Heather- I cant believe that I didn't watch Alexander the Great!! How did this happen! It has Colin Farrell (my old fav) and Jared Leto (Hello!! Jordan Catalano!) and horses...all in one movie! Are you kidding me!
I found this clip from the movie that illustrates what is probably the first and now oldest horse story ever told- of when Alexander (age 12) managed to tame the wild black stallion and showed the first promise of becoming one of the greatest rulers and conquerors of all time. Upon returning with the horse, it is said that Philip (his father) told him, " 'O my son, look thee out a kingdom equal to and worthy of thyself, for Macedonia is too little for thee.'"
Mr Ed- (Bamboo Harvester) was an American Saddlebred (with a little Arab thrown in for good measure:) died at the ripe old age of 32-33.
Havent we all heard this song from our horses? I know I have.....Mr. Ed said it all!!
*I am sorry but I could not find any info on the horse from Ever After and have never seen the movie myself. I will have to rent it now that I know there is a pretty horse in it!! *
- I looked up info for Dollar but it was a tough search on Google (with a name like that and the amount of stuff on John Wayne.) Did you know that John Wayne or "The Duke" was actually born with the name Marion Robert Morrison! Yikes!!
I did find this clip featuring a classic scene with John Wayne *sigh* and his horse Dollar from the movie True Grit wherein some poor woman is getting quite the spanking! And.... she does not look like she's enjoying it much either! Now....if The Duke were the one administering it... that might be a different story all together! *evil grin*
Cndcowgirl- I loved the Phar Lap movie!!! I am going to do a post on him tomorrow. So stay tuned for more on him. As for Zorro.... Is this the scene you were talking? It is really cool!
Alright, I am sure we could all, given enough time, continue to come up with a hundred more beautiful horses that we admired from TV and the movies. I mean, we’d watch an infomercial for hours if it featured a pretty enough horse, wouldn’t we?
I am sorry that I did not have time to get to all the horses you mentioned.
But I’d like to mention one last movie that stole my heart right from the first moment- the first time I ever watched the trailer even.
Legends of the Fall anyone?
Horses, ranch, mountain sunlight, mustangs….Brad Pitt, horses… Brad Pitt on horses….
I still remember sitting in the movie theatre, barely able to breath, madly gripping the armrest, and blushing scarlet when I watched the following scene for the first time. I don’t think I’d ever seen anything so beautiful in my life….
A music video (I recommend turning off the volume) that features some of the best horse shots from the LOTF.