I’m not sure I’ll get up a full post or even series of posts about our honeymoon, but here’s a start, for a sort of Wordless Wednesday placeholder. One of the first places we visited was Christiansborg Palace, in the heart of Copenhagen. We saw the kitchens, the royal apartments, the excavated old castle underground, and then the royal stables, which were all part of the same complex.
Apparently the Danish royal family really likes their carriage horses. They used to use a breed called the Frederiksborg horse (named after another of the royal palaces) but they stopped doing that in the late 19th century. The breeding pool was too small and it led to some really inferior horses.
Now, they have Kladrubers, a Czech breed – a whole stable full of gorgeously bred grays. The stables used to hold quite a few more horses, but they have about 15-20 now. We weren’t there at the right time to get a behind the scenes tour – in which they would’ve shown the tack rooms and the indoor manege – but we did poke around the stables themselves and see the carriages.