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Horse Diaries #4: Maestoso Petra by Jane…

Horse Diaries #4: Maestoso Petra

by Jane Kendall

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This is one of the best of the Horse Diaries. Kendall has crafted a fast moving historical account of the plight of the Lipizzaner stallion's and the Spanish Riding School. The familiar story is given a new twist as told by Maestro Petra as he and a young girl flee for their lives. All ages will enjoy this one. A great gift or stocking stuffer. ( )
  BackyardHorse | Dec 8, 2011 |
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Vienna, Austria, 1938

Maestoso Petra is a world-famous Lipizzaner stallion. He has spent years in the Spanish Riding School, training to perform the complex airs above the ground that only Lipizzaner can accomplish. But when World War II breaks out in Europe, he learns to think less about performing and more about survival. Here is Maestoso Petra’s story . . . in his own words.

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Maestoso Petra, a Lipizzaner stallion, trains to perform in the Spanish Riding School and is hidden away during the German occupation of Austria in World War II. Includes facts about Lipizzaner horses and the world-famous Spanish Riding School.

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