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A csikós in the puszta of Hortobágy National Park, 1846
Csikós in the puszta near the Körös River, 1855
A modern-day csikós

The csikós is the mounted horse-herdsman of Hungary. The csikós tradition is closely associated with the Hungarian puszta, in recent times particularly in the environs of Debrecen and Hortobágy National Park. It is also closely linked to the Nonius breed of horse, for which one of the two principal breeding centres is the Máta Stud, some 3 kilometres from Hortobágy.[1]

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  1. ^ Cesare Della Pietà, Mariella Bussolati, Hans Silvester (May 1987) "La puszta di Hortobágy" (in Italian), in Silva I (2): 70–85. "The puszta of Hortobágy"