Far from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Lipizzaner foals begin life with their mothers in the hills of Western Styria on the Piber Stud Farm. Apart from regular social interactions with humans, the foals live much as wild horses. At the age of 4, young stallions are selected to travel to Austria’s capital where they will begin training at the esteemed riding school. Legendary White Stallions premieres Wednesday, May 1 at 8/7c on PBS.
availablepublic82832365000464cove8283Lipizzaner FoalsLipizzaner foals begin life far from Vienna before training at the Spanish Riding School.Far from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Lipizzaner foals begin life with their mothers in the hills of Western Styria on the Piber Stud Farm. Surprisingly, the young horses are born dark brown or black, gradually turning white over time. A few remain brown as adults. The foals live much as wild horses do, but there are regular social interactions with humans to build trust early-on.2013-05-01 20:00:00publishdisabledshowfalse8305Legendary White StallionsThe striking white Lipizzaner stallions have been thrilling audiences for centuries. 2013-05-01 20:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2014/09/Mezzanine_204-480x270.jpg2364999318cove8009Animal Odd CouplesLove apparently knows no boundaries in the animal kingdom.2012-11-07 21:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2013/10/kasimtani3-610x427-480x270.jpg2300668052cove