When Toby Met Tivoli

Toby Lord and Spanish Horse

Training continues for our Musketeer-wanabees and this time it was Toby Lord’s turn to jump into the saddle. Tivoli, an Andalusian/Arabian cross was introduced to Toby with great success, thanks to the carrots he had concealed in his back pocket.

Toby Lord The First Musketeer

After attempting to master some cone work they decided to wind down with a couple of tricks. Tony Sams, another cast member and horseman, taught Toby how to get Tivoli to bow.

Horse Bow

The horses are an incredibly important part of this film, allowing us to raise the levels of authenticity and helping to transport our audience into the 17th century. But they are more than set dressing. We should never forget that these are living animals and need a great deal of care and attention, and the skills of these film horses are a testament to the countless hours dedicated by their trainers. Let’s hope they don’t upstage our human actors…


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