“White Mane” (Crin-Blanc) now out on DVD

3 05 2008

White Mane (Crin-Blanc)

Has anyone seen this 1953 flick? It’s a 40-minute, b&w film directed by Albert Lamorisse. From IMDB:

In the Camargue, France, ranchers go after wild horses led by a leader, “White Mane,” which escapes capture time after time. A small boy who witnesses the horse’s furious fight for its freedom makes friends with the horse after the trackers supposedly give him up to whomever can capture him. They change their minds when they see the boy has tamed him and take off after the horse again, with the boy on his back. Both boy and horse, fed up with the continual fight for freedom and peace, and the duplicity of men, head out to sea as the men plead with the boy to turn back. (Winner of the Cannes Grand Prize in category in 1953.)

It’s now out on DVD; KiddieMatinee.com has another short review, and more images like the one below.

Cage match!

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The Pony Lady

27 09 2007

Is anyone else totally coveting that bathtub?

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HorseGirlTV contest

16 08 2007

In Love with Her Horse, originally uploaded by Captain Suresh.

(Bet that shirt wasn’t white for long)

So, what’s HorseGirlTV?

HorseGirlTV™ is a bi-monthly show hosted by Angelea Kelly and presents international equine sports and equine athletes through entertaining and educational designs. The format is hip, happening and always horse related. Tune in. Tack up.™ It’s not what you think!

Anyway, you can win stuff:

Vote for your favorite episode, tell us why you like it and automatically be entered to win prizes!

Simply click on the button below the vidcast that says “Vote & Win!” to vote for your favorite episode. You can vote as many times as you’d like to increase your chances of winning. Incomplete or duplicated comments will not be thrown in the hat but repeat email addresses and names are accepted. Winners will be drawn from a top hat and announced in the next episode. The grand prize winner will receive a pair of FITS™ Riding Breeches valued at $210. Our runner up winners will receive a HorseGirlTV t-shirt or coffee mug!

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20 06 2007

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Thumbelina honoured for her charity work

4 06 2007

Thumbelina and Michael Goessling

Thumbelina, the world’s smallest horse, was in New York City recently receiving honours for her charity work. Owner Michael Goessling is touring America with her to raise money for the Thumbelina Foundation, which raises money and awareness for children around the world. Link Watch a short video of her here.

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The truth about ring crews?

11 05 2007

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Caveat emptor

11 05 2007

Keep watching right to the end…

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World’s tallest horse (now on video)

11 05 2007

According to the Guinness Book, the current record holder is Priefert’s Radar, a Belgian gelding standing 19.3-1/2 hands (that’s 6’7-1/2″ or just over 2.01m) and weighing 2400 pounds. More on Radar

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Five memorable mares

29 04 2007

Tell a gelding, ask a stallion, discuss it with a mare


Oh yes, you know what I’m talkin’ about! Here are some ladies you should meet.

1. Ruffian

Foaled in 1972, this niece of Secretariat is considered by many to be the greatest racing filly of the modern era, if not all time. She won all ten starts against fillies, but in a televised match race with Foolish Pleasure on July 6, 1975, both sesamoid bones in her right foreleg snapped. Her jockey, Jacinto Vasquez, tried to pull her up, but she ran on for another 50 yards, unwilling to give up the race. Attempts were made to save her but after waking from anesthesia Ruffian fractured the new cast causing greater damage and she was euthanized. Ruffian is buried near the finish line in the infield at Belmont Park. It has been said of her “The only race she ever lost was the race to save her life.” Read more | The Ruffian Breyer

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Monsterpiece Theatre presents The Horse Whisperer

28 04 2007

Hat tip to the muppetastic Raincoaster.

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8 04 2007

From the same people (and presumably the same government subsidies?) behind Cirque du Soleil.

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Worst. Special. Effects. EVER

29 03 2007

This slice of Bollywood has been doing the rounds. Don’t try it at home, kids!

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The Ballad of the Irish Horse

17 03 2007

The Ballad of the Irish Horse

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Thought we’d mark the day with me telling you about a lovely little National Geographic documentary, Ballad of the Irish Horse. Featuring music by The Chieftains, it’s a loving look at the horse culture of the Emerald Isles:

Over the centuries, horses have captured hearts and minds of the Irish people. Nurtured by the mild climate and rich grasses, the horses of Ireland have always flourished. From magnificent wild stallions to sturdy work ponies and the elegant racing thoroughbreds—Ireland’s horses are an enduring part of the country’s history, work, and play. A romantic portrait of man and animal for viewers to treasure.

I was fortunate enough to find it at my local Jumbo Video a few years ago, but it may pop up on TV in reruns, or at your local public library; find your own copy here or on eBay. (If you go the latter route, make sure the videotape is in the right format for your country)

Equus in the Wind

12 03 2007

Blame raincoaster.

Tiger on horse

6 03 2007

I saw a photo of a tiger riding a circus horse in a book once; what was really cool was that the horse was a wildly marked leopard  Knabstrupper or Appy.

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