Sunday, March 2, 2008

Progression to White

Lipizzaners are genetically grey. Born dark, black-brown, brown, or grey, Lipizzaners gradually lighten and turn white somewhere between the ages of 5 and 10. The white color coat was bred to be dominant. The preference of royalty.

Rocchina will be 6 this spring and I am posting her
Progression to White:


Age 1 yr

2003 Age 1.5

2004 Age 2


Age 3

First Ride May 31, 2005

2006 Age 4

2007 Age 5

This is Rocchina's mother, Triesta(1981-2007) with half sister, Tryphena, and Pluto Balmora (1988-2003), her sire.

Rocchina was the last foal in a long line of Pluto Balmora/Triesta babies.


  1. Wow. Stumbled onto your site while trying to find pictures of Triesta. Which one is her, exactly?

    I have an 8 year old Lipizzaner, Fionna, who is out of Canissa-10 by Pluto Triesta and I am working on a pictorial of her pedigree.

  2. Your Lipizzan mare is beautiful! I think it's great that you chronicled the change from dark to white! :)

  3. Triesta is the mare with the fly mask in the next to the last photo.

    This blog has a mind of its own sometimes and screws up the captions and photos.

  4. Nod on the blog moving stuff around :D

    Thanks a zillion!


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