Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lippizzans -Spanish Riding School-War Moves

 All of the movements are natural to Horses- Horses trained to use natural moves on command for WAR---NOTE: toward mid video - airs above ground -
LEVADE-(the horse rears on hind legs-)  very intimating to ground troops -
CAPRIOLE-Horse leaps into air-kicks out- VERY intimidating to ground troops-
PASSAGE-elevated trot-slowly moving forward-
PIAFFE--elevated trot in place

this is tied to my Ann Romney post and to my post below this one!
You will LOVE these two videos - http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/horses.html


Trekkie4Ever said...

Beautiful!! They are such lovely animals.

Z said...

It makes me homesick for living in Europe, where they show the dressage whenever it's happening. My husband and I used to love to watch and it became fun to listen to the commenters and actually be able to tell on my own which horse was better, etc., after a while.
Thanks, Carol...lovely, and lovely memories

christian soldier said...

L indeed they are!

Z-did you get a chance to ride and train w/ someone while there?

MathewK said...

They definitely are intimidating and scary if you're on the receiving end. Infantry were able to deal with mounted soldiers, but only with great discipline and tactics.

Spreadeagle72 said...

I've always wanted to go see in person. Thanks for the video.