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Old 24-01-2020, 04:02 PM
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What do you all think of these Lipizzaner horses at the Spanish riding school in Vienna? Years ago I always wanted to go and see them. I watched this video recently and I'm unsure. When they're jumping on their hind legs is it straining them? I'm sure they look after them well, and have people lining up to take them on when they retire. Anyway, what do you all think? 10 min vid:



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I watched a live performance of the Lipizzaners and was beautiful to see. I hope you get a chance to watch them.

What they're doing is a high level of dressage. It takes years to get a talented horse to perform at that level. You do have to keep the horses in good physical condition the day they're born. No sick or injured horse can perform well in any sport at the lower levels so would be unable to advance to the grand prix level which is what we see the Lipizzaners perform. They are also bred for the sport.

The movements are natural to horses which are brought out and highlighted through training.
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I watched a live performance of the Lipizzaners and was beautiful to see. I hope you get a chance to watch them.

What they're doing is a high level of dressage. It takes years to get a talented horse to perform at that level. You do have to keep the horses in good physical condition the day they're born. No sick or injured horse can perform well in any sport at the lower levels so would be unable to advance to the grand prix level which is what we see the Lipizzaners perform. They are also bred for the sport.

The movements are natural to horses which are brought out and highlighted through training.

They are beautiful aren't they. Your post is reassuring, thanks.
It was funny, because years ago I was in Vienna and went in to enquire about getting tickets, but they were on tour in England where I'm from
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Were they on tour in Canada when you saw them Chrysalis?
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Andalusian in dressage


gouache & pencil 6"x8"
learning proportions the fun way
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Oh I like that Uma. Very nice. Is he called Black Beauty There was a TV series in the 70's called Black Beauty, I don't think I missed an episode, I loved the music and him running at the beginning and end titles especially. Video at top.
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Is he called Black Beauty There was a TV series in the 70's called Black Beauty, I don't think I missed an episode, I loved the music and him running at the beginning and end titles especially. Video at top.

Thanks Josephine
No name but you can call him whatever you like :)
I only read the book, and I saw the film Black Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor
Funny the only sort of horse TV show I remember was Francis the talking mule (reruns)
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More recently I fell in love with the Turkish TV series Dirilis Ertugrul - lots of amazing horses in that one
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