"He's a prey animal, they had said. A freaky flight animal that can flip from quiet and thoughtful to wild and reactive in a single heartbeat." And so begins the journey of a man and a horse that would change each ones life forever. This journey actually began a few weeks earlier when Joe Camp's wife Kathleen bought him a surprise birthday gift: a trail ride. Two weeks later they owned three horses.
While you may not know Joe Camp, you probably know of Joe Camp's films that began with Benji. In that movie, and the ones that followed, he showed us the heart and the soul of a dog. Now, in The Soul Of A Horse, he unlocks the mystery of a majestic creature that has survived on earth for over 55 million years - all without the assistance of man.
After getting into the world of horses, Camp found there were a lot of things that were wrong with it. One of the first things is that under the care of humans, horses have a life expectancy half that of their running free counterparts. Worse, most people don't even know that they are causing undue stress and degrading their health by the way that they relate to and keep their horses.
The Soul Of A Horse comes to us through three distinct perspectives. First, through the thoughts of the author's favorite horse, Cash, he explains the reality of the horse-human interaction. Second is from the perspective of Joe and Kathleen Camp. Here you learn about two novices who try to search for the truth about living and interacting with horses. Finally, it is about a herd of wild mustangs; an imaginary tale that takes place on the plains of Nevada, tracking back to the sixteenth century Spain, then returning again to the present.