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Narrated by actress Ali MacGraw, Horses of the West: America’s Love Story is an emotional journey filmed in the dramatic landscapes of the American West. With segments about wild horses, girls and their horses, rescue horses, Arabians, working cutting horses, thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, and therapy horses, it celebrates the extraordinary bond between horses and humans.
In Gunnison, Utah, state prison inmates work to gentle and train wild horses so they can be offered for adoption. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary near Kanab, Utah, rescues horses whose owners no longer consider them “useful.” While the prison’s wild horse program and the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary rescue horses, Horses of the West also shows how horses can rescue and heal humans. The film tells the story of two special once-wild horses at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah, where these gentled creatures are now used as therapy animals.
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