Police horses are seen in training at the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch School.
Imber Court, Surrey.
At the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch School we see several shots of horses being trained. A man holds the rein of a horse as it runs round a circular ring; another horse is trained to walk sideways. A horse with a policeman on it's back is fed while a man flutters a Union Jack flag around it's head so the horse gains confidence in flag waving situations.
Horses carrying policemen walk around a field through a kind of obstacle course of distractions; they walk through tunnels, between hanging flags, through smoke coming from a barrel, through some cardboard boxes being thrown in their path, past a small group of 'football supporters' with rattles and crashing cymbals; the horse walks sideways to move them along. Horses walk up and over a small bridge; a policeman rides on his horse to pick up a tent peg on a long pole.
Several shots show policemen on horses at a display (or rehearsal - no crowd shots) in Battersea Park. The horses perform a kind of formation dance to the Offenbach Can-Can theme!
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