Another one of my old photographs. I saw the Spanish Riding School perform in London - not in Vienna where they are based. They perform haute ecole - dressage to standards that are unbelievably high. I hope these noble horses also get the chance to play as well as work.

 

 

Texture layer from ghostbones, with many thanks.

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  • jeanne 5y

    yes, photography is a form of magic... here is proof. :)*
  • Caminante 5y

    Ohh, wonderful capture!Ilove horses
    One day ,you have to see the "Real escuela española del Arte Ecuestre"
    www.realescuela.org/
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2YXkbq6fFA&feature=related
  • Caroline 5y

    Crafty Dogma leighton gleicher Martin Hoogeboom magic fly paula helena chrysallidis *haibar jeanne Thank you so much for your kind comments!!!
    Room With A View So glad that you have shared the experience too.... So much beauty, so much history, such a big communion between horse and rider....
    Caminante That was fantastic Gracia.... I had no idea that Spain also had such a wonderful dressage tradition. I love the coaches too. Wow..... That was an amazing video. Thank you so much.
  • Caminante 5y

    :)* Spanish horses..
  • Caroline 5y

    :* Me too :^)
  • Paula Valentim 5y

    a show of elegance!
  • Kat... 5y

    Wonderful ! With the texture the picture seems to be taken a very very long time ago...
  • susan 5y

    they are both so elegant.
    I loved horses too. I so wanted one of my own. still do.
    won't happen.
    but I can dream. and look at lovely photos like this.
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    thank you so much for sharing your photo with the group!
    *
    admired and loved in the little dog laughed [vote on the latest CONTEST]
  • mari 5y

    wonderful as usual Caroline..:-))
    Found and admired in:
    the little dog laughed
  • miladykay 5y

    An absolutely Grand Photo!! I have seen where they perform in Vienna, unfortunately there weren't any shows going on at that time. I've always admired them.
  • Caroline 5y

    Paula Valentim Ultimate elegance :^)
    Kat... All these old photographs are damaged, so I am having to use a lot of gentle coaxing to bring them to life.
    susan I always wanted a horse too, but my parents could never afford one. Instead they gave me a dog called Bobby - who filled all our lives with bucket loads of happiness :^) I never knew you were a horse coverter too. They are amazingly wonderful creatures.
    mari Thanks pal :^)
    miladykay That building looks absolutely amazing, and it must have been a wonderful experience to see it. Hopefully one day you will be able to catch one of their displays too. (To see them perform in that building would of course be the ultimate.....)
  • ScaryLily 5y

    Well coaxed into life- this is wonderful with the 'patina' it time has given it!
  • -Bite-Me- 5y

    love this one
    there so graceful..beautiful lipizzaner..i went to lipica once..many years ago :)
  • Sinead Murphy 5y

    beautiful, such composure and discipline from both. something magical about white horses I think.
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    Seen and appreciated in:
    the little dog laughed the little dog laughed
  • Marlene Simmons 5y

    fabulous! Love old photos!
  • mel-pin 5y

    The rider has a very Rebrandt face ~

    I adore white horses~~
  • Bill 5y

    haunting and so beautiful, caroline... i love this!

    ( simply perfect !-)
  • zelnunes 5y

    tired to see it in Viena, but no tickets available!
    It has a ghostly feeling indeed

    I saw this fantastic image in *Simply Perfect* / Invited Photos Only Thank you for sharing!
  • Sani_ 5y

    horse back
  • choppyRocks…packing and moving! 4y

    I love this so much….just gobsmacked, you know, some photos just hit you in the gut!
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