Taming the wild mustangs movie to show at Nelson’s Capitol

FLIKS brings Wild Horse Wild Ride to the Capitol Theatre on April 25

A scene from WIld Horse WIld Ride

A scene from WIld Horse WIld Ride

FLIKS brings Wild Horse Wild Ride to the Capitol Theatre on April 25 and to the Vallican Whole on Friday (both shows 7:30 p.m.). If you care about seeing films on the big screen in your community, come watch this festival audience favourite.

Each year thousands of wild mustangs are rounded up from public lands — they have lived wild for generations and have never been touched by human hands.

Wild Horse, Wild Ride tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest where people attempt to tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals.

Stunning and poignant, Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus’ debut feature documentary chronicles a handful of unforgettable characters from their first uneasy meeting with their horses and over three months as they attempt to transform from scared strangers to the closest of companions.

It all ends in a competition where trainers must bid against the public if they want to keep their horses.