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    An item about Palomino ponies bred by the Duchess of Rutland.

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    Kineton, Warwickshire.

    Exterior. M/S of a field full of Palomino ponies and foals. C/U of two stable girls grooming a Palomino, outside a neat row of stables on the Duchess of Rutland's estate. M/S of a stable-hand leading a chestnut foal, panning shot to the two girls and the Palomino. C/U of the chestnut foal. M/S of Anne, the duchess, coming out of a barn holding two bottles of milk. C/U of an orphaned chestnut foal trotting towards a fence to receive the milk from the duchess, the foal is accompanied by a lamb who drinks from the other bottle - the lamb prevents the foal from getting too lonely. C/U of the duchess. Various shots of the duchess feeding the two baby animals - the duchess is the President of the British Palomino Horse and Pony Club.
    M/S of Palominos gambling in the field. M/S of the duchess leading a mare pony around a section of her immaculate garden, she is closely followed by Joan Hanmer, the stable manager, with a small Palomino foal. Palominos are a cross between the Chestnut and the Albino - "it's thought the name is derived from Palamila, the Spanish term for a horse of a milky colour". C/U of the foal standing next to his mother. M/S of the duchess leading the mare between two privet hedges, Joan follows but leads the foal away from its mother - "a part of every pony's training". Palominos originate in the Welsh mountains, according to the narrator one theory is "that they were descended from horses from the storm-battered Spanish Armada which swan ashore and interbred with the local mountain ponies". M/S of Joan coming out of a stable door carrying two buckets. M/S of a row of stables with the horses' heads sticking out the front. C/U of Palomino looking over the stable door. M/S of four Palominos being lead around in a circle by stable-hands on a section of lawn. Panning shot to the Duchess and a customer sitting in deck chairs smoking and watching the horses - Palominos can cost up to a £1000. C/U of the duchess and the customer - the duchess is pointing towards the horses with her cigarette in a holder. M/S of the Palominos being lead in a circle. M/S of Palominos and their foals running around a field - "just as gentlemen are supposed to prefer blondes, in the world of horses, it's safe to say for glamour you can't beat a Palomino!"

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    Available on request
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    01:08:39:00 / 01:10:51:00
    CP 245

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