Lipizzan

The Lipizzan or Lipizzaner, is a horse breed named for the Lipizza Stud of the Habsburg monarchy. Generally gray in color, the Lipizzan is a breed of Baroque type that is powerful, matures slowly, and noted for longevity. The breed is closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, where the horses demonstrate the haute école or


The Lipizzan or Lipizzaner, is a horse breed named for the Lipizza Stud of the Habsburg monarchy. Generally gray in color, the Lipizzan is a breed of Baroque type that is powerful, matures slowly, and noted for longevity. The breed is closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, where the horses demonstrate the haute école or "high school" movements of classical dressage, including the highly controlled, stylized jumps and other movements known as the "airs above the ground". The horses at the Spanish Riding School are primarily selected from those bred at the Piber Federal Stud, near Graz, Austria, and trained using traditional methods that date back hundreds of years, based on the principles of classical dressage.
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