I have to disagree with you on that one. I love horse movies, programmes. I think the majority of horse/pony movies may be alittle unrealistic at times, but they portray a special bond between animals and man. A bond that some people dream of, an experience that can have young ones or older ones alike, dreaming of being the next super international rider in whichever discipline. Or having such an experience that measures up to those in the movies. Some people are lucky enough to get there too.
I grew up watching Black Beauty, The Black Stallion, Pharlap and International Velvet and countless other films and programmes. Some are based on true stories/facts, some people can have that bond with their equine friend. All of those are realistic to an extent, as they do show the work involved etc.
My daughter loves watching anything horsey, and I encourage her to do so. It helps her understand the value of love and friendship between a person and their animal, whether it be cat, dog, horse, bird etc.....
I feel alittle sorry for your friend. For her to be as sure as that, that she was able to sort your horses problems out, someone along the way must have encouraged her that she was genuinely able. It must have been quite a shock to herself that she wasn't as well bonded as she thought. I've never heard of the show "Wild fire", what is it?