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FEATURE THE BAROQUE BREEDS 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 collection 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. 40 HORSE ME N’ S Y A NKEE PED L AR MAY 2012

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