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Horses for courses – Lights! Camera! Gallop!

17 Aug

I have had a passion since I was a youngster.  Horses.

I spent many hours indulging this love as a teenager. Not as some of my more lucky friends did in their shiny boots, perfectly fitting jackets & beautiful caramel coloured Jodhpurs; being ferried to Gymkhanas around the country….

No Karin spent her after school time in a Stable at the back of a large house in South London, mucking out & grooming for hours at a time, just so she could ride the horses when (if) the real owners never turned up. 

ImageSadly, I never was able to afford my own horse, but I never lost the love & have always been intrigued by Horses in film / print. Which led me to Lights! Camera! Gallop!

The author, Lesley Lodge, tells the story of the horse in film and television, from simple means of transport through to character parts and glamorous film star; This includes the silent film parts, swashbucklers and Westerns to present day films.

This wonderful piece of work takes you on a journey, where you can appreciate the beauty of horses in films and includes celebrity-style briefings on the horses in star roles in film and TV – including their make-up secrets.  

All the main genres of film featuring horses are covered, so there is something for everyone who has ever had (or like me still does have) a passion for these gorgeous creatures.

All the favourites are there such as Black Beauty and Roy Rogers’s Trigger alongside some that have gathered new fans more recently, such as the glorious Shadowfax (Lord of the Rings).

If I was a teenage girl again, this would be added to my collection in a heartbeat, especially considering its only £1.53.

As with any recommendation I make – Please please let me know if you make use of this.

Thank you


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