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Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:39 pm ]
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I didn't know Marie Antoinette liked betting on horses (racing) until now, actually. Did she like horses?

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:06 am ]
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:D I used to love horses....
No doubt she loved horses. Marie Antoinette loved animals in general... :D

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:43 am ]
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I love horses too. 8) They're so cute, despite their tennis ball sized brains. What is the reason for you not liking horses I don't mean to pry? Curiosity killed the cat. :) I meant going to a horse race and placing bets too. I definately appreciate the answer too. :D

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:54 am ]
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Just as you said, horses aren't the brightest bulb. And it was a phase. I still love them, though. I used to ride them quite seriously, but then I became interested in Marie Antoinette!
I believe there was one scene where Marie Antoinette's husband asked her to quiet down because she was cheering so loudly for her favorite horse at the races! :D

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:44 am ]
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I come from a family who are quite keen on horses,so I have been around them for quite a long time. Were you a hunter or a jumper or am I prying again? Vraiment? I did not know that Marie Antoinette made a scene during a race! I am certainly learning new things each day! :)

Author:  Hans Axel [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:06 pm ]
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Antoinette loved riding horses, she even used to follow Louis when he was hunting. Though her mother Maria Theresa, and many with her, disapproved she did it anyway.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:14 pm ]
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Yes I remember reading that she loved to ride horses also. :)

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:10 am ]
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I suppose I rode hunter jumper... I was never very talented at riding, though. A canter is as far as I got. But just being around horses was good enough for me! :D
I'm like that with cats now. I love cats! :wink:
I didn't know that horse races were around back then until I read one of EM Vidal's blog entries.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:42 am ]
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Ah I see. Sadly, I haven't gotten past trot yet, even though I've been around horses since nearly day one. :oops:

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:26 pm ]
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I have advice to give: If you take lessons, tell your teacher that you really want to canter. I told my teacher, and within a fortnight I was cantering.
Cantering certainly makes you feel light-headed... :mrgreen: Something about traveling that fast on a horse...

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:31 pm ]
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Sadly I haven't the time to ride horses. :cry:

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:33 pm ]
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:( That's too bad. I hope you find the time, if you are still interested.

Author:  Rosalie [ Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:36 pm ]
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Wow, I love horse too! I've tried riding just once, but I'd really like to learn!
As for Marie Antoinette, I know she loved riding too, even if Maria Theresa thought it couls be dangerous in case of a pregnancy, and aIso know she bet on horses sometimes.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:24 pm ]
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Didn't Marie Theresa also advise against riding in carriages when pregnant?

Author:  Madame Vigée-Le Brun [ Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:49 pm ]
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Hellou_Librorum wrote:
Didn't Marie Theresa also advise against riding in carriages when pregnant?


Yes. For some reason, she believed in her ultra paranoid way that Marie Antoinette would have a miscarriage due to a sudden jolt in a carriage. Nowadays, people wouldn't be so careful.

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