Horse whisperer, Monty Roberts takes on the challenge of rehabilitating three Iraq War veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).
Gradually, with patience and wisdom gained by a lifetime of adversity, Monty helps them understand the power of gentleness while instilling in them a new sense of purpose.
Horse Sense and Soldiers introduces viewers to three veterans who are experiencing difficulties interacting with their families and going about their daily lives due to PTSD.
For four days, Roberts, an “American renaissance cowboy” famous for his gentle approach to training horses, worked with the three veterans at his farm in California to help them establish trusting relationships and partnerships with horses.
Roberts does not use whips, restraints or physical violence to tame horses, but instead relies on a soft-spoken, nurturing style to send signals through body language while interpreting silent messages from the horse.
His goal with the veterans is to help them control their anger, confront painful memories, cope with real-life situations, and move on with their lives and relationships.
Production & Filming Details
- Director: Lisa Quijano Wolfinger (as Lisa Wolfinger).
- Writer: Lisa Quijano Wolfinger.
- Release Date: 19 September 2010.
- Running time: 60 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.