BALLAD of the IRISH HORSE
The dog may be man's best friend, but the horse can be our inspiration. Nowhere is this more true than Ireland, where horses can be found racing, working, and simply living as part of the wild landscape. Over the centuries, horses have captured hearts and minds of the Irish people. Nurtured by the mild climate and rich grasses, the horses of Ireland have always flourished. From magnificent wild stallions to sturdy work ponies and the elegant racing thoroughbreds-Ireland's horses are an enduring part of the country's history, work, and play. A romantic portrait of man and animal for viewers to treasure.
National Geographic's Ballad of the Irish Horse is a searching portrait that thoroughly explores the relationship of the Irish to this noble beast. Outstanding camera work and in-depth research create a lovely, enduring tribute to horses wild and tame and the Irish families that love and care for them. The wild Connemara Ponies, the Galway races, Goffs Horse Sales, The Irish National Stud, Vincent O'Brien and Ballydoyle (a private Thoroughbred training facility), BOOMERANG - the beloved show jumping horse, riding schools, fox hunts, and more all fit together in a mosaic of useful beauty, the more beautiful for the interdependence, which ensures that, despite the technological advances of the 20th century, the Ballad of the Irish Horse will outlast us all.
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