Horsing Around with the South African Lipizzaners

The South African Lipizzaners, Rearing horse at the Lippizaner show in Kylami, Johannesburg South Africa.

 

Lipizzaner Horses

Lippizaners are beautiful and usually (but not always) white-coated stallions first bred in the 1500’s for military purposes.  The horses are highly trainable and are the modern day rockstars of the dressage world.  They were originally found in Slovenia and in modern times are closely associated with the Spanish Riding School in Austria.  But did you know there are Lipizzaners in South Africa? Continue reading