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    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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    1. conceptvessel 54 months ago | reply

      yes, photography is a form of magic... here is proof. :)*

    2. mirandomicamino 54 months ago | reply

      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

    3. The hills are alive* 54 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for your kind comments!!!
      So glad that you have shared the experience too.... So much beauty, so much history, such a big communion between horse and rider....
      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.

    4. mirandomicamino 54 months ago | reply

      :)* Spanish horses..

    5. otchipotchi 54 months ago | reply

      a show of elegance!

    6. Kat... 54 months ago | reply

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

    7. bunchadogs & susan 54 months ago | reply

      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!
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      admired and loved in the little dog laughed [vote on the latest CONTEST]

    8. dangeri. 54 months ago | reply

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

    9. miladykay 54 months ago | reply

      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.

    10. The hills are alive* 54 months ago | reply

      Ultimate elegance :^)
      All these old photographs are damaged, so I am having to use a lot of gentle coaxing to bring them to life.
      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.
      Thanks pal :^)
      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.....)

    11. ScaryLily 54 months ago | reply

      Well coaxed into life- this is wonderful with the 'patina' it time has given it!

    12. -Bite-Me- [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      love this one
      there so graceful..beautiful lipizzaner..i went to lipica once..many years ago :)

    13. jessthespringer 54 months ago | reply

      beautiful, such composure and discipline from both. something magical about white horses I think.
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      the little dog laughed the little dog laughed

    14. CMSi 54 months ago | reply

      fabulous! Love old photos!

    15. mel-pin 54 months ago | reply

      The rider has a very Rebrandt face ~

      I adore white horses~~

    16. the billyllama 54 months ago | reply

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

      ( simply perfect !-)

    17. zelnunes 54 months ago | reply

      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!

    18. Sani_ 52 months ago | reply

      horse back

    19. choppyRocks…packing and moving! 45 months ago | reply

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

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