Indie filmmakers have been drawn to the relationship between man and horse for a very long time.
The Mustang, expected to premiere at Sundance Film Festival, is a gripping story about a convict and a wild horse training program. It’s theatrical release is set for March 2019, so movie lovers don’t have to wait long until they can watch this powerful horse flick.
The official synopsis:
“Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an ‘outdoor maintenance’ program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.”
For many years, horses have been helping heal people. There are quite a few programs that allow inmates to gentle and tame wild mustangs. The horses benefit by getting adopted through yearly auctions.
One can hope that The Mustang will demonstrate the mutually beneficial relationship of horse and man.
Watch the official trailer below:
If you love American Mustangs, you’ll enjoy our Band of Outlaws article featured in the August/September 2014 issue of Cowgirl Magazine.