Thursday, September 27, 2012

Horse Harness

What's the deal with girls and horses anyway and men at the fair and their rough and tumble life with big steers for that matter? Mix them up a bit and now you're talkin' Temple Grandin. If you haven't seen the biopic on the life of this amazing woman, get up off the couch and rent it from Red Box or Netflix this weekend. You won't be disappointed. It's the story of this autistic woman and her search for a more humane way to handle livestock. If you've never heard of her, I know what you're mumbling right now. A movie about autism, and cattle... no thanks! I'll guarantee you this. Your loss! It's chock full incredible teaching moments for anyone, as she struggles through her life with her sensory integration dysfunction and her dislike of affection from people. I must say too, her frustration as a child right through to adulthood, caused by societal norms, will make you want to almost kick in your TV screen. I enjoyed it for all of these reasons and, of course, her great western shirts! Rent it this weekend and keep the box of tissues nearby, if you're human. Enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. Amen brother that is quite a movie. My wife and I have seen her speak twice and got to chat with her once. She is quite the woman.

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  2. malheureusement je ne pense pas que ce tv-film passe un france, mais cela semble etre sur un sujet assez important

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  3. I have never heard of her and it does sound interesting. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. I WILL look for the film...I'm one of those horse girls, even though I hardly ever got to ride or be near them...The photo reminds me... Humane treatment of animals (& other people, very important...) This horse must be from the Common Ground Fair...

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  5. That sounds like a great recommendation Birdman. I'll see if I can find it.

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  6. You're right...she is phenomenal! Have you read any of her books? I've been gone for a few days but am now trying to catch up!!

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  7. My sister loves horses maybe I will get that movie for her. Thanks Birdman!

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  8. I have heard of Temple Grandin, but haven't seen the film. I will try to find one when in the US, or who knows, maybe here.

    Want to touch that mane you've shown.

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  9. i LOVE that movie - have watched it twice. and i SO admire that brilliant woman! a blogger i follow in the ranching/farming industry has gotten to hear her speak and met her. wonderful inspiration in modern times.

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    1. She came to USM in Portland, but I got my 'wires crossed' and missed her by a day. Would have loved to see her AND her shirt! hahahaha

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  10. Will check it out at my local Redbox -- thanks-- barbara

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  11. I've read one of her books - so fascinating! I'll have to look for the movie.

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  12. Aw, gee, I was with you until the end. If I am human? Damn! DQ again.

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  13. I shall see if I can find it. I like a good cry.

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  14. Great picture, I love that shot. I have never heard of this remarkable woman and you bet I will look for the film.
    Thanks for the recommendation. MB

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  15. Your photo is beautiful. It transports me back a decade to Heifer Ranch when I had to learn how to harness draft horses much taller than me.
    I wish Temple Grandin had been around.

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  16. I went to a contemporary art fair in Shanghai recently, which was a real eye-opener. Chinese contemporary art has come leaps and bounds from the watery Zen landscapes to huge canvases of strange-looking beings. The prices being asked and paid were huge too.
    Oriental, if not Chinese, my print of Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWS6R, bought some time ago from wahooart.com, is as lovely as ever.

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