Photographer's Note

According to many novels the people of the puszta lived in a strict hierarchy with the horseherds (csiks) on the top, the cattlehers (gulys) on the medium and the shepherds on the lowest level. Since they met rarely someone from another class the hierarchy had practical importance almost only in the pub where the guest from the higher class must have been served first.

Of course, a horseherd must have been not only a good horse keeper but also a good rider therefore training of riding stunts was part of their daily routine. To ride five horses simultaneously while standing on two of them is said to be an especially difficult stunt.

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Additional Photos by Laszlo Koenig (Jakab) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 449 W: 213 N: 1282] (3867)
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