NATURE: Legendary White Stallions

NATURE: Legendary White Stallions

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 8:00pm

Pictured: Quadrille at the Spanish Riding School, Vienna, Austria.´╗┐

Credit: Courtesy of ┬ęRen├ę Van Bakel´╗┐

Hear the story of the Lipizzaner stallions, from their ancient origins to their rescue in 1945.´╗┐ NATURE: Legendary White Stallions´╗┐, airing Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, which focuses on the bond that develops between horse and rider, begins at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Here the perfect harmony between horse and rider, as well as the beauty and power of the magnificent white stallions, is celebrated in their impressive performance. Their carefully choreographed movements were originally intended for war. Then, only the strongest and most athletic of the horses were chosen. The Lipizzaner stallion was bred for its courage, strength and character, but the horse is also gentle, sensitive and exceptionally responsive to praise.´╗┐