Budget Day horses endure smoke bombs test

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The horses that will be used in the royal procession Tuesday from Noordeinde Palace to the Binnenhof on Budget Day are ready for possible disturbances.They passed their final test on de Scheveningen beach on Monday.

Traditionally the familiarization exercise for mounted escort of honor of the military police takes place on the day before Budget Day.

The horses are faced with practice ammunition, smoke bombs and music. The animals are familiarized with smoke, pop and other disturbances.

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For the royal procession on Budget Day horses are deployed from across the country. The horses are also trained in riding tandem, stopping simultaneously, and to jointly go through curves.

The escort that guides King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima  to the hall of castle will consist of 34 riders.

The route that the Golden Carriage travels was already practiced Sunday morning. The 'Gala Glas Berline' coach, formerly used by Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven on Budget Day was used for the exercise.