once a horse girl – I would have fallen off without stirrups and – bareback!
What colours indeed! And I have a not very good image of a man standing on a horses back! I shall post it soon
I must agree with Becky, it really does look like a painting. Very good image Sue 🙂
Many thanks, Brian!
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Fantastic color on this photo. Great observation too! It looks like an oil painting. 🙂