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Handy and Hardy H-prompt for the A to Z Blogging Challenge

H is for “The Horse Whisperer.”

Based on a 1995 novel by Nicholas Evans, “The Horse Whisperer” told the story of a brave young equestrian (played by Scarlett Johansson) and her determined horse Pilgrim, both urged to recovery by a skilled and seasoned horseman after a traumatic accident.

Film director Robert Redford played the title role. His character, horse trainer Tom Booker, was loosely based on real-life horse whisperer Buck Branniman.

The cast included Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, and Dianne Wiest.


Gotta love a good horse story. This tale held some unbridled horsing around as well, although it was tastefully hinted off-camera, rather than blatantly. Hey, it was supposed to be a wholesome family film.

As a horse lover, I have to admit it. 

My heart fluttered far more when Robert Redford and Kristen Scott Thomas galloped across the wide open countryside than during the scenes the filmmakers may have deemed considerably more romantic. Redford seasoned pretty well, but handsome horses in flight catch my eye far more. Maybe you agree. (If not, we need to talk.)

Who’s chomping at the bit to trot out an H-Day post now?

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  1. Hi, Linda - That was a great movie! I adore Robert Redford! Thanks for the video!

  2. Great movie, and Redford indeed aged well. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge blogs this month.

  3. Loved that movie, too. I watched another Redford film yesterday - An Unfinished Life. Pretty good.

  4. I love Robert Redford and he's still charismatic in his 70's! Great movie and a wonderful choice for "H!" Julie

  5. I have not seen that movie in so many years. :)

  6. That was a gorgeous movie-- your post made me want to watch it al over again.

    ---Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  7. Sad to say I never saw the movie - guess I should!



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