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    01-27-2012, 11:31 PM
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Green Broke
Now that's a story worth putting up on the big screen!
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    01-27-2012, 11:33 PM
  #42
Showing
I couldn't agree more, Walka. They wouldn't even need to "hollywoodize" it the way they have to with other stories. It's dramatic enough already.
     
    01-27-2012, 11:39 PM
  #43
Green Broke
Yes, very true. I think that's what I had a difficult time with War Horse. There were moments, more then a few, where as a horse person, I was groaning at the exaggerated and unreal behaviors of the horse/s. I did like some of the human interactions. The German and American soldiers helping the horse in no mans land for instance. They could well have been in a bar sharing a beer, they were people, not enemies at the moment. Also, the German in charge of the horses pulling the big guns, he could easily be pictured as a man working in a toy store. Big , gentle man.
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    01-28-2012, 12:35 AM
  #44
Foal
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Here you go, Saskatchewan. I was much more impressed with the story of this little mare.

Sgt Reckless
I have heard of this mare. This would make a fabulous movie, done right. Also a great documentary. Was looking on Amazon for other movies or documentaries. Found a few warhorse books that might be interesting. I love the you tube clips on this website. Thanks for the reference.
     
    01-29-2012, 02:15 PM
  #45
Yearling
It was not a mare it was a gelding his name is joey
     
    01-29-2012, 03:50 PM
  #46
Foal
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Originally Posted by loveduffy    
it was not a mare it was a gelding his name is joey
I know that the horse in War Horse was a gelding named Joey. I was referring to the mare Sgt Reckless that "smrob" was talking about. A mare that actually was used to carry amunition in the war.
     
    01-31-2012, 10:40 PM
  #47
Yearling
Sorry I miss read :(
     
    01-31-2012, 10:53 PM
  #48
Foal
No problem. It happens.
     
    01-31-2012, 11:37 PM
  #49
Yearling
That is amazing story-she is one Lucy horse to make it thought that war with out getting killed ,I read that during WWI a lot of horse died the first week
     
    02-03-2012, 12:09 AM
  #50
Yearling
I cried my eyes out during the movie!!
I would have liked there to have been some more information about the horses in the war, tho.
Also, some of the characters I thought looked very alike, &it got a little confusing for a while..Ionno, maybe Im just slow LOL.
But overall, I really liked it, &want to by it &watch it ALOT!
     

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