Currently, 50,000 wild horses are in government holding facilities in the United States awaiting adoption. Many will languish there, largely because of their reputation for being unpredictable.
After taking mustangs on a pack trip and watching them outperform their domestic counterparts, Ben Masters, a young Texas horseman, wanted to prove the worth of wild horses and raise awareness about their plight. He gathered three of his best friends and hatched an outrageous plan to adopt, train and ride wild horses 3,000 miles from the Mexican border to Canada through some of the American West’s wildest terrain.
What ensues is an epic journey of self-discovery, friendship and big landscapes that entails runaway horses, perilous mountain passes, debilitating injuries, booming thunderstorms, personal clashes, rodeo rides, sweeping vistas and one sassy donkey.
Expertly woven with gorgeous cinematography, interviews with wild horse experts and just the right dose of levity, Unbranded is a soaring tale of resilience and adventure that will make you laugh, cry and develop a newfound deference for these emblematic Western creatures.
- Phillip Baribeau