A sentimental item about a mother and daughter who raise Shetland ponies.
Ashorne Hill, Leamington Spar, Warwickshire.
Exterior. Panning shot of Shetland ponies grazing on a snow covered meadow. C/U cream Shetland pony grazing, pan to more Shetlands eating hay. M/S elderly woman, Kathleen Grasby leading a Shetland pulling a miniature carriage, behind is another Shetland pulling a cart. These ponies "are trained for stage work, for fashion shows and for fetes", Kathleen has been raising them since 1922. C/U Shetland pulling cart. Low angle show of frost covered branches. Beautiful C/U of frost covered branches. L/S of Kathleen's daughter, Diana, feeding sugar cubes to ponies. M/S of Diana putting a bridle on a piebald Shetland. L/S of Diana leading the bridled pony away from the rest of the animals. Panning shot of Diana leading the pony to the door of their farmhouse.
Interior. M/S of Diana leading the pony through the door. Each day Diana goes to the meadow to talk to the animals, she takes one of "lucky ones" home. M/S of Kathleen sitting in an armchair, reading by the fire, she is holding the bridles of two ponies. Diana enters, leading the pony and takes a seat opposite her mother. C/U of a tiny pony. Panning shot to Kathleen petting a cream pony. M/S of pony chewing Kathleen's sleeve as she tries to read. M/S of a brown pony eating cake from Diana's plate. C/U of pony licking Kathleen's face - "Shetland ponies like these are shipped by Mrs. Grasby all over the world at prices ranging up to 150 guineas a time". M/S of a light brown pony with its head in a cupboard looking for food. C/U of the book in Kathleen's lap, tilt up to her face as she laughs. M/S of a curious pony knocking books off a shelf with its nose. C/U of the books landing on the floor, one is titled, "Three Naughty Elves".
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