The Moo Crew Movie Review
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)
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).
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)
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 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...)
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 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)
What's not to like? Ed rocks! He can do anything (of course now Champ wants his own phone :o)
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!)
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.
Cinnamon said he watched these strictly for their educational content (we weren't buying it, though :o)
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 said she liked them all, but her most favorite (after the popcorn) was probably"Coming Home" even though it was a little bit sad.
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)
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)
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...
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)
Max liked the action and racing footage in this one (plus that sorrel filly was pretty darn cute).
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).
Max said he always wished he could have been born a mustang (they're so COOL!)