Máta Stud, Puszta animals Hortobagy Reviews
Carriage tour on Puszta Jul 06, 2008
The leaflet tells:
Horse-drawn carriage drive into the puszta, visiting famous Hungarian rare breeds such as Grey Catlle, Noniusz Horse, Water Buffalo, Raczka Sheep and Woolly Pig. Visitors can get an inside into the traditional life of local herdsmen.
Possibilities for riding and other programmes in the Puszta.
A ticket costs: 2,300 Huf for adults, and 1,200 Huf for children (Price level 2008).
This is really worth the visit.
We did this tour on a sunny Summerday, it should be sunny I think, for it was just perfect.
The carriages stand waiting in line for their passengers, and once everyone was on board the horses started to walk.
After a litle while we saw some of the grey longhorned cattle, and I was eager to capture them with my camera. We did not stop, but were heading for some long, low buildings. It turned out the Hungarian breed of sheep were in there, we could go off the carriages, and had a look at them; they got such nice twisted horns.
Our guide with this tour explained everything in Hungarian en German, so we could understand the most of what she was talking about :)
Further on we went, to see the Grey Cattle, the Water Buffalo's, the Woolly Pigs, and ofcourse there were horses, and the horsemen showed their skills: the Puszta Five ofcourse, and how they have the horses acting dead while still on their backs, the whips with their sound of gun fire, on which the horses don't react, just fantastic! The children could do a little horsebackride, accompanied by the puszta herdsmen.
When back at Máta, people are able to look at the breeds in the Máta horse stables.
Part of the Train trip 2008 travel blog
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