Even if you cannot read German, this book is filled with wonderful illustrations. If you can read German, it is a treasure-trove. This 338-page book begins with the historical roots of the Lipizzan, how the studs, the stallion lines and stud families developed, and a history of the Spanish Riding School and Classical Dressage. What follows is a thorough review of the scholarly work that has been done on the Lipizzan, including studies on historical breeding, veterinary issues, morphometric characteristics, color heredity, genetic analysis (including mitochondrial DNA and the mare families) and molecular standardization. Published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, 2011.