Equestrian circus perfomer

#Picture Number LP218

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A circus performer, riding on two horses at once – standing with each foot on the back of a horse – jumps over a gate.  This was M. Jean Polaski performing at the Royal Amphitheatre, Lambeth in 1848; his act was called ‘The British Fox Hunter’, in which he chased a live fox round the circus ring and leaped four gates.