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The Lipizzaner Horse

Author : Charlotte Wilcox
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Presents the history, physical characteristics, and the abilities of the Lipizzaner horse. Includes photo diagram.

Mercury s Flight

Author : Annie Wedekind
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Our "American Girl" of horses, each novel in the Breyer Horse Collection—based on Breyer Animal Creations' top-selling horse breeds—tells a compelling story that captures the true essence and personality of each horse. And now, for the first time, we have a historical novel. Annie Wedekind takes us back to Europe in World War II—a time and place that tested the courage of the noble Lipizzaner horses. In 1930's Austria, life for Favory Mercurio, a Lipizzaner stallion bearing the crest of the renowned Piber stud, begins with his mother's abandonment. From that moment on, the young horse feels different, as if he has a missing piece— even though, despite his doubters, he has talent enough to be accepted into the famed Spanish Riding School. Slowly, but doggedly, Mercury perseveres through the rigors of his years of training. But then, as the war bears down on Vienna and the school is forced to flee two advancing armies, his beloved trainer and rider, Max, with whom he has formed a true bond, is suddenly gone, and Mercury is abandoned once more. Will he have the chance to become one of the great Lipizzaner stallions, or will he lose the people, horses, and home that he loves?

Lipizzan Horse The

Author : Sara Green
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A regal horse, the Lipizzan was bred to be a champion in the show ring and also on the battlefield. Lipizzans are famous for performing the incredible “high school” movements of classical dressage at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. This title covers the breed’s physical traits, history, and areas of competition in which it excels.

The Perfect Horse

Author : Elizabeth Letts
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II WINNER OF THE PEN AWARD FOR RESEARCH NONFICTION In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find—his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine—an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army’s last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision—with General George Patton’s blessing—to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed’s small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses. Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist who is forced to flee the bomb-ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow; Gustav Rau, Hitler’s imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator’s son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm’s surrender. A compelling account for animal lovers and World War II buffs alike, The Perfect Horse tells for the first time the full story of these events. Elizabeth Letts’s exhilarating tale of behind-enemy-lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor. Praise for The Perfect Horse “Winningly readable . . . Letts captures both the personalities and the stakes of this daring mission with such a sharp ear for drama that the whole second half of the book reads like a WWII thriller dreamed up by Alan Furst or Len Deighton. . . . The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses.”—Kirkus Reviews

Lipizzaner Horses

Author : Tomáš Míček
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This pictorial also contains information on the history and characteristics of the Lipizzaner horse.

The Lipizzan Horse

Author : Georg Kugler
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The Lipizzaner

Author : Una Harley
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Since 1580, Lipizzaners have been bred by the Hapsburgs, the royal family of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to be used in the royal carriages and as riding horses in the royal courts, including the Imperial Riding School in the Hofburg in Vienna. The pure Lipizzaner is a rare breed, due partly, at least, to its turbulent history. There are approximately 3,500 in total in the world today, of which the majority are in the state studs of the countries that originally formed the Austro-Hungarian Empire. These baroque horses are especially famous for their exceptional schneeweiss color--snow white or silver white--and for their amazing ability to perform all the athletic movements of the "Airs above the Ground" and the classical dressage to music unique to the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Packed with information about the breed's history and stunning photos, this new guide is a fitting homage to the world-famous Lipizzaner.

The Lipizzan Horse

Author : Sarah Maass
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Describes the Lipizzan horse, including its history, physical features, and uses today. Includes a photo diagram of the horse.

The Lipizzaners

Author : Alois Podhajsky
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Brother Mendel s Perfect Horse

Author : Frank Westerman
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' "When you touch a Lipizzaner, you're touching history," Westerman was once told. His elegant book offers fascinating proof' Financial Times Frank Westerman explores the history of Lipizzaners, an extraordinary troop of pedigree horses bred as personal mounts for the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Following the bloodlines of the stud book, he reconstructs the story of four generations of imperial steed as they survive the fall of the Habsburg Empire, two world wars and the insane breeding experiments conducted under Hitler, Stalin and Ceausescu. But what begins as a fairytale becomes a chronicle of the quest for racial purity. Carrying the reader across Europe, from imperial stables and stud farms to the controversial gene labs of today, Westerman asks, if animal breeders are so good at genetic engineering, why do attempts to perfect the human strain always end in tragedy?

Lipizzaner Horse

Author : Charlotte Wilcox
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Presents history, physical characteristics, and the abilities of the Lipizzaner horse.

Lipizzan Horses

Author : Kim O'Brien
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"A brief introduction to the characteristics, life cycle, and uses of the Lipizzan horse breed."

The Imperial Horse

Author : Hans-Heinrich Isenbart
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Reveals the long international history and strict breeding of the famous show horses

The Complete Training of Horse and Rider

Author : Alois Podhajsky
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For over a quarter of a century, Colonel Alois Podhajsky was the Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the famous white Lipizzaner stallions whose remarkable performances have thrilled audiences throughout the world. Now for the first time, Col. Podhajsky has set forth explicitly and in practical, instructive fashion the step-by-step methods of training both horse and rider that are used at the School and that are the applicable foundations of all good horsemanship, for their purpose is to develop the natural abilities of the horse and to make riding a graceful, pleasurable experience.

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna and the Training of the Lipizzaner Horse

Author : Hans Handler
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The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide

Author : F. Lynghaug
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The only official guidebook to horse breed standards and conformation in North America, with breed history and information on gait and distinctive traits, temperament, colors, and variations.

Horse Breeds and Human Society

Author : Kristen Guest
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This book demonstrates how horse breeding is entwined with human societies and identities. It explores issues of lineage, purity, and status by exploring interconnections between animals and humans. The quest for purity in equine breed reflects and evolves alongside human subjectivity shaped by categories of race, gender, class, region, and nation. Focusing on various horse breeds, from the Chincoteague Pony to Brazilian Crioulo and the Arabian horse, each chapter in this collection considers how human and animal identities are shaped by practices of breeding and categorizing domesticated animals. Bringing together different historical, geographical, and disciplinary perspectives, this book will appeal to academics, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students, in the fields of human-animal studies, sociology, environmental studies, cultural studies, history, and literature.

Got Carrots Rescued Horse

Author : Patti Dammier
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Got Carrots? Rescued Horse is an uplifting story about a rescued foal that teaches important real life values. Written by Patti Dammier, PhD candidate in psychology and author of Behavior Modification for Horses, the story is based on positive horse experiences within a tale that brings the horse world of Europe and the U.S. together.A humorous story about horses, a lost foal, and a kitten will entertain the horse enthusiast with the animal antics that take place at an equestrian school. During the riding classes, the students learn the fun equestrian disciplines: dressage, jumping, vaulting, and driving horses, as they also start an exciting adventure to learn to care for and train the rescued foal.While the foal's life hangs in balance, the students help by assisting with round the clock care. The combination of horse education and hands on experiences provide a creative mix of real life horse experiences. The stories of rejected, rescued horses, or average horses that are turned into exceptional mounts through positive training are inspirational to the horse enthusiast. This story provides ideas about training possibilities and interesting resources for horse lovers.

My Horses My Teachers

Author : Alois Podhajsky
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This classic memoir by the former director of the renowned Spanish Riding School explores the age-old relationship between horse and rider. Timeless, inspiring, and full of valuable advice. A book every rider should read.

Maestoso Petra

Author : Jane F. Kendall
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Maestoso Petra, a Lipizzaner stallion, trains to perform in the Spanish Riding School and is hidden away during the German occupation of Austria in World War II. Includes facts about Lipizzaner horses and the world-famous Spanish Riding School.