Protected Horse Breeds - Lipizzan - Miniature Sheet
Protected Horse Breeds - Lipizzan - Miniature Sheet for only GBP £1.80
The white horse, the “baroque” stud, often called the “white pearl”, joyful and beautiful, gracefully built, with a proud stature and light step, will always find attention from spectators. The Lipizzan horse dates back to the stud farm Lipizza in Slovenia in 1580, which, at the time, served as the Austrian Court’s stud farm. The Lipizzan is a resilient and enduring horse, appropriate for riding and carriage pulling, predominantly not taller than 160 cm, and known for its benign temperament. It has a proportionally large and dry head, wide forehead, tall and nicely curved long neck, low and slightly exposed withers, long and wide body, good back and round croup with a high dock. Its chest is wide and deep, legs are firm, bony and strong with clearly exposed tendons. The Lipizzaner’s step is large, gracious and tall. They are mostly grey, with the exception of the more rare bay and black variety. It is interesting to note that Lipizzaners are never born white - the foals are always dark, and they get whiter as they age.