2008 Lipizzaner Stallion Performance
*Start symphony music*
*Dust starts to settle, waiting in anticipation for airs above the ground*
*Loud Applause!* This lady was good, she was the head rider and had a smile on her face the whole time. I like to see that – she was having fun.
These guys are really branded. They have an “L” on their cheek for… Yep, Lipizzaner. Then the “M” on this guy stood for his Sire’s family name, Maestoso. The arrow is a symbol for his Dam’s family name. Each Lipizzaner stallion’s first name is his dam’s name, and his second name is his sire’s name. That’s why a lot of the stallion’s have feminine names.
This brand means he’s the real deal, from Austria. Any horse foaled out of country does not have this brand.
*Start Spanish Guitar Music*
Enters the Andalusian Stallion who performed all the same maneuvers as the Lipizzaners except he did the Spanish Walk (never could get a photo of it).
And he bowed quite a lot at the end. This guy had a lot of pizazz and fire.
*Start Symphony Music Again*
The Grand Exit.
The dust is settling, the crowd gathers their things.
The riders put away their things and ready their mounts for sleep in their fresh stalls.
The wardrobe is closed, we walk away slowly… Looking over our shoulders.
Another fun night stored away in our memory.