Horse of battle, horse of ballet
With cats and dogs, humans can preserve their image as “the master,” dominant in their ability to eat, play and even move about freely. But in equines, there is a power that could be unleashed at any moment. They are animals in every sense of the word, containing a strength and beauty that draws man to their presence. The Lipizzaner Stallions, appearing at Arco Arena at 2 p.m. on Sunday, are the cream of the equestrian crop and have been used throughout time on battlefields and in royal courts. With a pure lineage dating back 400 years, the Lipizzaner Stallions now travel the world performing a series of movements—don’t call them “tricks”—in the style of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna (Harvard for horses). Tickets are $17.50 to $29.50, available at Ticketmaster outlets or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, call (916) 928-6900.