How many people have dreamed of spending time among wild horses? I know I did as a child. As a college student, I did my research on wild horses, but I forgot to take my movie crew with me to document so many of the wonderful and rarely seen equine behaviors.
Robert Vavra, with his artist's eye and his Hemmingway-type explorer attitude, ventured into the Cammargne of France to film a feral herd of Andalusians, resulting in the film "Such is the Real Nature of Horses."
This is no "Flicka" or Hollywood movie, although it feels like it because of the quality of the film and the music score. This is a true documentary of horse culture. Social bonding, stallion posturing, courtship behaviors, spatial awareness, dominance and play behaviors are all demonstrated with grace and beauty.
"Such is the Real Nature of Horses" should be seen by every human who loves horses because it will open your eyes to how horses really live, think, feel, and interact. You will better understand the creatures you love in ways that will make you think the next time you go to kiss a nose or put a foot in a stirrup.
Great holiday gift idea: A must-see for every horse lover