Fun Fact: The progenitors of the Lipizzaner breed are recorded as early as A. D. 800.
Zoological Name: Equus ferus caballus
Conservation Status: Domesticated
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From black to white, Lipizzaner horses are found throughout the spectrum. During the reign of the Hapsburgs, the nobility and the military in Europe were interested in a strong but flexible breed of horses to suit their purposes. In the late sixteenth century, Archduke Charles II founded a farm at Lipizza where horses were bred very selectively to become the breed we know and love today. The Spanish Riding School, located in Vienna, Austria, has showcased Lipizzaners in performances of classical dressage movements and training since the interest in these horses began.
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I bought the horse for my son, a three year old, to help him know the different kinds of horses. I like it for a number of reasons:
- The paint job on the horse is well executed. Different shades blended nicely to depict the muscles. - It's durable, obviously surviving a three-year old for over six months without a scratch. - Each piece of the Schleich horse presents a different breed in different stance.
One thing you may note is the legs of this horse are stretched to different lengths to make sure it stands. Not a big deal, but be mindful if you want to use the horse as a model for drawing..
all you have to know is it's from schleich. the quality is amazing and the attention to detail they put in these toys is very admirable. my kids love them. the paint can scratch but the toys are a bit flexible and i imagine it would take an effort to ever break them.
Little son loves it. These look so great i almost considered displaying it in a dining room curio! The quality is awesome and they're really durable and beautiful. My son makes them stand walk to the barn, whatever a little kid living in the city could imagine. Great toy, great workmanship.
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