Wednesday, 23 March 2011

When Arabs were Arabs

THOROUGHBRED ( HERE'S TO THE HORSE ) reel 2


Many thanks to Fiona for telling me about this clip, which I'd never seen. It's another from the glorious repository of the period horse that is British Pathé. The clip opens with some of Lady Wentworth's Arabians, moves through the 1939 Derby, Ascot and the Grand National, and ends with a marvellous montage of sunlit working and other horses.

1 comment:

Fiona said...

There is this one too Jane. Which features working horses including pit ponies, which look like Welsh Cobs, always assumed they would be small like the one in Cobbler's Dream.
The Pathe News site is great. Have you seen the awful film of them putting down an injured horse from the 1966 Derby?

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=84616