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My Heroes Were Cowboys

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Inspiring docu about horse trainer has positive messages.

Movie PG 2021 23 minutes
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My Heroes Were Cowboys is a captivatingly concise, yet comprehensive, documentary short about horse trainer Robin Wiltshire. "I would say I was about 10 or 11," recalls the Australian native, "I went into this movie theater and I was mesmerized" with American movie Westerns and horses. "Robin is very passionate about re-creating the old wild West," says his wife Kate about his love. The couple, along with their son Patrick, relocate to live on a Wyoming ranch where Robin trains horses for film and TV roles. "As much love that you can put into them," says Robin about the horses he refers to as his kids, "they're going to give it back to you." My Heroes Were Cowboys is well-worth-the-ride storytelling that can encourage dialogue about the journey it takes to pursue one's passions and the steps to take to get there.

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