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|Cloud Wild Stallion of the Rockies / Cloud's Legacy The Wild Stallion Returns |
Actors: Cloud, Ginger Kathrens
Genres: Television, Documentary
Look for Cloud and his band in the Beautiful Rocky Muntains ? Program 1 - Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies Cloud is a wild horse of a different color - almost pure white. And his regal bearing and feisty personality ma... more »
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G. Cichowski | 08/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a beautiful film, BUT life can be harsh. I don't recomend this for sensitive children. There was death by lightening which we delt with. But, death by murder...In the scene there is a newborn who can't stand even after hours. All us grownups know it's not going to make it. Then a different band of horses move into the area and come to investigate the struggling newborn. It's sweet, one of the mares in this band tries to help the baby up. THEN... the stallion from this band comes up to the baby and seems to nuzzle it and you think "oh, how sweet, he's trying to help it too" He grabs the baby by the neck and starts viciously swinging it around like a rag doll. My two nine-year-olds screamed for an hour. "How could he do that to the poor baby? Why did the mommy let that happen...?" A real lesson in how life is not fair."
Through The Eye Of The Universe...
Screenwriter/author | California | 06/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ginger Kathrens voice is like a soft breeze, soothing. Her camera lense, the eye of truth, exposes CLOUD's heart and soul. Getting to know CLOUD and company was a spiritual awakening for me. There's a magical moment where Ginger, sitting on her horse, watches Cloud and his new found family horse around! Cloud stops for a moment and acknowledges Ginger, as if saying 'thank you and goodbye--for now'.
This film is not just another 'wild animal' story. It's a gift. An unexpected gift, which in its essence is priceless.
Some Art Student | Chicago | 08/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Beautiful work composed by a very dedicated wildlife documentary filmmaker.
Cloud's journey is magical. He fights the elements, he falls victim to an imposed round up to limit the number of wild mustang, he witnesses a lucky reprieve and struggles relentlessly to gain a band of mares. Protecting his family is just the beginning.
This film is a rare gem. The narrator and filmmaker knows horses through and through. She introduces us to the world of the American Mustang. The way she manages to deeply illustrates not only Could and his band but also the other stallions and main contenders is pure magic. These are not just animals on film, they're characters in a story.
This documentary is for anyone who loves horses, nature, or a tale of undying courage. For all ages. Death isn't a stranger in the Rocky Mountains but the subject is treated with respect and honor. There is nothing inappropriate in this film and no parent should hesitate to show it to a child."
An Incredible, Riveting Study of Wild Horses
Stephen C. Pile | New York | 11/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having raised horses, and experienced life and death among them, this film was riveting to me, and I continue to revisit it. That Ginger Kathrens spent so many years following and filming Cloud from birth to batchelorhood, to gathering his own band of mares is a gift to all of us who study and love horses. There are difficult scenes, e.g., the lightning deaths, the stallion killing the foal. Most of us who have raised foals know sometimes there is a "septic" birth, in which the foal is so ravaged with infection that it can't be saved even in an equine emergency room. And so the stallion did what he had to do from his genetic core. A stallion, or a mare for that matter, will also do this to a wolf, mountain lion, dog or anything that threatens the well-being of the mares.
There is so much to be learned from this video, not just about horses and herd behavior, but for ourselves as we project our emotions into these incredible animals. Part of my professional work is with human groups, and sometimes challenge them to work out their issues as quickly as a group of horses turned together for the first time. This film gives us a chance to think about ourselves as much as it does about horses."