Merry Christmas from
Mr. & Mrs. John and Rebekah Derr
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South African Lipizzaners Perform the Quadrille. Photo by Antoinette Middel
By Firn Hyde
The stallion is as white as innocence, a sculpture of gleaming muscles touched with a grace and energy as old as lightning. His hoofbeats blend with the music around him as he dances on the spot, every hair shining. Suddenly, he freezes, for just the shadow of a second. The world holds its breath. He lifts himself on his hindlegs, forgetting how heavy he is, defying the laws that hold him to the earth. He rises, forelegs folded as if in prayer. He leaps. The white whirlwind of his power blurs in the air as he arches his neck in a bow of muscle, hindlegs lashing out with a sudden savageness that snatches breath.