Sisi loved to hunt
Sisi loved her horses as much as she loved the sea. She went on all the famous hunting parties around Europe, riding for 10 hours a day, days on end.
She did have a fresh change of clothes somewhere in a noble house along the route.
A groom and a lady’s maid would be waiting there all day, so she could be sewn into a new dress whenever she desired.
Some of Sisi's horses were almost as famous as she was. They are all thoroughbreds, descendent from famous racehorses.
When she travelled to Ireland for the hunting season in 1854 she brought at least 8 horses with her with names like Sweetheart, Sailor, Bright Star, Buttercup and Sunflower.
She called one of her horses “Nihilist”.
According to the Cambridge dictionary: someone who believes that all political and religious organizations are bad, or that there are no principles or beliefs that have any meaning or can be true.
Did she think about herself when she chose this name? Or was she foresighted and named her horse after Luigi, the nihilist that would end her life?
Sisi road aside, as befits a lady in those days. Looking at some paintings I notice that, as a football player, she is two-footed; she rides with both legs to the left, and sometimes she has her legs to the right.