Not sure which forum this post should go in, so I took a wild shot and came here.
Trot and Michael were speaking about the Lipizzaner and Baroque breeds, including Andalusians, Lusitanos and Friesians.
I am not overly familiar with either of these breeds. My gig is quarter horses. But I do know that when I first got married my husband bought me an enormous picture book of horses, a book that one could never believe that could have images of horses such as these. Maybe some of these images bear the breeds of Lipizzaner, Baroque, Adulasians, lusitanos and Friesians. The stallions in the pictures bring your breath to a halt. The pictures of the mares giving birth to their foals would leave you in awe.
I am a horse lover, but having done my time with the effort required to give these beasts their safe presence in my life has gone by the wayside. In the tune of about 5 years now. When my girls left their horsies to carry on to marriage and children, we looked afte their "gifts" for many years, but we no longer wished to accept nor take care of these gifts, the horses have carried on, as did our girls. All the horses went to young adults that would love them to the very end, and then forever more.
I miss the horses, my girls miss their horses. The beautiful deep breath that these ladies would take while stuffing their muzzles deep into the grass and hay in winter, their sweet breath upon my face as they would nuzzle my face and exhale this wonderous scent. Those were the days. I loved the blowing sound the mares would make deep through their nostrils when they sensed a danger, the whinney when they saw me bring their oats, the crunch, crunch, crunch as they mashed the oats to bring on even a sweeter smell than that of the grass that they grazed on. Oh memories.....may they never be gone. Awesome and beautiful day. Cindi