After the first shot, we came back in front of the castle for another one.
To be honest, I was really happy that my mare was here, because appaloosa coated horses were REALLY greatly pized in history...
|"Crossing the Rhine", Adam Frans van der Meulen (1632–1690)|
This time no costume for the horse but as we didn't have any historic saddle, it was all about hiding it, because this time no big dress to do the job. Also we did the first test helping the main actor to ride...
I liked this pair... (don't you think they are cute together?)
And their accuraty...
|"Rendez vous au carrefour de Compiègne, ou le Botté du roi", Jean Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755)|
|From Oudry's painting, Nicolas-Pierre Pithou, l'Aîné (1750-1818)|
Then, the main actor start to play his part...
He was acting Pillipe d'Orléan (1674-1723), regent of french kingdom for Louis XV, on the road to war...
|"Phillipe, Orlean Duc, Regent of France" Pierre Mignard (1612-1695)|
Funny fact: they said in History Secret that Phillipe of Orlean didn't ride very well, and... the actor was perfectly playing that -not on purpose-. To be honest, I thinks he did fine as he wasn't a rider and the mare who was supposed to only trot did... gallop instead.
An appaloosa coated horse for him is really something I would rate a "plus" because, it was really the kind of horses that used to be king's month at his era.
Louis XIV (brother of Phillipe d'Orlean's own father) was truly into spotted horses...
|"Louis XIV at the Taking of Besançon" Adam Frans van der Meulen (1632–1690)|
|King Louis XIV at the siege of Lille facing the Priority of Five" Adam Frans van der Meulen (1632–1690)|
|Detail of a hunt scene with Louis XV, Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755)|
|"A Riding School" Dirk Maes (1653-1717)|
|"A hunter and a Lady resting in a landscape..." Chales Joseph Natoire (1700-1777)|
|"Louis XIV receiving the keys of Strasbourg" Constantijn Francken (1661-1717)|
I loved the whole experience,
And I wish you loved my two blog post about too!
To finish, here's some more of the lucky castle shot I was allowed to do after all this.
For the most curious, the episode is running on youtube until thursday 17th of august.
My mare is at: