The RESCUE of the Horses of McBRIDE...movie


SUNDAY  OCTOBER  27TH  -  A SNOWY  DAY  HERE  IN  SOUTHERN  ALBERTA,  CANADA.  THE  FIRST  SNOWFALL  OF  THE  COMING  WINTER;  ONLY  FOR  A  FEW  DAYS,  THEN  IT  WILL  BE  GONE,  UNTIL,  WELL  WHO  KNOWS  FOR  SOUTHERN  ALBERTA,  THE  COMING  OF  WINTER  CAN  BE  VERY  UNPREDICTABLE..... SNOW  COULD  COME  TO  STAY  FOR  THE  WINTER  IN  NOVEMBER,  AND  THEN  NOT  UNTIL  LATE  DECEMBER.


LAST  NIGHT  WENT  TO  WALMART  JUST  TO  SEE  WHAT  NEW  DVD  MOVIES  THEY  MIGHT  HAVE  BROUGHT  IN  FOR  A  BARGAIN  PRICE.


I  HAVE  THE  BOOK [AND  READ  IT  ABOUT  A  YEAR  AGO]  "THE  RESCUE OF  BELLE  AND  SUNDANCE  -  A  Miracle  on  Mount  Renshaw"  by  BRIGIT  STUTZ  WITH  LAWRENCE  SCANLAN.


IT'S  A  TRUE  STORY.


CANADA  MADE  A  FILM  ABOUT  IT  ALL.  WALMART  HAD  IT.  I  BOUGHT  THIS  WONDERFUL  MOVIE.  JUST  FINISHED  WATCHING  IT.


THE  SCENERY  IS  BREATH-TAKING;  HOW  THEY  FILMED  IT  ALL  IN  THE  BITTER  COLD  AND  SNOW  IS  AMAZING;  THE  ACTORS  WERE  TERRIFIC.


THE  STORY  IS  INDEED  A  MIRACLE  IN  MANY  WAYS  -  WARM,  HEARTFELT,  MOVING,  LOVING,  AND  INSPIRING.


GOD  GAVE  US  ANIMALS  TO  ENJOY,  THE  HORSE  TO  BE  A  HELPER  TO US [AND  WOW  HAS  IT  EVER  BEEN  MAN'S  HELPER  OVER  THE  CENTURIES]  AND  TO  BRING  US  MUCH  PLEASURE.  SO  IT  IS  NOT  SURPRISING  SOMEONE  TOOK  PITTY  AND  GAVE  OUT  DETERMINED  LOVING  STRENGTH,  TO  TWO  HORSES  STUCK  ON  THE  SIDE  OF  A  MOUNTAIN  IN  THE  DEPTHS  OF  DEEP  SNOW  AND  BITTER  COLD.


ON  THE  BACK  OF  THE  BOOK  WE  READ:


"A great story of generosity  and  determination on the part of many caring people. Although I knew that the end result was going to be positive, I still wanted to turn the pages as quickly as possible to find out how the rescue was going to happen. What a good read!"  -  Monty Roberts, author of The Man Who Listens To Horses.


"An incredible story made all the more provocative because it is true.... A must read for anyone who cares about horses or is an advocate for the well-being of animals." - Christ Irwin, author of Horse Don't Lie and Dancing With Your Dark Horse.


"Every so often an unforgettable story captures our hearts.... This inspiring book is a strong testament to the selfless spirit of small communities. It unfolds the way only a true story can, with that measure of real drama that entices the reader to finish it in one sitting." - Horses All.


"This true Canadian story starts painfully and ends happily, a reassuring example of caring without personal gain in what sometimes seems an insensitive world." - Guelph Mercury


"Beautifully  executed, beautifully told." - Ian Miller,  Two-time Cup Show-Jumping Champion and co-author of Riding High.


ON  THE  BACK  OF  THE  DVD  CASE:


"When Nicki (MacKenzie Porter)  finds two horses deep in the Rocky Mountain snow, she makes it her mission to find a way to get them to safety. With no other options, she picks up a shovel and starts to dig out the mile-long path, inspiring her father, Matt (Aidan Quinn), and the rest of the community to join together and save the horses in the spirit of Christmas."


THE  MOVIE  DOES  NOT  FOLLOW  THE  EXACT  FACTS  OF  IT  ALL,  LIKE  THE  WEATHER  WAS  ACTUALLY  VERY  UN-NORMAL  AND  GOOD  FOR  SUCH  A  RESCUE;  AND  THE  ENDING  IS  NOT  FACTUAL  AS  TO  THE  OWNER  OF  THE  HORSES  OR  HOW  THEY  DECIDED  TO  END  THE  MOVIE......BUT  THE  SPIRIT  OF  THE  MOVIE  IS  TRUE  AND  THE  RESCUE  OF  THE  HORSES  WAS  INDEED  AS  DEPICTED.  I'M  NOT  SURE  WHY  THE  MOVIE  DID  NOT  STICK  FULLY  TO  THE  BOOK;  IT  WOULD  HAVE  STILL  BEEN  JUST  AS  FINE  A  MOVIE  IF  IT  HAD.  I  FIND  IT  STRANGE  AS  TO  WHY  SOME  MOVIE  MAKERS  WANDER  AWAY  IN  PARTS  FROM  THE  ACTUAL  FACTS.


FOR  THE  STORY  OF  THE  HUMANITY  OF  IT  ALL  IT  IS  WORTH  GIVING  YOU  CHAPTER  12  -  THE  AFTERMATH.


SO  I  WILL  IN  THE  NEXT  FEW  BLOGS.

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