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Lipizzan horses are famous for their 'Airs' which contains difficult dressage movements.

Origin

This breed dates back to the 16th century.


Movements

Lipizzan horse

Lipizzan performing "airs above the ground"

Lipizzaner Stallion Show 2 28 1000:33

Lipizzaner Stallion Show 2 28 10

video of Lipizzaner stallion.

Lipizzan performing classical dressage

Performing classical dressage

  • The Levade
  • The Courbette
  • The Capriole
  • The Mezair
  • The Croupade and Ballotade

The Lipizzan horse would raise up, only standing on his hind legs, then he would make a leap in the air and strech his hind legs out (they don't kick out),

the horse will then lower its forefeet to the ground before rising again on hindquarters.

The Lipizzan, is a breed of horse closely associated with the Spanish Riding School, they perform movements of classical dressage, including the highly controlled, stylized jumps and other movements.

They are also used in many shows, and have been in many movies including Disney movies.

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