The unique bond between humans and horses is explored in the film ‘Lean on Pete.’ A24 FilmsTwo recent films, “Lean on Pete” and “The Rider,” explore the transformative quality of human-horse relationships. Both films center on young men: One deals with the trauma of poverty and loneliness, the other struggles to rebuild his life after a horrific brain injury. For each, salvation is found in the relationships they form with their equine companions.
Transformation and redemption are common themes in films and books about humans and horses. Some might dismiss them as corny tropes, but there’s truth …read more
Source: The Conversation