• Short Summary

    Apart from being one of England's most extensive and picturesque woodland areas, the New Forest in Hampshire is well known for its hundreds of roaming, partly wild ponies.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Ponies graze by roadside - traffic passes
    0.06

    2.
    CV Sign 'The New Forest - watch for Animals'
    0.10

    3.
    SV Pony crosses road
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    4.
    SV Group of ponies in forest
    0.15

    5.
    CV Mother and foal
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    6.
    CU Pony grazes
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    7.
    SV Ponies at water
    0.27

    8.
    SV PAN.. Ponies in forest
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    9.
    GV Pony at front garden of cottage in Lyndhurst
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    10.
    SV Two ponies under bus shelter
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    11.
    GV Pony meanders through traffic
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    12.
    GV Sale pens
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    13.
    CU Sign 'Pony Sale'
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    14.
    SV PAN..Man with group of ponies to sale
    1.00

    15.
    MV PAN..Group of ponies into pen
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    16.
    MV PAN..Spectators tonponies in pen
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    17.
    CU Pony feeding in pen
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    18.
    MV Prospective buyers look at ponies
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    19.
    CU Prospective buyer
    1.23

    20.
    MV Ponies in pen
    1.25

    21.
    SV Men move animals for auction
    1.32

    22.
    GV Crowd around sale ring
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    23.
    GV Sale ring with ponies for auction moving around SOF...Auctioneer "The next is No 5, Right, in lot 5 is a dark grey mare, six years old...33.....20,1,2,3,4,5,6,26,7,8, 28 - 8 - guineas I am bid for the mare".
    1.54

    24.
    SV Auctioneer and crowd (SOF) continues..29, 30 guineas I am bid... 31, 31 guineas I am bid"
    2.08

    25.
    CV Auctioneer (SOF) "32, 35, 35 I am bid, 40, 41 2,3,43, Mr Slead, you're all out here, 43,44, 44 guineas I am bid, 44 guineas, once, twice, for the last time, I am selling for forty four".
    2.30

    26.
    GV Sale ring
    2.33

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    LV DITTO
    2.37



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Apart from being one of England's most extensive and picturesque woodland areas, the New Forest in Hampshire is well known for its hundreds of roaming, partly wild ponies. Used to traffic and wonder-eyed tourists alike, they wander unconcerned through forest and heath, grazing by the roadside and sometimes taking a snack from a family picnic.

    At Beaulieu Road, Sept 8, some 600 of them, rounded up in the New Forest, came up for the annual sale. There were mares and foals, ponies and horses, a number of them already trained, variously described as "quiet to ride", "good jumper" and "suitable for children".

    From what any visitor to the New Forest can see for himself it is hardly surprising to find the quadrupeds dubbed as "used to all traffic", but it should be a great consolation to buyers to pick up a lot marked "easy to catch". That, certainly, goes only for a minority of them. With all their outward placidity, self-respecting New Forest ponies will rarely allow anyone to touch them.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4PCHAE63JR6FIAL2MP06LCFFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PCHAE63JR6FIAL2MP06LCFFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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