Then he hangs by the thongs until sufficiently purified. It is remarkable even in today's standards. I give great credit to Richard Harris for making his character believable. Their names were Hwin, the horse, and Aravis, the girl. He held it firmly by one corner as he turned and went hastily back to his place in the crowd, where he stood a little apart from his family, not looking down at his hand.
He leaves home to try to find out the reason for his discontent. The story is written in such a way that the reader must interpret what is meant by what is being said. The story of Beautiful Jim Key is not just about a horse. It was a fascinating essay on life in a Sioux tribe that was colourful and inspiring too. Made me want to go and find my old copy of All Horse Go To Heaven.
After the war he became a successful entrepreneur. I do understand the limitations the author faced, but for me it would have lent to greater credibility. Beautiful Jim Key is a story about an educated horse: educated with kindness and patience by a remarkable man, Dr. Key and Jim were well-known locally before Rogers ever came along, but his work made them famous in a way they might never have been otherwise. Changed the lives they came in contact with, yes.
An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback. Last time I checked, both black people and horses still have a hard time of it. He was already 56 years old by the time Beautiful Jim Key was born. I began this book as a skeptic. War has been fought through out many countries for various reasons since the beginning of times, the tactics and warfare themselves may have changed, but the meaning of war remains the same.
The biographical information about Doc Keys is mostly from his stories. In truth, westerns had long accommodated a high level of sadism and suffering. Old Mother was not long for the world, but Horse would have stayed with her until she died. He was treated as part of the family and even home schooled, but his ownership passed to John's brother-in-law, Jeptha, in payment of some debts. Perhaps this is the point: the first film took us to a place where we would want to be, a simpler time. Maybe I take some of it with a grain of salt. Similar to my experiences with showing horses, it is necessary to have a successful team to make the championships happen.
The film belongs to a revisionist subgenre of the movie western, where it sits in the company of Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch 1969 , Ralph Nelson's Soldier Blue 1970 and Robert Aldrich's Ulzana's Raid 1972. Key passed away in 1909, he had also seen the fear and loathing take center stage again, and must have been disappointed, even though he surely knew that he had done what he could in his life to change attitudes. After the Civil War and leading up to the First World War many people worked for the betterment of everyday lives, not just for the downtrodden humans but for the most helpless of all, the animals. I borrowed it from my local library and read it to my children who are six and nine years old. The magic in the air gives these stories a feeling of suspense.
Furthermore , the story is based on Cabeza de Vaca's real life , a soldier from Spain that in 1528 suffered all that happens in this movie. Key playing fetch with his dog. He was trained by an even more remarkable man, William Doc Key, who lived from 1833 to 1909. He led a wonderful exciting life that changed drastically when he taught his horse to read and write and do math. I borrowed it from my local library and read it to my children who are six and nine years old. The film's second half is mostly conventional if well staged action fare,although Harris looks out of place riding with the Sioux in western clothes-surely he would have dressed like one of them? The few survivors, including wise old Running Bull and stubborn old Elk Woman have gone into the badlands and been forced to eat their dogs.
I read horse biographies to feel like I know the horse, and although this book focused all around Jim Key, I felt like the author maintained a distance between the horse himself and the reader. The story however, is about more than this amazing animal, it is about the man who trained him equally as remarkable and the man who promoted them and as a team, their desire to educate the public on kindness to animals and put a fire into the animal rights groups of their day, a task that they did successfully. Unfortunately the complaints were nothing of the sort. I was looking for a good wholesome family movie for movie night, someone had recommended 'Secretariat' to my husband, so I was looking at reviews for it on-line when I came across a picture book called 'Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smarted Horse' by Emily Arnold McCully. During his life, the country went through a civil war, reconstruction, and an industrial and technological revolution.
It reads like something out of an adventure novel. Very weak supporting cast overall behind Harris. Determining that his only chance of freedom is to gain the respect of the tribe, he overcomes his repugnance and kills two warriors from the neighboring enemy tribe, which allows him to claim warrior status. Since I was expecting a horse biography however, I'm sticking with the two stars. Lord John Morgan Richard Harris is an English aristocrat who was captured and enslaved by the Yellow Hand Sioux on a visit to the American west in the 1820s. What gets me is that initiation rite, which is repeated in this film in such grim and bloody detail you'd think people didn't have enough of it the last time.