Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2012)
Wild Horse, Wild Ride tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals. Stunning and poignant, Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus' debut feature documentary chronicles a handful of unforgettable characters from their first uneasy meeting with their horses and over three months as they attempt to transform from scared strangers to the closest of companions. -- (C) Official Site … More
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Critic Reviews for Wild Horse, Wild Ride
A cynic could wield a lash against "Wild Horse, Wild Ride," but the golden vistas, galloping horses and gracious humans tame us.
With its gorgeous big-sky vistas, stirring shots of the majestic mustangs and intimate bits between trainers and trainees, "Wild Horse" proves a warm and memorable ride.
This gorgeous-looking documentary is crying out to be remade as a family film feature.
We get some sense of the horses' range of personalities; clearer is the nature of each trainer's attachment.
A solid little snapshot of sub-cultural curiosity -- engaging and big-hearted, if sometimes politely incurious about the disparate motivations of its subjects.
There's nothing fancy about the technical package...but the beauty of the land and the horses themselves, and the varied personalities of the trainers, more than carry the film.
Frustrations abound with this limited film, but Wild Horse, Wild Ride does one thing exceptionally well, and that is convey the emotional bond between trainer and horse.
These everyday horse whisperers, and their noble steeds, are an inspiration to all.
...how I wish they'd addressed just why anyone would bid against these selfless trainers for their horses, but these animals are beautiful and Dawson and Gricus make a great case for what can be accomplished with a lot of love and patience.
Wild Horse, Wild Ride takes the viewer on an unforgettable journey across the American Southwest where, together, man and beast reign supreme.
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Wild Horse, Wild Ride Quotes
- Evelyn Gregory:
- Seven weeks ago, I would have imagined it, but now I know George needs to bring that horse home.
- George Gregory:
- If we have to stand in line to do it, we don't do it. It makes for a peaceful life.
- Melissa Kanzelberger:
- He has his bad days. Maybe today can be a bad day.
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