Dancing Horses for my Readers
Each year it's my tradition to post a favorite carol on my blog over the busy Christmas holiday. This year, however, I thought I'd share something a bit different. Here's a truly magical treat, set to the tune of a lovely Strauss waltz that always makes me think of ice-skating.. These enchanting Lipizzaner stallions and their riders look like a toy soldier cavalry come to life under the Christmas tree ~ an equine ballet fit for the Nutcracker. Simply breathtaking. Enjoy! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Peace, love, and light to you all, Gaelen (posing with the dancing gingerbread men in one of the Christmas display windows at Lord & Taylor in NYC earlier this month! They moved--fun!)
12/23/2015 04:05:34 pm
Needs better editing but beautiful music and horses
12/23/2015 04:18:52 pm
12/23/2015 05:19:22 pm
Magnificent. I would love to see a woman rie one sidesaddle.
12/28/2015 07:15:19 pm
I wonder if she could stay aboard during some of those amazing jumps! lol. Hard to imagine that was originally defensive moves for cavalry knights in battle...
12/23/2015 06:30:34 pm
Sending you Joy in the Light and Sound of the holiday season.
12/23/2015 08:12:55 pm
Great post, but no info about the horses. I guess your purpose was to entertain and be enthralled. Which we all are. I find information on the Lipizzaner stallions fascinating. So if you don't, stop reading here.
12/28/2015 07:13:08 pm
Fabulous info! Thank you for sharing that! I recall reading a children's novel when I was little that featured Lipizzaners where the foals were born gray/black and then got lighter. It IS fascinating! I wish I could remember the book!
12/24/2015 04:45:21 am
Oh this video was/is delightful. The horses & the riders are just magnificent. I wish I could see them in reality!!
12/28/2015 07:16:59 pm
Irene, they tour around in the winter season! I know they make it to Pittsburgh every few years, and we're not exactly a huge city. So they do make the rounds! My grandmother took me to see them on a very special day out together when I was a kid. Stuck with me all my life! Best wishes, Gaelen :)
12/28/2015 07:14:20 pm
Thank you for the wonderful holiday wishes, my friends! I'm so glad you stopped by and delighted that you had the same reaction to these horses that I did. Happy New Year hugs all around!
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