Lipizzaner Stallions

Lipizzaner Stallion
Lipizzaner stables

The famous Lipizzaner white stallions are trained and housed at the Vienna Spanish Riding School.  What?  Yes, the Spanish Riding School is in Vienna, Austria.

The Hapsburg Monarchy imported the horses from Spain over 400 years ago.  Lipizzaner stallions, no mares, are used exclusively at the riding school, which is built on centuries of tradition in classical dressage; i.e. calvary movements of horses and training for the battlefield.

Most Lipizzaners are born dark gray and turn lighter with age, taking 6-10 years to complete the lightening process.  Only the stallions that turn completely white are used for public performances.

Thought for the Day:  You can not lead a battle if you think you look silly on a horse.                                                                                                                                         Napoleon

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