So with the Oscar nominations coming out on Feb 2nd I was bummed at the total lack of horse related movies out this year. When I saw a promo for the movie The Horse Boy over the summer I wanted to see it right away. There was a screening of it somehow linked to one of the therapeutic riding centers in New York that I am loosely affiliated with. I thought about going into the city, but I wasn’t able to get away for a night.When I heard that they were doing a screening of The Horse Boy only 30 minutes from my house last night I knew I had to go! I have been watching my money after my saddle fitting and decided to go ahead and splurge the $10 on a ticket because I really wanted to see this movie. I have heard such good things about it. I even talked the barn owners at Gennyral’s barn, and our brand new boarder who hasn’t even moved in yet into coming with me. I wanted to share the trailer with all of you today and figured I would review it another time.
I was especially excited to go because the author of the book and one of the stars of the movie “The Horse Boy”, Rupert Isaacson was supposed to be in attendance. There was a fire at the therapeutic riding center they created this week though so the Q&A section was by phone instead. Has anyone out there read the book? Or seen the movie yet? If you want to you can check to see if it is paying in an area near you by clikcing here. I was surprised to see how many places this movie is playing. I know that my take on the movie is a little different than most people because I am a certified Equine Assisted Therapist and a NARHA certified instructor, but I think that anyone who has a special needs child or knows someone that does will enjoy the film. It is not the horsey film I was hoping for, but it was a good film nonetheless.