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Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2011)

PG | | Documentary, Western | May 2011 (USA)
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A handful of unforgettable characters set out on a 100-day quest to tame a totally wild mustang for a Texas competition in this stunning and poignant documentary. Among them: Charles, a ... See full summary »

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A handful of unforgettable characters set out on a 100-day quest to tame a totally wild mustang for a Texas competition in this stunning and poignant documentary. Among them: Charles, a Navajo grandfather out to re-capture his youth; George, a grizzled cowboy with a stubborn streak; and Wylene, a blond beauty with a theatrical flare and a nerve of steel. In three months, man and horse must transform from scared strangers to close companions. It won't be an easy journey. Bones and egos will take a beating. Fear and frustration will weed many out. But those who prevail may find themselves desperately vying to keep their horses when they ultimately all go up for adoption at a public auction. Written by Anonymous

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100 Days. 100 People. 100 Mustangs.


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Rated PG for some language
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George Gregory: You get to take a wild horse and bond with him and get him to where you can ride him. It just doesn't get any better than that.
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How To Ride
Music and Lyrics by Amy McIntire
Performed by The Ahs
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A look to the past, and the present
9 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The countryside that was once so prominent in American culture has taken somewhat of a backseat to the craziness of urban life. The horse riders of the wild west have either been forgotten or thrown aside as typical rednecks. Wild Horse, Wild Ride is a film that reminds us that not all is lost, and not only is there a prominent number of riders scattered across the country, many stand for good causes. Wild Horse, Wild Ride is a documentary revolving around the Mustang Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works towards taming mustangs, or wild horses, to be bought. One program in the organization is the Extreme Mustang Makeover, which sends 100 horses to 100 trainers, who will have to tame them within 100 days and present them to a competition.

The documentary covers a vast amount of trainers, from a quiet old couple to a Navajo Indian and his son, from a daring single mother to a physics teacher. Each trainer has his or her own story and purpose, giving everyone a colorful distinction through the narration. The movie remains relatively low key throughout. The calm acoustics and low lighting may come off as boring, but attentive viewers will find the excitement behind taking in a wild horse, the bond developing behind the animal and the human, endearing. Wild Horse, Wild Ride is not for everyone, but anyone that can appreciate one of the older American traditions of horse taming, or simply needs a break from the daily grind, will find the film a relaxing, two hour journey.


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