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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of people having riding lessons.

  • Description

    Unedited material.

    Reel 1. Group of women and male instructor ride through the archway of a grand stable block. The women ride the horses into a paddock. Horses are ridden past the camera. Various views of the horses walking and trotting. Horses canter around the field. The instructor shouts instructions from horseback. Instructor speaks about the use of the crop (presumably, as there is no sound). Women ride the horses around the field. A group of young men and women - presumably stable hands, grooms etc. stand together as if watching the lesson. C/Us of some of the girls. Horse are ridden over jumps. Horses are groomed in the courtyard of the stables. Saddles are polished. C/U of girl polishing a saddle. She pushes her hair from her eyes. Girl is introduced to a horse and instructor hands her some sugar to give to the horse. He then tells her about the saddle. The instructor uses his crop to show how the correct posture involves a straight back. He demonstrates the correct way to have your foot in the stirrup. He leads a horse up to the girl and puts the stirrups at the appropriate length.

    See reels 2, 3 & 4.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:08:14:00

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