Does anyone else think The Man From Snowy River is the best horse movie ever made?
Well it is. If you haven’t seen it, you should. And if you think any other horse movie is better, I strongly beg to differ. I grew up on this movie, and you can’t beat the Australia mountains, the wild brumbies, wallaby stew with Spur, putting Curly in his place, galloping down the mountain, singlehandedly rounding up the horses, and being rescued by Jim (an incredible horseman who plays piano!).
At any rate, there is apparently an environmentalist group in Australia who wants to exterminate every single one of the Snowy River brumbies. This group claims that the Brumbies (the Australian equivalent of the American mustang) are destroying a natural habitat of other plants an animals on the mountain. It has Australia’s only alpine lake and some plants and animals that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. So their solution is to kill all of the horses … because that’s the only way to stop them from breeding! You can’t tell me there’s not a better solution than that.