White Stallion of Lipizza - by Marguerite Henry - Beautiful Feet Books
A young boy named Hans dreams of one day working with the famed stallions of Lipizza. But coming from a family of bakers, Hans is discouraged from ever becoming a rider. That is, until the day he is invited to watch the extraordinary Ballet of Lipizzaners -- from the Imperial Box! -- and his life is changed forever. The brilliance of Han's dazzling public performances and his devotion to the art of classical riding make this story uuniquely rich in history and horsemanship - a story to be treasured by horse lovers of all ages. Marguerite Henry artfully weaves authentic details about the skillful training of both horse and rider, as she unfolds the story of Hans and his beloved Lipizzan stallion, Borina.
About the Author: Marguerite Henry is the best-selling author of many horse stories, including the Newbery Medal-winning King of the Wind. Four of her stories, including Misty of Chincoteague, have been made into movies.