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post #31 of 71 Old 02-05-2013, 03:25 PM
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"War Horse" was just a poor story. In WWI, when presented with THAT quality of horseflesh, a German Officer would have taken and ridden both of those horses until and unless someone shot the horse out from under him. They were both too well bred to be used as driving horses, for that purpose. They lost me at that point of the movie. Then they tortured me when the horse ran through 3 barbed wire fences and survived. I think we've had some threads here about barbed wire accidents--ask THOSE folks if they thought this was credible.
Regarding "Secretariat," I recently watched a doc with Penny Chenery. She said that for a few months after relocation at Claiborne--bc of the stud syndication agreement--Secretariat recognized her when she came to visit. After that, she was just another human walking through the stables. THAT's food for thought.
"Seabiscuit" was written about 3 humans and one horse, and how they changed each other's lives. You should read the book--it's excellent.
I read about an English officer who purchased several injured Cavalry horses after he (and they) survived the Battle of Waterloo. He relocated them to his estate, and when they had recovered, he often observed them rallying at the top of the hill, just like they did in battle,and "dressing" in line. Remarkable what you can train a horse to do and what they remember.
WHY couldn't the author of "National Velvet", let Velvet stay on the "Pi" and win the race?!?!?!? Won't watch it--STUPID ending.
I am a non-fiction reader and I have a hard time enjoying somebody's fanciful, fictional, horse movie.
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post #32 of 71 Old 02-07-2013, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by beau159 View Post
I did grab a $5 movie at Walmart one day called "Dark Horse". Horrrrrrrrible movie. Way worse than War Horse. ***puke***
I have this movie; watched it with a friend a few years ago. It was bloody AWFUL.
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post #33 of 71 Old 02-07-2013, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
Okay, so what's the worst horse movie ya'll have ever seen...and why?

For me, it was War Horse. Everything about that movie was just so disney-fied and utterly ridiculous that it truly disgusted me.
I agree with this! For me it was a movie of pulling the rug out from under your feet! Every time you thought something good was going to come.......... boom, bad! The whole movie was that way!! DEPRESSING! But, I guess that's real life sometimes but, I didn't like it.

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I too was so so so disappointed with War House :( I was so eager to watch it, taped it on sky+ and was ready for a crackin good movie.. I got bored 20 min into it and went to bed. I made myself watch it the next day.

Secretariat annoyed me to a degree - seriously, put the freakin horse into his stall and stop annoying him.

Seabiscuit I really enjoyed - the above comment about repetitive racing footage - its a racing movie, what else would you expect? :)

Racing Stripes was a rubbish-fest.

I liked The Black Stallion, it's like a major movie from my childhood and while it may be slightly boring in places, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Into the west is also good, although not a movie I managed to watch twice as I just get annoyed with the "silly parts".

Im that annoying person who says "THAT wouldnt happen" throughout a movie. I rarely watch a movie more than once as I know what happens and it only gives me a chance to pick apart the movie :)

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Worst horse movie??? Black Beauty. They used a filly at the beginning ( a tail swish as a foal let out that secret), the horse they used for Ginger was changed so many times it was painful. All the rearing, 'talking', and using an obviously fake horse at the end. It's just too painful for me to watch.
I liked Warhorse... Although very unrealistic.
I HATED The Horse Whisperer
Love Secretariat!
I enjoy The Man From Snowy River... But I think it's for the scenery.
Spirit mad me gag.
Hildalgo.. I liked it, but unrealistic and the story has been proven not true, so why portray it as a true story? I mainly liked it for Viggo Mortenson.

My favorite movie horse would be off of Tangled! That was awesome!

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I forgot Dreamer... I liked that one too

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I think they are all bad. Most of them seem to promote the "speshul, majikal bond" between horse and human. Especially that Budwiser superbowl commercial!!! GAH! No wonder why some first time horse owners think they are failing because their horse doesn't gallop to greet them when they have a halter in hand.
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Thank you! I was helping the neighbors (also my bosses) move their herd back home from the lease land 8 miles away. 940 custom grazer yearlings, and 150 head of their own cow/calf pairs and yearlings. Lots of fun!
And yes I do agree with you on the special/magical bond thing that the movies try to put across. My whole family will sit around and say 'that doesn't happen in real life!".
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Running Free. It was just completely ridiculous, the horse kept changing from scene to scene (sometimes shot to shot, the blaze and stockings would change).

And the 1970s version of Black Beauty. That veered so far away from the book (like Ginger is a gelding, and only in one scene), and it was more confusing than entertaining.
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I really enjoyed the "scenery" in the Snowy River movies, too.

I have watched a movie called Dark Horse that wasn't too terrible.. Girl falls in love with injured racehorse, girl and racehorse get injured in trailering accident, etc. etc. etc.

I just watched The Dark Horse.... Woman goes back to family farm and has to ride wild Friesian in Dressage competition to try to save family farm. THAT one was flat out awful.
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