ALBURY Library Museum will exhibit a horse tonight but it won’t be your usual stuffed memento.
A stallion will be performing tricks to bring the Phar Lap story to life from 6pm.
The horse will be handled by Yarrawonga saddler and horse breaker Wayne Hinchliffe who has a personal connection to the Phar Lap story.
Mr Hinchliffe’s father worked with Phar Lap’s strapper and trainer Tommy Woodcock and they were close family friends.
As Mr Hinchliffe got older, Woodcock started to teach him the tricks to horse handling.
“He taught me how to handle horses and how to feel if horses have more in them or if they’re spent,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“I used to ask him a lot of questions but his idea of a great horseman is someone who has spent a big part of their life around horses and clever enough to pass on their knowledge freely.”
The performance will launch the Write Around the Murray Festival and Phar Lap artefacts will be on display.
Mr Woodcock left the relics to Mr Hinchliffe after he died in 1985.
Phar Lap’s leather bootlets and saddle along with racing silks and Woodcock’s bridle are among the display.
Entry is by gold coin donation.