Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2011) Trailer
Trailer for the documentary Wild Horse, Wild Ride.
Each year thousands of wild horses are rounded up and removed from public lands by the U.S. Government. All of them will need permanent homes. None has ever been touched by a human hand. Wild Horse, Wild Ride tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge: a remarkable contest in which 100 regular people are challenged to tame 100 totally wild mustangs in order to get them a better life beyond the fences of federal holding facilities. In a mere three months, man and horse must transform from scared strangers to close companions. It won't be an easy journey. Bones and egos will take a beating. Fear and frustration will weed many out. Come September, those who prevail will convene at a crowd-filled stadium in Forth Worth, TX where they'll compete against each other and ultimately put their horses up for adoption at a public auction. Among the unforgettable characters chronicled in the film: Charles, a Navajo grandfather determined to re-capture his youth; George, a grizzled cowboy with a stubborn streak; Jesus, a Mexican-American roofer with a gift for horse whispering; and Wylene, a blond beauty with a theatrical flair and a nerve of steel. Stunningly cinematic and shot entirely in High Definition, Wild Horse, Wild Ride chronicles them and a few others over 100 days- capturing a journey that is at times harrowing, humorous, heartwarming and heartbreaking, as these wild spirits- both human and horse- embark on the ride of their lives.