In this episode, Lisa and Julianne discuss the non-profit 501 (c)(3) Thundering Hooves. During the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest at the Kentucky Horse Park, Julianne speaks with Founder, Neta Ryne, as well as award-winning singer/songwriter Lynny Prince and Chief Matthew Black Eagle Man, both musicians and supporters of Thundering Hooves. From the films, Their Last Ride, 4 The Horses and Saddle of Hope, to presenting events across they country, Neta and the rest of her organization provide much needed information about horse slaughter and other issues for the horses in today's society.
Excerpt from Thundering Hooves social media campaign:
“Due to where I live and work I am faced with the reality of horse slaughter every day!! When working on Thundering Hooves film projects …photos of slaughter horses that I took... are what I see across my screen and I am reminded of how they suffered! These images never leave my mind’s eye …I go to bed every night with a great sadness in my heart!
Being a voice for the slaughter bound horses, burros and mules is not easy and becomes more difficult as time goes by knowing that nothing has changed and they continue to suffer! Thundering Hooves has proven to be a successful outreach program by providing a platform to be their voice! We have traveled the country with films and special events celebrating and honoring the horse to draw people in to educate and inform them on the facts on horse slaughter and inspire them to take action, whatever that might be … for the HORSES!!”
~ Neta Rhyne
To learn more about Lynny's music and see the award-winning video for 'Ride it Out," a song for slaughter-bound horses, visit the Lynny Prince youtube page.
The Media Spotlight for this episode is on Speaking of Horses TV with Wayne Williams. Wayne has been involved with the festival since the "early days," both in New York or Kentucky for the main events or traveling to tour stops and covering the panel discussions and interviews. You can find his show online at Speaking of Horses TV.
To learn more about Julianne and her partner Bruce Anderson, tune in to "Whinny Tales: Horse Stories, Pony Legends and Unicorn Yarns," the official podcast of Nature's View and The Marley Project. You can find Whinny Tales on all of the major podcast directories. You can also visit www.naturesview.us or www.equusfilmfestivalcamden.com to find out more about their Camden Tour Stop for the festival.
For more information about the festival or for links to the films and literature, visit equusfilmfestival.net. Follow us on social media at EQUUS Film Festival. To see the EQUUS films, visit www.filmfestivalflix.com.