And just like that, Little Turtle is in Vienna! The Girl couldn’t visit Austria and skip the Spanish Riding School, so her mother got tickets. The Spanish Riding School is the oldest continuing equitation and classical dressage institution in the world — a 450 year history! (The Girl is apparently very snobby about dressage, and deeply disapproves of rollkur and similar methods to create a “pretty-looking” horse that looks flashy but actually lacks soundness and isn’t capable of proper collection and carriage, but Little Turtle is taking the laptop away now.)