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Grand Duchess Maria on horseback: 1908.

Grand Duchess Maria on horseback: 1908.

Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana on horseback with their mother and an aide: c. 1912.

Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana on horseback with their mother and an aide: c. 1912.

Grand Duchesses Maria and Tatiana horseback-riding at Livadia, circa 1910.
Olga Alexandrovna remembered that none of her nieces except for Anastasia really liked horseback-riding. They were all good at it, but none of them enjoyed it as a leisure time activity. The older girls seemed to have kept at it because it pleased their favorite aunt.

Source: The Last Grand Duchess: Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna by Ian Vorres

Grand Duchesses Maria and Tatiana horseback-riding at Livadia, circa 1910.

Olga Alexandrovna remembered that none of her nieces except for Anastasia really liked horseback-riding. They were all good at it, but none of them enjoyed it as a leisure time activity. The older girls seemed to have kept at it because it pleased their favorite aunt.

Source: The Last Grand Duchess: Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna by Ian Vorres