The Horse Whisperer: Cavalia trainer Sylvia Zerbini in action

  • Nunu, one of the 65 horses who arrived for Cavalia, rests in his stall. Cavalia's horses arrived Thursday, January 14, 2010, to Bicentennial Park, in Miami. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Zerbini and one of her 16 Arabians arrived in Miami's Bicentennial Park, Thursday, January 14, 2010. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • One of the Arabians takes a break to graze in the park. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Zerbini walks one of her 16 horses after unloading him from the trailer. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Zerbini braids Riccardo's mane after every show. Zerbini works with 16 Arabians in Cavalia, now at Bicentennial Park. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Riccardo, left, one of Sylvia Zerbini's Arabian stallions, watches her every move. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Zerbini's herd of Arabians follow her every move during their exercise tent. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Zerbini works with her herd of Arabians in their exercise tent. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Trainer Sylvia Zerbini, with three of the Cavalia steeds, has been working with horses since she was a child. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Zerbini talks with her 'alpha' horse Shagal, right, as she checks on her herd. Zerbini and her herd of 16 stallions are part of Cavalia, the equestrian spectacular now showing at Bicentennial Park. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Zerbini rehearses her cast. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Cavalia's tent tops can be seen in Bicentennial Park. The equestrian spectacular features 15 artists, acrobats, dancers and riders of the 65 horses of twelve different breeds. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Zerbini is proud of her Arabians after their performance. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Zerbini works her herd of Arabians at liberty on the sandy stage of Cavalia, the equestrian spectacular at Bicentennial Park. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Zerbini, right, and Riccardo, center, one of her 16 Arabian stallions, receive applause at the end of the show. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF