The Rider

The Rider ★★★★½

One summer in middle school, I tried horseback riding at a boy scout camp. At the end of the week, we took a slow leisurely ride throughout the Oregon countryside. The horse I was riding suddenly took off at a gallop into the woods; I slid off its back, fell and broke my arm. Later as an adult, I developed a strong allergic reaction to horse hair, to the point where I start sneezing uncontrollably and almost can't breathe when I'm anywhere near horses. Never tried riding again after I fell all those years ago, and now I probably never will. Anyway, this film is wonderful.

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