The Horsemen of the Puszta


| 7/15/2016 9:39:00 AM



Marilyn JonesViking River Cruises “Passage to Eastern Europe” offers insight into the history as well as contemporary life in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.

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While in Hungary passengers visit a farm to witness "The Horsemen of the Puszta." The men train their horses not to be afraid of the crack of the whip which simulates gunfire. The tradition comes from a time when the horses were used in battle. The whip never touches the horse.

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The horses are also trained to sit and lay as they once did to hide from the enemies in the tall grass of the Hungarian Plains.



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