A Horse, Of Course

I just spent half an hour reading all of the reasons that Dr. David Banner turned into the Hulk on the television show The Incredible Hulk. My favorite: the time he tried to help a midget wrestler in the ring and ended up getting clobbered. That made Hulk angry. But I digress. These late-winter doldrums are really starting to have an effect. There aren't any good touring bands coming through right now, most museum exhibits aren't changing over until March and I've clearly come to the end of the Internet. The only thing that can possibly cheer me up? Horsies. And not just your run-of-the-mill rodeo horses or trashy Budweiser stallions either. I need some spectacular horsies to draw my interest away from inane pop culture cataloging efforts. I need the phenomenon known as the Lipizzaner Stallions, the Chanel of horses, the Dom Perignon of the equine. The Lipizzaners are essentially trained in the horse version of classical ballet, throwing down moves that make Mikhail Baryshnikov look like a clumsy oaf. The white stallions are a surreal sight, one that erases any seasonal despair and fills your head with fanciful, dancing horses straight out of an Echo and the Bunnymen song. Reserve your seats now for the show, which starts 2 p.m. Sunday at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Tickets range from $19.50 to $45. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2 & 6 p.m., 2008

 
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