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Friends that all come from the inner city working long hours building our roads and sewers, yet find time to enjoy the country air and the relationship between horse and humans. Along the way reveling their trials and tribulations on their journey with all the human emotions when you gather as a group. You”ll laugh, cry and even find the occasional arguments between them entertaining and riveting at times.
Shannon Burnett is an amateur dressage rider who has ridden with Mikolka-certified trainer, Mary Werning, in South Carolina. Although she has experience in Karl Mikolka’s unique system of training, she hasn’t ridden her young horse consistently over the past year. In fact, with several recent obstacles to her training, she in concerned about riding with Karl in an upcoming clinic. Follow her decision to ride or not as she prepares Broadway for the session.
10. KARL MIKOLKA A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE
4. THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL
7. INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
9. TAILS OF ICELAND
We began our “Tails of Iceland” journey of creation with the purpose of exploring the differing and varied special relationships between the Icelandic people and their unusual horses. It is about the culture and the connection, and there have been thousands of stories in the hundreds of years since these horses were brought to this fiercely unforgiving and magnificent island. Our goal is to capture some of the tales and a lot of the history, but more importantly, to illustrate how deep this unique kinship goes.
Into the Spotlight began as an intimate look at the selection, training and making of equine theater stars and the creation of the magic that is a live equine theater production… but it grew into so much more. Featuring multiple horses, including, rescue horses, and their journeys to the live stage, this feature length documentary also shines the spotlight on horse rescue and unwanted horses in the United States and the unimaginable risk of horses whose lives take the fateful turn that places them on the road to slaughter.
Into the Spotlight is a film about hope, rehabilitation and what we can do to protect at-risk horses. This film is for every horse person, whether they own horses or simply love them; it is about partnership and second chances. It is about trust and it is about the love affair that we have shared with horses since the beginning of human civilization.
1. A PONY & HIS BOY: THE STORY OF BERRY & JOSH
8. WILD HORSE ROAD TRIP
Does this quarantine have you stuck in the house with little or no barn time, causing acute HORSEY withdrawals?
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We went through our selections and came up with our top 10 picks!
Three old men set out to ride the Old Spanish Trail, a 1200 miles journey from Los Angeles to Santa Fe. The historical trade route was formed in 1829, when Mexicans packed blankets and other woven goods on mules in New Mexico before traveling over rugged terrain to Los Angeles to trade for horses and mules. This is the first time some one is riding the entire trail since 1849. A film to inspire us all to protect and preserve our natural landscape.
A look at the intrepid riders taking on the challenge of the longest annual charity horseback ride on the planet. With 12 riders and their Mongolian ground crew it is an adventure laced with all the unpredictable twists that only Mongolia can throw at you. Magnificent horses, amazing culture, and epic adventurers make this a captivating & heroic story of horse people from around the world helping the people from the last surviving horse culture on the planet.
Mary Miller-Jordan has been featured on National Geographic, RFD-TV & HR-TV. Published in Horse Illustrated, Western Horseman, Cowgirl Magazine, Hobby Farms and Horse & Rider and have been featured as the Poster Image of the Extreme Mustang Makeover for 2017 and 2018 with their bareback and bridleless American Flag Freestyle. MMJ’s first Wild Mustang Guide is Immortalized as a BREYER Model ‘Mustang’, they won the National title of ‘America’s Favorite Trail Horse (much like ‘American Idol’ but for Horses)
Josh, an 8-year-old with Down Syndrome, had been afraid of animals, especially horses, all of his life. One summer afternoon, when walking in the pasture full of horses with his mom and Lisa, Josh was asked “Do you want to ride?” When he surprisingly said yes, they caught him off-guard, swept him up and placed him on Berry.
The relationship that started between Berry and Josh that day has been life-changing, not only for Josh, but for everyone who loves him.
3. CARRY YOUR HAND
“Carry Your Hand” tells a personal story of professional show jumping rider Susan Artes. Through early tragedy, determination, and passion for her sport, Susie has become a recognized name on the show jumping circuit. “Carry Your Hand”brings a message of love, loss, and the beauty of horses!
2. SPAGHETTI COWBOYS
5. THE GOBI GALLOP
6. THE HUMAN ANIMAL CONNECTION AT SOUL HARBOUR RANCH
Our therapy horses ease human suffering during times of natural emergencies, violence, traumatic events and loss with the assistance of highly trained horses, volunteers and the generosity of donors.
There are many ways to support SOUL Harbour Ranch… from donations to volunteering, sponsoring the work of an individual therapy horse or purchasing a needed supply from our wish list. You and your friends can help these little heroes bring their love where it is needed most!
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