Friday, August 7, 2009

Updates from the Barn!

Well, it’s been over two months since our last blog. I have so much to share with you! Our three newest babies are doing fantastic! Barbana, Radar, and Bora are all healthy and having a great time learning about all the happenings in the barn. Barbana and Radar have started shedding their baby coats and growing in their lighter and sleeker adult coats. I took some pictures today while they were out in the arena playing (Radar is the slightly smaller one with the light brown areas). Radar spent most of his time rearing up and trying to get his mom to join in on the fun.

Our trainer, Dave, has started to train one of our three year old Lipizzaner/Andalusian stallion crosses, Neopolitano Lanca (“Lil’ Mags”). He is my personal favorite in the barn! He has the sweetest personality and is so handsome with his long flowing mane and tail. He eats carrots like bugs bunny, taking little nibbles until the whole thing is gone. So far, he’s starting work on the lunge line and is doing great. He moves really pretty so I’m looking forward to watching him grow up and move forward in his training. For being a young stallion, he is very well behaved and respects your space when handling him. You’ll be seeing more pictures of him as he continues his training. Go Lil Mags! (He's the grey pictured above on the lunge line)

Our trainer, Amanda, has been working with one of our six year old Andalusian geldings, Barquillero (“Barky”). He’s been broke for a few months and has been looking fantastic at the walk, trot, and canter. He’s for sale, so he’ll make a great dressage prospect for someone. We’re so proud of how he’s progressed in his training with Amanda! (Barky is pictured above under saddle with Amanda)

Everyone else at the barn is doing excellent. The heat has been a little rough here in Florida, so it’s great to have the covered arena to escape the sun! The tour is also doing great and the “road horses” will be back in December for a little break from the road. You can go to our webpage to check tour dates, horses for sale, etc.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Saves the Day

This week I wanted to introduce you to “Pluto”. A little under 5 years ago our company had the opportunity of a lifetime to rescue eight Lipizzaner horses. A once prestigious facility out in the mid-west fell on hard times and could no longer care for these horses. All eight horses had no training and were in desperate need of care. After a few years of love and training at our facility here, they have all fully recovered and are living great lives. Four of the rescues are actually featured in our show currently (three of which are “Airs above the Ground” horses!). Three of the other horses have been privately purchased since they have recovered here (two of them are actively competing). So that leaves just one… Pluto! He’s the only rescue horse here now (and will one day be in the show). Amanda Rossiter has been working with Pluto the last two years and they make a great pair. He’s gone through a huge attitude change since being here and now works off of positive energy. Pluto really loves his job and enjoys the work. He’s attentive, has tons of energy and is very eager to please. His favorite thing to do is the passage because it gives him a chance to show off his “stud-ness”! What stallion doesn’t? He has successfully learned to do a perfect Mezair in hand and under saddle! You can visit our webpage to look up the Mezair: Pluto is a great horse and we’re so happy to have given him a second chance on life. He’s sure to join the show one day so be sure to keep an eye out for him!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blue Suede Horse Shoes

You might be shocked to learn this, but we have a Friesian at our facility! This week I wanted to introduce you to Tiburon a.k.a.“Elvis”, our Friesian gelding. He’s a gentle giant and a favorite in the barn. Elvis came to us as a carriage horse almost three years ago and only knew how to trot. His trainer Lori has been working with him since coming here and look how far he’s come! Lori and Elvis are a fantastic team and he has learned so much with her. Elvis has the sweetest personality and welcomes any kind of pats and rubs. We’re really lucky to have such a great Friesian here. Maybe one day he’ll have his own solo in our show on the road!

In other news, our new baby “Barbana” is doing great! She’s warmed up to us and has learned that she LOVES belly rubs. I try to visit her once a day so that she gets used to being handled by humans. She’s becoming more independent while running around the pasture with her mom. She’s really curious about meeting the other mares in the neighboring pastures, and mom isn’t too happy about it! The next step to conquer with Barbana… the halter! She’s had it on once, but isn’t thrilled about it so far. She’s made it a game to try to rub the halter off onto mom! Feel free to visit our main page to check tour dates, get Lipizzaner information, new horses for sale, etc.!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Our First Blog!

Welcome to The "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions Blog! We are located in Central Florida and run a private facility where we train the future stars of our "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallion Show! You can visit our web page to read about the tour, learn about our company "White Stallion Productions" and learn the history of the Lipizzaner breed:

For this first blog, I just wanted to introduce myself and give a little introduction as to what is to come. My name is Kat and I work for White Stallion Productions (Above is a picture of me on one of our Andalusian Stallions). I will be posting weekly blogs on happenings at our home base here in Florida. You can look forward to reading about new babies, training of future stars in our show, and introductions to horses here. Since our facility is not open to the public, this is a special look into our family here at White Stallion Productions. We are so proud of all of our horses and I'm sure you will love to hear about them as well. Speaking of, I'd love to introduce you to our newest addition. On April 5th we had a new foal born, her name is "Barbana" (see above). I'll post some more pictures of her next week! Come back and check it out! Do you guys have any suggestions as to what you would like to see on here? Let me know!