Myakka, Florida is the winter home of Hermann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions which recently reopened its training sessions. According to wikipedia, the Lipizzan, or Lipizzaner is a breed of horse originating in Lipica in Slovenia. Established in 1580, the Lipica stud farm is the world's oldest continuously operating stud farm. It is also closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, where they demonstrate the haute école or "high school" movements of classical dressage, including the highly controlled, stylized jumps and other movements known as the "airs above the ground." The horses at the Spanish Riding School are trained using traditional methods that date back hundreds of years, based on the principles of classical dressage. The Lipizzan breed dates back to the 16th century, when it was developed with the support of the Habsburg nobility.
February 1st, 2021
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