In response to yesterday’s post, Margot Clark sent me two photos and the following story.

“This ‘modern-day’ photo of a Governess Cart was taken at a Picnic Drive held by Old Chatham Hunt in the late seventies. The girls are my daughters, Robin and Jennifer Moran, ages nine and twelve. They are driving their treasure, Aladdin, who was a Welsh cross. He was their fox hunter, show pony, and all-around pal. He never took a wrong step! (The pony looks improperly harnessed, but if you’ll note, the traces are slack; he’s just not up in his work.)” 

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Robin and Jennifer Moran with Aladdin in the 1970s (photo courtesy of Margot Clark)

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Margot is not in the photo, but she was with her daughters when it was taken. She was driving her horse, Captain Jack, to an antique natural-wood Road Cart.

She says, “Captain Jack was probably the best horse I ever owned. He was a 16.2-hand Thoroughbred-cross; I fox hunted and evented with him, and my daughters showed him in hunters and Medal-Maclay! He was, without a doubt, a truly unique horse.”

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Captain Jack and twelve-year-old Robin Moran (photo courtesy of Margot Clark)