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Old 03-29-2012, 06:58 PM
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Default Arriva, my Lipizzan Mare

I went out to ride, but the wind picked up horribly, so instead I took pictures of a frolicking mare. She is hairy and dirty, but had fun.

Arriva is a 2006 model.











Thanks for looking! She's been with us about 6 months. Need to get her going under saddle, she is one hot tamale.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:04 PM
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Pretty, are you going to do dressage with her too?
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:07 PM
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I'm not sure. She's smaller than you'd think. She MIGHT be 14h. What I'd like to do is make a cute little pony hunter out of her... But we will see what she likes to do. I tell you, she can MOVE. Let me find pic.

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Old 03-29-2012, 07:29 PM
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Most lippys I see (granted not many, for Iberians the PRE are more popular around here) have no where NEAR hunter movement You are right I never would have guessed so small!

What made you decide on Lippys? I have always loved the iberians, but other than a byb PRE arab cross (who I have had since a teenager) I always end up with warmbloods or tbs. Not complaining mind you lol.
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I like their mind, and the willingness. I also like the look, convex and round. Being 5'2, I also like the size. I don't need or want a 16h horse. I would agree on the hunter movement, and I should clarify that I meant local, backwater Hunter classes lol. And I think she is too spicy.

I was lucky, I was able to be around them quite a bit when I was in college. Then a few years later I rescued a Lip Mix, had her until she died.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:43 PM
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At 5'2 you would look just grand on her All that barrel will take up your leg! Some day I will have a well bred Iberian dressage prospect. Right now I have 2 tb mares of my own to work with and a really fun not yet backed sport horse to start. (I luv her, she is just opinionated mareish enough to be fun, but not so much as to be a pain. And her Grandsire is one of my fave stallions ever)

So now we need pics of these lovely beasts doing things with you on them
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She is gorgeous! She looks like a spitfire lol
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At 5'2 you would look just grand on her All that barrel will take up your leg! Some day I will have a well bred Iberian dressage prospect. Right now I have 2 tb mares of my own to work with and a really fun not yet backed sport horse to start. (I luv her, she is just opinionated mareish enough to be fun, but not so much as to be a pain. And her Grandsire is one of my fave stallions ever)

So now we need pics of these lovely beasts doing things with you on them
I'm working on a photo shoot under saddle for Valor this spring/summer, so you should have that soon.

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She is gorgeous! She looks like a spitfire lol
She is, I call her my Malinois horse.
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Also, I just want to say that I cannot ride horses that short lol. I'm almost 5'11, and this one pony I rode for a bit I could almost touch my toes together under him.

I prefer 16hh to 17hh horses.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:19 PM
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See, and being so short, I find my leg too short for tall horses. Or my courage, one or the other! lol.

Arriva is, however, bred this year. Her breeder has leased her back from me to get a foal from her and my stallion, who she also bred. Which means cute foal pics in a year!
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