Horses | 1999
Documentary that presents a comprehensive look at one of the most revered and influential animals of human history. The horse -- means of transport, warrior, explorer, laborer and close companion -- has had a profound impact on human civilization. In the reaches of Mongolia, horses of Mongolian nomads are observed during the celebration of 4,000-year-old equine traditions. In the American West, where horses are a living symbol of the pioneer spirit, the program examines the nation's endangered population of wild horses; explores the close bond between horse and human, including the growing role of horses in physical and emotional therapy for children with disabilities; and visits with a real-life "horse whisperer."