Training a Gentle Giant
This video follows the progress of Mickey, a 3-year-old Clydesdale, as he is trained to join the team that pulls the famous Bandirran show dray. When Mickey is deemed ready to join the team, he is plaited, groomed, and harnessed, and, wearing the traditional Scottish peaked collar, Mickey is ready for his debut in competition at the 1995 Royal Show. The video is shot on location in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway, with spectacular footage of Scotland's native heavy horse being ridden along the Solway Firth.
70 minutes, VHS