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derby stallion horse movie

Derby Stallion, The

Patrick quits baseball and has Houston (an alcoholic) train him to be a steeplechase rider to compete against the spoiled, rich son of a nearby stable owner.

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Dreamer horse movie


Ben Crane is influenced by his daughter, Cale to buy a filly after she breaks a leg during a race. Rehabilitating the horse, Soñador, brings the family together.

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Danny horse movie


Twelve-year-old Janie works at Longvue Stables and adores Pat, the riding instructor. Janie clashes with her mother and resents Mike, the man her mother is seeing.

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by dawns early light movie

By Dawns Early Light

While his parents take a cruise, Mike, a spoiled and selfish teen, is sent to a Colorado ranch to stay on a ranch with the grandfather he hasn't seen in years.

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Pony Mare and Foal

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. - Psalm 4:8 Mares are such good and patient mothers. 

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black beauty miniseries

Black Beauty Miniseries

This adaptation of Black Beauty is set in the U.S., Maryland in 1880. It loses a lot by replacing British accents with southern drawls.

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Black Beauty Animated Version

On the positive side, much of Beauty's monolog and his conversation with other horses are taken straight from Sewell's text. 

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Donkey Mom

A female donkey is called a jenny. Males are called jacks. Like horses, their babies are called foals. This donkey mom is resting with her foal.

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Black Beauty

Things are changed from the book for no apparent reason. Sewell's references to Christianity are removed. Some things just struck me as silly and out of character.

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The Golden Rule

And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. - Luke 6:31 This photo reminds me of the golden rule. 

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8 Seconds

Apparently, Lane Frost was an incredible young man, but the movie makers, rather than sticking to the facts, felt they needed to add conflict and drama. 

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Protective Mare

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

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History on Horseback Volume 1

History on Horseback is unique in its horse-centered approach to history, and should appeal to horse lovers young and old!

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Kids and Pets

I can't imagine growing up without animal friends. Pets are such devoted and loyal friends and teach children important qualities.

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horses didnt evolve they were created

God Created Horses

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 Sheep are the most frequently mentioned animal in the Bible. Bulls, oxen, cattle come in second.

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5 best horse picture books for children

5 Best Horse Picture Books

I love picture books, especially horse picture books! As a horse person, I have pretty high standards as to what qualifies as a good horse book. Here are my top 5.

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Marguerite Henry Author of Horse Books for Children

Popular children's author Marguerite Henry was born Marguerite Breithaupt on April 13, 1902 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was the youngest of five children.

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Fritz and the Beautiful Horses by Jan Brett

This beautiful horse picture book has a wonderful message for children - what you are on the outside is not nearly as important as what you are on the inside.

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