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Lipizzaner Stallions, from Battle to Ballet

Docs & Non-Fiction (Art & Entertainment), Music (Musical), Viral (Animals)
[ 7:26 - from YouTube ]

Set to a Strauss polka, this performance by the white Lipizzaner stallions was shot at their original home, the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Known for their intricate dances and spectacular “Airs Above the Ground” – all developed for use in battle – the horses survived World War II with a little help from equine enthusiast U.S. Gen. George S. Patton. To this day, they demonstrate how the tools of war can be beaten into pure beauty. 

Kate O'Hare

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Kate has more than a decade of experience covering all aspects of the TV industry - and new media - in nationally syndicated feature stories and columns, both for print and online. She's logged many days on sets and locations throughout North America and spent thousands of hours interviewing actors, directors, producers and executives. Kate's goal is to see more and learn more as the industry transitions into the digital age.

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