A chance to see the famous Lipizzaner horses of the Spanish Riding School for free is at the Stallburg building. This former residence is placed next to the Winter Riding School. Between the training and the performances, the Stallburg is the home of the white stallions.
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 interesting to see how the soldiers used to train horses to stay calm in battle.
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.