• Short Summary

    Police horses are seen in training at the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch School.

  • Description

    Imber Court, Surrey.

    At the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch School we see several shots of horses being trained. A man holds the rein of a horse as it runs round a circular ring; another horse is trained to walk sideways. A horse with a policeman on it's back is fed while a man flutters a Union Jack flag around it's head so the horse gains confidence in flag waving situations.

    Horses carrying policemen walk around a field through a kind of obstacle course of distractions; they walk through tunnels, between hanging flags, through smoke coming from a barrel, through some cardboard boxes being thrown in their path, past a small group of 'football supporters' with rattles and crashing cymbals; the horse walks sideways to move them along. Horses walk up and over a small bridge; a policeman rides on his horse to pick up a tent peg on a long pole.

    Several shots show policemen on horses at a display (or rehearsal - no crowd shots) in Battersea Park. The horses perform a kind of formation dance to the Offenbach Can-Can theme!

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:45:00 / 01:15:33:00
    CP 671

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