Tuesday, June 21, 2011

DVDs for Horse Fans

Secretariat is a wonderful family film that chronicles the true story of racing's most famous horse and his courageous owner, Penny. There are wonderful scenes of Secretariat, also known as Big Red, being groomed, ridden, and trained, but the big draw of the movie is the determination and vision of Penny, one of the first women to be so involved in the world of horse racing.

Also, check out two older films for horse lovers. Spirit is an animated movie about wild horses, native Americans, and the settling of the western United States. Another feature film that includes stirring, adventurous horse scenes and a great story is The Black Stallion. Remember that DVDs can be checked out for one week for $1 and River Forest card holders can check out two DVDs for free on Wednesdays.

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