EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY. HEAT INDEXES ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 105 TO 112 DEGREES EACH DAY... WITH OVERNIGHT HEAT INDEXES AROUND 80.
Yeah. No riding here. I did see my herd once yesterday and they were sweating while grazing. I’m only going out as a means of getting from here to there. There being any place that is air conditioned.
Since we canceled our camping trip due to the sweltering heat, a few of us decided to go see Buck last night. From the website, the film was “created to move people to make changes in how they deal with horses and life's challenges.” The movie “follows Buck from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses.”
I don’t think it matters what discipline you follow; it isn’t a “how to” movie. It was really was a movie about a man and his relationship with horses and what brought him to where he is today. The movie was filmed at locations that provided a beautiful backdrop for the horses it showcased. Buck has a pretty dry sense of humor; some parts were pretty funny. There were others parts of the movie that had us digging in our purse for a Kleenex.
The supporting characters were people just like you and me who love horses and are trying to do what is best for them. And one, in particular, will have you scratching your head and asking “why?” Or maybe more aptly, “WTF?”
Although appreciated most by horse lovers, it is the kind of movie that your non-horse loving spouse or friend could probably appreciate for the story itself. It is showing in limited markets, so you’ll need to check the calendar on the website for locations.