- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: June 11, 2003
From the latest training techniques to the prairies where wild horses still roam, this is a fascinating look at the equine world today.
While many people think of them as belonging to an earlier age, horses are currently a $100 billion industry in the United States, and the resurgent sport of thoroughbred racing accounts for a quarter of that figure.
Lou Diamond Phillips hosts this enthralling, expansive look at the world of horses today, venturing from the grounds of the world's most famous racetracks to the streets of America's cities where the versatile animals play an important law enforcement role. Go behind the scenes of a thoroughbred auction in Kentucky, where untrained yearlings sell for as much as $13 million. In marked contrast to this rarefied atmosphere are the woods and ranches where some horses still earn their keep as working animals. But as horsemen Monty Roberts and Pat Parelli demonstrate, the methods used to train today's horses are light years removed from the old ways. Traditions of a different sort live on with the Nez Perce Indians, who are once again raising their famed Appaloosa steeds after nearly a century layoff. And finally, we'll visit Storey County, Nevada, where wild mustangs still roam.
Filmed in a beautiful, wide-screen format, IN THE COMPANY OF HORSES shows these majestic animals in all their grandeur.