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Lipizzaner in Lipica

Lipizzan horses in Lipica, Slovenia

At the Lipica stud farm, I watched a couple of Lipizzaner dashing around in the wild. Actually, the name of the horse breed originates from this Slovenian stud located near the border to Italy.

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Castles Horses

Stallburg in Vienna

Lippizan horses in their boxes

A chance to see the famous Lipizzan horses of the Spanish Riding School for free is having a look into the Stallburg which is placed next to the Spanish Riding School. There you can see the horses standing in their boxes waiting for their next training or performances.

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Horses Reenactments

Reenactment group of Austrian Dragoons

Re-enactment group of Austrian dragoons

During a historical festival next to the Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) I saw a performance of some horsemen in the uniforms of former Austrian dragoons. It was especially interesting to see how the soldiers used to train horses to stay calm in battle.

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Summer pasture of the Austrian Lipizzan horses

Summer pasture of Lipizzan horses in Austria

After a visit at the stud Piber I had the chance to drive up to the summer pasture of those Lipizzan horses which perform at the Spanisch Riding School in Vienna in their later life. This pasture is located on top of a Styrian alp.