Tuesday, September 18, 2012

riding off into the saguaro forest

9/3/2012, Saguaro National Park East, Tucson, Arizona
Speaking of horses, I saw a really great horse movie last week that is currently playing at The Loft Cinema in Tucson: Wild Horse, Wild Ride.  [It ends Thursday, Sept 20th, so if you want to see it in Tucson you better rush... worth it.]

This movie follows several trainer/horse pairs as they participate in the Wild Horse Makeover competition.  It starts with them getting assigned a wild mustang and follows them as they work with the horse over 100 days, taking the wild horses from being very wary/terrified of humans to being rideable and even doing tricks.

Its very interesting to watch the different human/horse interactions as they get used to each other.  Lots of great characters in this movie.  If you have any interest in human - animal interactions, horse or otherwise, I'd really recommend this movie.  It features trainers/riders from several areas of the U.S. including several from Arizona.

Here's the trailer:  ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYr0YozIcoQ )

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    1. I think the DVD is going to release in early December... I think you will like it.

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  2. This is great. If I don't get to check it out, I'll be hoping it will pop up on Netflix or Hulu Plus. I used to horseback ride years ago.....when it gets cooler, I may do some more:)

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    1. I think the last time I was on a horse was maybe around the 6th or 7th grade. I took horseback riding lessons when I was very young up in Prescott.

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  3. As a cacti lover I could only love this shot. It's fantastic!

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    1. It would certainly be an interesting perspective to do some of the same trails we all hike on from perhaps 4 feet higher.

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