Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2012)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Wild Horse, Wild Ride Videos

Wild Horse, Wild Ride Photos

Movie Info

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
PG (for some language)
Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:


George Gregory
as George Gregory
Randy Chance
as Randy Chance
Evelyn Gregory
as Evelyn Gregory
Jesus Jauregui
as Jesus Jauregui
Melissa Kanzelberger
as Melissa Kanzelberger
Nik Kokal
as Nik Kokal
Kris Kokal
as Kris Kokal
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Wild Horse, Wild Ride

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

A cynic could wield a lash against "Wild Horse, Wild Ride," but the golden vistas, galloping horses and gracious humans tame us.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

You can't help feel you're watching a special kind of love story.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 7, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This documentary shows the beginning of some beautiful friendships.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

This gorgeous-looking documentary is crying out to be remade as a family film feature.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

We get some sense of the horses' range of personalities; clearer is the nature of each trainer's attachment.

Full Review… | August 21, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Wild Horse, Wild Ride

Not entirely sure why the story took so long to be released. It covers a 2009 wild mustang competition and isn't released until 2012. I never knew about this competition before and am still a little confused about how these people say the horses go to better homes after being broken, but they never explain why the horses were ever endanger in the wild. It was interesting though and some of the people they cover for the contest were pretty insane.

Sarah Helwig
Sarah Helwig

Discussion Forum

Discuss Wild Horse, Wild Ride on our Movie forum!

News & Features