Row of white stallions canter in formation. Here's why the famed horses are held in such esteem

If you think you've seen every horse and pony show, think again. The magnificent Vienna Lipizzaner Stallions are in an entirely different league. The beautiful white horses (actually black for the first several years of their life), work very closely with trainers and riders to create breathtaking performances.
With perfectly choreographed steps and breathtaking balancing tricks, these stallions never cease to amaze.
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The horses begin training very young. After six years of training, the breed, which was developed exclusively for the Hapsburg Monarchy, don't begin performing until they are 10, and many of the horses perform well into their 20s, according to Viking Cruises.
This stunning breed's roots date back to the Renaissance when the Hapsburg family ruled in Spain and Austria. The breed developed as s cross between the Spanish horse and Arab Stallions, according to the Lipizzan Association of North America.
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Watch the video above to see how these beautiful horses look when they hit the stage and put their full skill set on display. Share this video with your horse-loving friends on Facebook.
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