All struggles can be overcome by facing them in a new perspective and having an understanding of love, values, and personal triumph.
The Horse Whisperer was directed by Robert Redford. It was based on the novel by Nicholas Evans. Redford plays a cowboy in Montana who has an uncanny ability to heal; not only horses, but people as well. This movie is packed full of lessens that can be learned about all the trials life has to offer. It shows how a broken family can heal and how to find the good in all things. The story shows how one event can change life as we know it and how a tragedy does not have to hold us down. All struggles can be overcome by facing them in a new perspective and having an understanding of love, values, and personal triumph.
The movie starts out with two girls of very wealthy families in New York, meeting to take their horses out for an early morning ride in the snowy landscape. As they ride, they engage in typical teenager conversation about school and boys, when a slip of a horse’s step and an 18 wheeler result in an extremely graphic, tragic accident. One girl is killed and the other is so badly wounded that her leg is amputated. The horse is in such bad condition that it should be put down, but the mother will not make that decision without her daughter’s approval. The mother (an editor of a major style magazine) is distraught over her daughter losing her leg, her future, and her image more than anything else. The father is a big-time lawyer who really cares about his daughter and also knows that his wife married him more for money and image, than love. The daughter gets a chance to see her horse and it seems she may find happiness, but the horse turns out to be a crazed animal with wounds inside and out. The daughter is certain that her life is over and shuts herself off.
In a desperate attempt to heal her daughter, and her family, the mother takes the horse and girl on a road trip across the country to find a horse whisperer in...