Just Crazy About Horses (1978)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Animals  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This documentary explores the fascination that thoroughbred horses hold for the very elite moneyed and aristocratic classes. The English upper classes, especially, regard various sorts of horse-centered rituals as being fundamental to their way of life. Moneyed investors regard horse-breeding as yet another way to make huge profits. Out of the interaction between these two groups come all sorts of races, competitions, judgings, prizes, and commercial strategies. One of the highlights of the film is a very graphic illustration of how a champion stud horse is bred to a mare with considerable help from human assistants.