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Lipizzaner: 'a horse that shows off'

The white Lipizzaner is the oldest cultivated breed of horse, though there are only around 60 purebred living horses in the UK.

In the first of her reports, Nicola Stanbridge meets author Frank Westerman to discover how the horse, which became renowned for its graceful performances, had a role in the history of the 20th Century.

Listen to Nicola's second report: Lipizzaner 'totally in tune with humans'

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