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The Story Behind

The story behind the picture with Barry Armitage

The story behind the picture



Barry Armitage from Cape Town, South Africa






The Wild Coast, South Africa November 2015


The Story

We were introducing a group of horses to the concept of swimming rivers. I took Pat, our experienced Nooitgedagter, across to show the rookie horses “how it was done”. Things didn’t go well; Pat seemed to have forgotten how to swim, leaving me a little stunned by a hoof to the side of the head when he flailed around and swam straight over me in deep water. This was taken shortly after hauling ourselves out of the river; me happy not to be hurt too badly, Pat looking sheepish in the background. He swam perfectly for the next two weeks.

The Story Behind Barry Armitage.

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