Saturday, February 26, 2011

The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions!!

World Famous Lippizzaners!!
Today we went to see the famous Lipizzan horses. They were amazing! We saw them at the Sprint Center. During the show, we learned about their history, their training and saw amazing tricks, or movements. The Lipizzaner stallions performed their maneuvers with grace and perfection. They were beautiful as they presented their various movements. First, the Levade, where the horse remains at a 45 degree angle to the ground; also, the Courbette - the stallion rears, then jumps! And finally, my favorite, the Capriole. The Lipizzaner is required to leap into the air, then kick out his legs in the middle of his jump. Research their website,, to learn more about these majestic creatures.


  1. Great write up of the performance and description of the movements, Caroline. The pictures really show the horses to be the beautiful creatures that they are.