Equitainment Newsletter - 10 August 2013
10 Aug 2013
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I have a release date for second half of Heartland Season 5, which will be in early October. Hurrayyyy .....I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that Suraya finally gets lucky-in-love in the next few episodes. She's so lovely and always seems to be overlooked. And will Ty really make it all the way in vet school? I'm tipping there's going to be more trouble there and Amy is not going to be happy.
Did you know Amber Marshall, the actress that play the part of Amy was married in real life last week too? Best of luck to her and her new husband Shaun from all her many fans in Australia.
If you haven't started watching Heartland yet, then you really must. It is absolutely the best horse TV show ever.
PRE-ORDER NOW: Heartland Season 5, Part 2
Heartland Complete Season 1
Heartland Season 2, Part 1
Heartland Season 2, Part 2
Heartland Season 3, Part 1
Heartland Season 3, Part 2
Heartland Season 4, Part 1
Heartland Season 4, Part 2
Heartland Season 5, Part 1
For those who grew up in the 1970's you'll have very fond memories of the FOLLYFOOT television series, which was the Heartland of the day. I remember rushing home from school and being glued to the TV whenever Follyfoot was on, even if the episode was repeat number 5,000.This series was based on the books written by Monica Dickens, a direct descendant of Charles Dickens. Set in England, Follyfoot Farm is a sanctuary for neglected and unwanted horses, very much like the Heartland ranch.
The shows league of fans were every bit as dedicated as Heartland fans are today and although the fashions and language are dated (bell bottom jeans, shag hair cuts, stretch body shirts) it's still really addictive viewing.
Whether you're a new fan or an old one, this is a show you're really going to enjoy watching. Oh, and the chart-topping theme tune will totally get stuck in your head too. "Grow, grow the lightening tree ..."
WARNING: THESE ARE IMPORTED DVDS AND ARE ENCODED WITH REGION 2 (ENGLAND). YOU WILL NEED AN ALL-REGION PLAYER FOR THEM TO PLAY PROPERLY.Follyfoot Season 1
Follyfoot Season 2
Follyfoot Season 3
I've just had a phone call from the lovely Deb Desreaux who is organising a flying visit of the immortal Buck Brannaman and the wife of Ray Hunt (amongst others) for a clinic in Australia set for January 2014.A LEGACY OF LEGENDS is a dedication by horsemen such as Buck Brannaman, who advocate the teachings of Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance. Sadly they won't be travelling around the country, but if you can possibly make it to Tamworth, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
For more details please email Deb Desreaux firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.alegacyoflegends.com
The Buck Brannaman series of DVD's are just brilliant ... I can't recommend them highly enough. Even if you don't own a horse they are fascinating viewing, especially the award winning documentary. The set of training DVD's are now also available individually which means you can just buy the section you need, or get the entire set and pay for it in installments.
BUCK - The award winning documentary
SEVEN CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN: The entire set
VOLUME ONE INCLUDES: Hooking on, leading, bridling, saddling, backing, circles, flags, half circles
VOLUME TWO INCLUDES: Riding form, Release/Soft Feel/Collection, Teaching the Leg, Serpentines, Getting the Life Up, Transitions, Stopping, Backing/Backing Circles
VOLUME THREE INCLUDES: The Feel, Turning on Haunches, Jumping, Problem Solving, Words of Wisdom
Here are two golden oldies for all avid film collectors. These older movies don't come on the market very often and are well worth grabbing while you can.I'm so excited that both these movies are making a long overdue re-appearance. I've been looking for them for many years and I've never been able to track a decent copy down of either title.
The Courage of Black Beauty was directed by Harold D Schuster, the same man who directed the original My Friend Flicka movie starring Roddy McDowell. Although Anna Sewell's name (the original Black Beauty author) is prominently mentioned in the credits, it's not based on the original story at all. It's a typical animal movie from the American 1950's when the studio's were churning them out in great numbers on a low budget. Who can forget the famous Lassie ("Timmy's in the well") TV series from the same period?
The 1947 version of Black Beauty starred the very famous "Highland Dale", the second highest paid hollywood animal actor after Lassie. Among his many roles he was also the magnificent black horse that Elizabeth Taylor rode in the movie "Giant" and the wonderful star of the movie "Gypsy Colt", before most famously settling into the role of "Fury" in the long running television series.
These movies may not be an Academy Award winners, but I am so thrilled to see a couple of oldies back in circulation, and both are a must have for all horse movie collectors.
BB: Vintage Black Beauty Double: Black Beauty (1946) & Courage of Black Beauty (1957)
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling is one of the very best of the natural horsemen. His original book Dancing with Horses was an international best-seller and remains constantly in print, the ultimate sign a book has become a classic.His liberty work is just amazing. I was lucky enough to see him perform many years ago in Europe, and at that time Australia hadn't seen much of the liberty trainers. Needless to say, I was totally blown away. He's just so soft and sympathetic. You really can imagine he is having an indepth conversation with his horses.
This book has been released before, but has now been fully revised and updated for today's market and it's well worth adding to your collection.
KFH: What Horses Reveal: From First Meeting to Friend for Life - PB