Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lipizzaner Stallions! (aka Big White Horses that dance)

Last Saturday we went to the Coliseum to see the Lipizzaner Stallions with Grandmom, Aunt and Mom's cousin. Mom has wanted to see these big white horses since she was very little (and saw the movie The Miracle of the White Stallions, which is still one of her favorites) but has always missed it.Granddad got tickets for everyone and they were floor seats (second row!). That means we were sitting down on the edges of the floor where the horses perform! Mom was a little worried that I would get scared or distracted. But she didn't need to. I looked at them when they first came out and smelled all the wonderful horse smells, but stayed on my mat like I was supposed to.
The horses were pretty cool. They could do all sorts of tricks and the moved really fast! It is pretty amazing that those giant white horses can dance and do all those moves! One horse even knew how to bow like Lola does!
When they did the really cool tricks, they told us that two of the four horses that do these really hard moves were very special. They were rescued from severe neglect and were rehabbed for years, then taught these tricks! So they have rescued horses in their show along with the well raised Lipizzaners!
They even had these horses do the tricks with the people on the horses backs! It was pretty amazing. Mom and I also met a new friend there who is sick like my mom! She was very nice and an animal lover like our family.
It was a very fun day! After the Lipizzaners, we went to one of Mom's favorite restaurants where she got to eat sushi (which is her most favorite food). Mom said she was very proud of me, since I had never been that close to horses before, and I was able to focus on my job and stay in work mode.


  1. they are such beautiful horses. happy to hear a couple were rescues!

  2. We saw them many years ago in New York. Very impressive!

  3. Hi Dixie,

    Sorry I haven't been visiting in AGES!! My humans just been so busy that she hasn't had much time to help me visit blog friends.

    What a great show you went to! Hsin-Yi LOVES the Lipizzaners!! She saw them in a show once too when she was still living back in the UK - and her dream is to go to Vienna one day to see them in that famous Spanish Riding School where they dance in a ballroom with chandeliers!

    Yes, it is so amazing how they dance, isn't it?! When you think how big they are and how much they must weigh! In fact, coz I'm so big with long legs, Hsin-Yi sometimes thinks that I should do my dancing like them - rather than like other doggies - and she's been trying to teach me one of their steps: the sideways walk called the 'passage' I think.

    Hey - I like the new look of your blog!

    Honey the Great Dane