Educational film about the horse family - horse riding, working horses, different types of horse etc.
British Instructional Films Ltd presents a Classroom Film.
A group of horses run around a field. Closer shot of three of the horses. Two horses are followed by the camera as they walk along. A boy opens a gate and the horses run through. A horse outside a stable chews on some straw. C/U of the horse's hooves. Woman rides a horse, she looks at camera. Various shots of her riding. At a show ground horses pull a trap. They lift their legs very high. At a horse race. Jockey's are led along and horses proceed to the start line. We see some of the race in progress from different angles. We see winning horse cross the finishing post. Young woman show jumper puts her horse through its paces. Various men ride over jumps. Young riders with rosettes in their mouths pass the camera.
A large shire horse pulls a plough. Man in flat cap rides large horse along a canal path. The horse is led along, it pulls a barge. Various shots of the barge and horses pulling other barges. A Shetland pony is presented to the camera. C/Us of its head and hooves. A woman feeds the pony - possibly in a zoo. A donkey or mule stands in an enclosure. Camera moves down to focus on feet. Small ponies run in a field. A young pony is shown in mid-shot. Shots of various types of horse or pony eating and standing in fields. Zebras. C/Us of feet.
Acknowledgements to the London Zoo.