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THE HORSE - National Horse Exhibition, Hungary

Updated: Nov 7, 2022


* DISCLOSURE *

These images are from the Agriculture History Museum exhibit in Hungary. I did not write the text nor create any of the artwork in the images. I just took the pics. I'm sharing this info here so you can get a *quick and dirty* on the history of the Hungarian horse and specifically the Kisber-felver breed. If there is info not explained by me, please use the internet to find out more. (Credit for the exhibit is at the end of this post.)


A LITTLE BACKDROP

Mounted Falconer (9th century)


A VISIT TO THE AGRICULTURE MUSEUM

On our first full day in Budapest, we made our way to the Agriculture History museum, which happened to be housed in a castle. Lucky us! Upon our arrival we encountered a sign that explained a movie (a historical reenactment of the Conquest) was being filmed on location and the entrance to the Hungarian horse exhibit (we needed) was on the other side. Before we went our merry way, I had to see what the movie was about and joked with the guard that we thought perhaps the filming had something to do with Harry Potter (because of the castle bit). He smiled.

Once we entered the museum, we headed straight for the HORSE - NATIONAL HORSE EXHIBITION upstairs. I was relieved to find that most of the information was both in Hungarian and English which allowed for me to absorb as much as I could; of course still taking pictures of everything. Anything relevant to my project was fair game, therefore, it was difficult to not document the entire exhibit. Seriously. (If you zoom into the images that have text on it you should be able to read without too much strain, hopefully.)

(A VERY BRIEF & CONDENSED) HISTORY OF THE HUNGARIAN HORSE



(above) HIGH RANKING MAGYAR RIDERS FROM THE CONQUEST PERIOD
PEASANT SADDLE (19th c.)
RE-ENACTOR HORSEMAN during the CONQUEST period MAGYAR CLOTHING
HORSE BREEDING DISTRICTS of HUNGARY and NORTHERN TRANSYLVANIA (1944)
HUNGARIAN HORSE BREEDS
Click the slider to see 7 of the 9 Hungarian horse breeds

THE RACEHORSE

THE ROLE OF THE THOROUGHBRED IN HUNGARIAN BREEDING
FAMOUS HUNGARIAN RACE HORSES SKELETON

FLIP PANELS with INFORMATION BEHIND EACH IMAGE (seen below)

"THE HORSE - NATIONAL HORSE EXHIBITION"
NATIONAL AGRICULTURE MUSEUM, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 2022

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Kimberley, reach out to Voices for Biodiversity's editor (Debra@voicesforbiodiversity.org) to see if she'd like to work with you on an article about horses and your making of this film.

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