Short film about fantastic looking horses - Hackney horses and ponies.
East Grinstead, Sussex.
M/S of a foal and mare in field. C/U shot of foal, looks very pretty. Voiceover says it is 10 to 12 days old! M/S of 'the mother and the baby' walking very elegantly. M/S of the three girls leaning on the fence watching horses. Little foal runs straight towards camera. L/S of the horses running across the field. This is East Grinstead in Sussex where "at the distinguished Hurstwood Stud we find the most beautiful and elegant horses in the world - the Hackneys!"
M/S of a horse in training. He circles around elegantly under supervision and guidance of his trainer. This is 5 year old pony Marden Katinka, Supreme Champion Novice for 1958. The trainer is Frank Hayden. C/U shot of Mr Hayden watching Marden Katinka walking in circles controlled by a woman (Mrs Hayden).
M/S of the woman driving a phaeton - pony driving a little carriage is Oakwell Sir James has been Supreme Champion for 8 years. Cut to an amazing horse being groomed. Real beauty, and, as voiceover informs, pride of the stables. This is "the priceless chief stallion of the stud, Waltham Searchlight." C/U shot of the horse's head. M/S of a man grooming the horse - Mr Fred Hyde. C/U shot of Fred's hand cleaning horse's hoof.
Several M/S of Waltham Searchlight in training juxtaposed to C/U shots of Mr Hayden watching the horse train. M/S of Mr George Freeman cleaning harness. C/U shot of the harness. L/S of a large, nice looking farmhouse (rather then stable) with Mr Hyde and another young man getting pair of ponies into phaeton. Frontal M/S of the ponies. There are people harnessing the horses to the other carriage, Mr Hayden's viceroy wagon. Voiceover talks about the history of Hackney's. Several shots of the preparation of carriages and carriages being drawn through the countryside.
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