Lippizzaner Horse

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The Lippizzaner Horse

The breed of horse normally associated with the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria although the first stud farm for the breed is in Slovenia…

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

Lipizzaners are not very tall, the largest about 16 hands, but their proud carriage, muscular bodies and elastic, powerful movements make them appear much larger than they really are

Lipizzaners are late maturing and long lived, often to 35 or more years of age. They display elegance and nobility as soon as they are born. They are born black or bay and slowly turn white by the time they are five to eight years of age

Stunning Example Of The Beautiful Lipizzaner Horse

Truly Beautiful

Surprisingly,Lipizzaners are actually grey, their dark skin hidden under a white coat is not revealed unless they are wet or bear a large scar

They are not fully grown in size until they are seven and do not reach full maturity until almost ten years of age

At one year of age, most Lipizzaners look very small compared to a Thoroughbred of the same age





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  1. DVD Featuring This Wonderful Horse

    The beautiful Lipizzaners are known and loved throughout the world. ‘The White Horses of Lipizza’ follows their turbulent history and explores their rich heritage. The programme chronicles the dramatic story of these legendary animals, tracing their origin from their birthplace at Lipizza, Slovenia to the Austrian State Stud. With unique wartime footage taken during their evacuation at Upper Austria and behind the scenes at the Imperial Spanish Riding School, this magnificent horse can be seen at work and at play. Contributions from equestrian experts explain the attraction of the world’s oldest domesticated breed and its remarkable battle for survival

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