Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar (May 2012)
The Premier All-Breed All-Disciplines Northeast Horse Publication
HORSEMEN’S YANKEE PEDLAR MAY 2012 40 FEATURE BAROQUE BREEDS THE ON TOUR DISCOVER THE MYSTIQUE OF THESE LEGENDARY EQUINES BY CHRISTINA KEIM For centuries, horsemen have been drawn to the mystical charm of the horses known as the Baroque breeds, a list which includes Lipizzans, Andalusians, Lusitanos, and Friesians. These animals are known for their powerful, athletic bodies but also their kind and willing dispositions. Their compact conformation lends them not just to the collec- tion required of the Grand Prix dressage arena, but also the popular haute ecole, or “airs above the ground,” made most famous by the Lipizzan stallions of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria.