A documentary exploring the world of equine health at Colorado State University will make its theater debut at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s Phipps Theater on Monday, Feb. 18. Register now for online complimentary tickets. Created by Chapman University’s documentary film program, the film captures how Colorado State University is helping advance equine health, support equine industry growth, and promote the human-horse connection. Special thanks to Rocky Mountain PBS and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
The documentary, which is narrated by Gov. John Hickenlooper, showcases CSU’s four equine programs: the Orthopaedic Research Center, Equine Reproduction Laboratory, Equine Hospital, and equine sciences undergraduate training programs. The story of equine health is told through the experiences of horse owners, industry professionals, and ranchers; CSU faculty, staff and students; and through the beauty and grace of the horses for which they care. The film features an original song by Nashville recording artist Pete Martinez.
“Horse Sense” looks at the current state of the human-horse relationship, centering on the innovative work done at Colorado State University that is changing the equine landscape globally. The film also raises awareness about the connections and similarities between equine and human medicine, and what these advances mean for both the equine industry and advances in human health care.
The film is produced by Chapman students Tyler Gurd and Sam-Price Waldman. Executive producers are Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, Dr. Chris Kawcak, Jeff Swimmer, the Dea Family Foundation, Cathy L. Carpenter Dea, Cort L. Carpenter, and Peter Dea. Support for the film was provided by the Dea Family Foundation, Steve and Paula Reynolds/TBR Ranch, and the Verdad Foundation.
Watch the Horse Sense trailer.
Upcoming Horse Sense Documentary Showings:
Join us for a special showing of Horse Sense
at the Lory Student Center Theatre, on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. Dr. Wayne McIlwraith
, University Distinguished Professor, Barbara Cox Anthony Chair, and Director of the Orthopaedic Research Center, will be introducing the documentary. This is a free showing, though RSVPs are appreciated
The annual Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale caps a trademark education program in CSU Equine Sciences. In the program, CSU students have the unique opportunity to train well-bred young horses, taking the animals from barely halter-broken to working calmly under saddle. Legends of Ranching is held at the B.W. Pickett Equine Center, on Colorado State University’s Foothills Campus. The event will feature a special showing of the documentary Horse Sense at noon, with introduction by Dr. Jerry Black, Director of the Equine Sciences Program and the Equine Reproduction Laboratory.