Thinking about them gives me chills.
Ah...the Lipizzaner Stallions. My watercolor sketch does not even come close to the beauty of these magnificent horses. When I think of Austria, this is what my brain trails to--the Spanish Riding School. <sigh>
Joe really took one for the team while we were in Vienna. One entire day was dedicated to horses. (My family would be happy...and maybe a little jealous.) We cancelled a bike tour so I could get a full dose of the Lipizzaner performance....followed by a tour through the Spanish Riding School, stables (horsies!) and performance ring. We even stumbled accidentally (that same day) on the Longines Global Champions Tour, which is a huge eventing competition. Apparently Bruce Springsteen's daughter was competing. (My family would be a little jealous...again.) Lots of horses in Vienna, but I'm not complaining. :)
The Spanish Riding School has been an institution in Vienna for 450 years! I couldn't even begin to describe the beauty, but PBS did a great job if you haven't seen the documentary! :)
A few photos from our tour. I'm obsessed....