Ok, so if you have known me longer than five minutes, you probably know that since I was a little girl, I have had this innate love for horses. Sometimes, as I watch my two girls gallop through the house neighing, I think it must be genetic.
I also love satisfying, feel good movies. Life is too short to waste two hours on a bad movie. So, when we settle down to watch something like Secretariat, I get the best of both worlds!
I round up my two little ponies and our pup, and we snuggle up to watch our favorite horse movie for the 217th time...no, I’m kidding, that’s a total exaggeration...it’s probably been like 215 times.
I kind of burn the popcorn (story of my life), but thankfully they don’t mind ;)
And because I try to keep it real, this is how our movie night proceeds:
About 30 minutes into the movie, the popcorn bowls are empty and so is the couch as two
I could barely hear the rest of the movie over their neighing and stomping...but to be honest, I just about have it memorized.
Every so often, this little girlie would run to the TV neighing to the horses on the screen. (adorable)
No matter how many times I see this movie, I still get goosebumps at the end as Secretariat wins the Belmont by 31 amazing lengths. "Oh, Happy Day!" :)
Another one of my favorite moments is when Diane Lane quotes a passage from the book of Job. "Have you given the horse strength? Have you clothed his neck with thunder..."
~ Job 39: 19-25
Our movie night was fun while it lasted. I enjoyed the final few moments of the movie with a little girl beside me requesting to switch over to Wow, Wow, Wubbzy!...sigh...but at least she raised her arms to cheer for Secretariat.
I hope you have enjoyed a few good movies lately! Have a great night :)