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The Moo Crew Movie Review

Updated on May 20, 2014

The equines at Epic Farms neigh in on their favorite horse flicks...and a few books too

We just love movies around here, how about you? Of course we're always on the lookout for great horse movies; equines being our favorite subject and all. Since we don't have cable (although we are up to 3 whole channels :o) we tend to watch a LOT of movies, either from a bargain bin somewhere or purchased used at Movie Gallery or Amazon.com.

With entertainment in mind, we thought we'd take an unofficial survey of sorts and ask our pals in the pasture to talk about their favorite horse movies...Be sure to read their descriptions!

Shadow's Top 3 - [in a very particular order]

Shadow rated "Black Beauty" as his all time favorite flick to watch with a nice big roll of hay (popcorn bothers his ulcers). He vows, however, that he's definitely MUCH better looking than that silly old quarter horse they picked :o)

Black Beauty
Black Beauty

Shadow's A#1 choice and all time favorite flick is "Black Beauty", probably because Mrs. Sewell seems to understand the terrible things that can happen in a horses life (although he admitted that Ginger's tragic end made him cry and resulted in a blankie moment).

 
Big Black Horse (Picture Book)
Big Black Horse (Picture Book)

Shadow loved the pictures in this book, stating that Mr. Farley seemed to clearly understand that big black horses were always the handsomest (although he also stated - for the record - that the horse in his mirror was far superior to the one in the book; aesthetically speaking :o)

 
Bridge Called Hope
Bridge Called Hope

We would also like to note that this choice is also a book (not a movie) which was explained to him in some detail, however, he was adamant that it remain on his list. According to Shadow, Mrs. Meeder is right up there with Mrs. Sewell when it comes to understanding the terrible things that sometimes happen to horses and people too (this book also made him cry).

 

Champ's Choices

Champ chose "Cavalial" as his personal favorite (he got so into it, he decided to play Ringmaster and even talked Cinnamon into pretending to be the circus pony...)

Racing Stripes (Full Screen Edition)
Racing Stripes (Full Screen Edition)

Personally, we think that the main reason Champ likes this movie so much is because the mare so closely resembles our own Lady (and he has a crush :o) Champ has, however, vehemently denied this and avows he has a total need for speed; as a spectator, that is...Shadow has (since this review) taken to singing an off-key rendition of "Champ and Lady sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g..."

 
Dudley Do-Right
Dudley Do-Right

Dudley reminds Champ of someone very near and dear to him (he wouldn't say who), and found it absolutely hilarious to have a horse named Horse :o)

 
The Best of Mister Ed - Volume Two
The Best of Mister Ed - Volume Two

What's not to like? Ed rocks! He can do anything (of course now Champ wants his own phone :o)

 

Cinnamon's Selections

He selected "Hidalgo" as his favorite flick, although he DID express his opinion rather bluntly over the casting of "That ugly Paint horse for the lead" (it should have been an Appy!)

Hidalgo (Full Screen Edition)
Hidalgo (Full Screen Edition)

Except for failing to understand how they could possibly cast a Paint instead of an Appaloosa, Cinnamon said this was a great action/adventure flick.

 
Rodeo Thrills & Spills
Rodeo Thrills & Spills

Cinnamon said he watched these strictly for their educational content (we weren't buying it, though :o)

 
HEALING SHINE A Spiritual Assignment
HEALING SHINE A Spiritual Assignment

We were in complete accord here (Cinnamon and I) that this book is an awesome read! Follow the recovery of Shine, an emotionally damaged roping horse; Cinnamon said it touched him deeply as he could personally relate to almost every facet of this true tale.

 

Retta's Reviews

Retta said she liked them all, but her most favorite (after the popcorn) was probably"Coming Home" even though it was a little bit sad.

Flicka
Flicka

Retta said she wasn't too sure about the realistic factor of this movie, but the girl seemed to really care about the horse (and that was good enough for her :o)

 
Coming Home (Heartland #1)
Coming Home (Heartland #1)

This is the first in a wonderful series of books - Retta said they were absolutely her favorite stories! She read them to Shadow, who agreed, but couldn't add them to his own list as it was already full :o)

 
Horseland: Friends First... Win Or Lose
Horseland: Friends First... Win Or Lose

Lighthearted and fun with some nice lessons in there for the younger set. Of course now Retta is all about getting her hair to look just like theirs...

 
The Derby Stallion (Special Edition)
The Derby Stallion (Special Edition)

Retta admitted privately (so don't tell her we told you), that the main reason she picked this movie was because Zac Efron was pretty cute for a biped...

 

Max's Moovies - He must be at the theater 'cause he's picking his seat :o)

Max chose "Dreamer" as his favorite movie to watch (mostly because of Sonya who he called "the babe" <-- those were his exact words :o)

Dreamer-Inspired By a True Story [VHS]
Dreamer-Inspired By a True Story [VHS]

Max liked the action and racing footage in this one (plus that sorrel filly was pretty darn cute).

 
Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Equine Enigmas, Medical Mysteries, and Befuddling Behaviors (Why Do Series)
Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?: 101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Equine Enigmas, Medical Mysteries, and Befuddling Behaviors (Why Do Series)

As he is into almost everything all the time, Max just loved this book of questions and answers (although he readily admits he STILL gets into everything even after reading it).

 
Shy Boy: The Horse That Came in From The WIld
Shy Boy: The Horse That Came in From The WIld

Max said he always wished he could have been born a mustang (they're so COOL!)

 

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What's your favorite horse movie? - Don't really have one? That's okay, but don't run away without saying hay! (Ha)

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      Paul Turner 6 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Great idea for a lens.

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      EpicFarms 7 years ago

      @m2paper: Me too - it's like a documentary, isn't it? Thanks for the comment :o)

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      m2paper 7 years ago

      for me, I like Black Beauty Movies.

      Several versions have been created based onAnna Sewellâs classic book. Beauty tells his own story about leaving his wonderful first home and being passed through indifferent and abusive owners before finally being reunitedwith the boy he loved.

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      ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

      I read oneskms review of this lens and just had to come straight over here. I love it 5* and a sprinkling of Angel Dust for an excellent lens

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      oneskms 8 years ago

      Lovely idea for a lens

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      Barkely 8 years ago

      Fun lens, love the photos! Thanks for adding it to the Fun for Kids Group:-)

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      EpicFarms 8 years ago

      [in reply to Evelyn_Saenz] OOOh - I don't think I've seen that one Evelyn! I'll have to check it out (and thanks :o)

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      EpicFarms 8 years ago

      [in reply to C-Joy] They have very discriminating (or is it incriminating? :o) palates, and gravitate towards gourmet - Popcorn Tartare to be exact (heh heh heh).

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      Your horses certainly watch a lot of horse movies and have certainly picked some fine ones. My favorite horse movie is Eyewitness Horse.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Very impressive! But tell me, how do your horses eat their popcorn during the movies?

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Delightful! and your horses are beautiful!