CBC Short Docs Fast Horse

CBC Short Docs Fast Horse

In Blackfoot country, they call Indian Relay “North America’s original extreme sport.” Jockeys bareback gallop their horses around a track, jumping off one and on to another in a chaotic melee of horses and handlers at “the exchange”. Accidents happen. Simply finishing a race demands masterful skill and courage. Siksika horseman Allison RedCrow dreams of bringing a team to the “greatest outdoor show on Earth” – the Calgary Stampede – so he and his people can show the world their unparalleled skill on horseback. In this CBC Short Doc, the cameras follow Allison and his new jockey, Cody BigTobacco, over the course of a year as they assemble a team of horses, train them for the relay race and finally make their debut at the Stampede. Through this process, we come to understand and respect the skills of horsemanship, which have been passed down for generations and remain intact. Warning: the final two minutes of this program contain coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • 2018
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2020
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