Horse for Summer

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  • PG
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 4.6  (210)

Horse for Summer is a heartwarming family drama directed by Nancy Criss and released in 2015. The film stars Dean Cain, Lee Meriwether, and Christopher Atkins in leading roles. The movie revolves around the story of a young girl, Summer, who has always been fascinated with horses. Summer is living with her grandparents on their ranch while her father is away on business. Summer’s grandfather is a retired racehorse trainer, who is now breeding and training horses for pleasure riding. However, Summer finds it hard to connect with her grandparents and is struggling to adjust to life on the ranch.

One day, while visiting her father, Summer meets a wild and free-spirited stallion in the nearby woods. She is immediately drawn to the horse, who she names Rusty, and spends time every day trying to make a connection with him.

As Summer spends more time with Rusty, she witnesses the stallion being mistreated by his owner. She is determined to rescue Rusty and set him free. With the help of her grandfather, Summer sets out on a mission to rescue Rusty and bring him back to the ranch.

With Rusty now a part of her life, Summer finds a new sense of purpose and passion. She begins training Rusty to become a racehorse, with hopes of entering him into the upcoming state fair. However, when Rusty is injured during training, Summer is forced to reevaluate her priorities and make a difficult decision.

Throughout the movie, Summer learns valuable life lessons about responsibility, love, and family. The film also explores the theme of animal rights, showcasing the mistreatment of animals in the racing industry.

Dean Cain gives an excellent performance as Summer’s father, who mentors her through her journey with Rusty. Lee Meriwether shines as Summer’s loving and supportive grandmother, who helps her granddaughter find her true passion. Christopher Atkins delivers a convincing portrayal of the villainous horse trainer, who shows no regard for the well-being of his animals.

The film features stunning cinematography of the California countryside, showcasing the beauty of horses and the natural environment. The soundtrack is also noteworthy, featuring an original score by composer David Bateman.

Overall, Horse for Summer is a heartwarming and inspiring tale that is sure to touch the hearts of viewers of all ages. It is a great movie for families to watch together, offering a positive message about the importance of kindness and empathy towards animals.

Horse for Summer is a 2015 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6.

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    1 hr 38 min
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    4.6  (210)