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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of people having riding lessons.

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    Reel 2. Man demonstrates the correct way of mounting a horse. Young woman has a go. The man tells her how to grip the reins. Another girl leads the horse along with the other girl riding it. This is repeated. The horse is led along. Man corrects the girl's grip on the reins and the position of her feet in the stirrups for a rising trot. Girl performs exercises standing in the stirrups to improve her balance. She stands up and down then twists around with her hands on her hips. She laughs and giggles. Man shows her how to do it. he also looks amused. Man beckons over another rider. She approaches then the other girl follows her and they ride along together. They trot around the paddock.

    01:13:57 Two women ride horses in a paddock while the instructor watches. Various shots of the women riding. The two women construct a jump. They make the horse trot over the bar as it lies on the ground, then raise it up and make the horse jump over it. Various shots of the women jumping and trotting. Closer shots of the women. One of the women laughs. Several women ride horses in the countryside. Shot of the girls on horseback - the horses stand side by side then all move off together. C/U of head and neck of horse with woman in the saddle. Shot of two women on horseback. They look at the camera. Various shots of women riding in the paddock.

    01:18:24 Glider comes in to land. A succession of women ride over two jumps. Shots of several young women on horseback. More horse jumping. This time larger jumps. Shot of front of the stables. C/U of a foot in the stirrup. Teacher showing best angle for the foot. Medium shot of girl on horseback with teacher showing how straight her back is and how her back lines up with her leg. He points out the correct angle for the wrist and how the reins should be held. Girls ride off.

    Note: O/NP307 scratched on leader so probably material shot for "National Stud" story on NP307. Reel 2 was originally held as reels 2, 3 and 4 of this item.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:18:00 / 01:20:34:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The riding outfits in this era were so elegant. This reminds me so much how my mother looked when she went riding. She always seemed to be dressed in here jodhpurs around the house. I was so thrilled whe she bought me my first pair of jodhpurs when I was a teenager. I felt so grown up when we went out riding together.

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