A new documentary on the history of the horse and their relationship to mankind, Equus “Story of the Horse”, is set to premiere this week, January 16, 2019, on PBS. The Equus segment is the first of a two part series that will wrap the following week, on January 23, 2019, as part of the PBS Nature series that runs each Wednesday. (Please check your local listings for PBS in your area.)
A brief synopsis on this limited engagement event:
The relationship between man and his noble steed is almost as old as civilization itself. Ever since the mysterious beginning of our extraordinary partnership, horses helped shape the human world. At the speed of a horse, our ancestors conquered distances and built empires. Together, humans and horses flourished side by side. What makes us so perfect for each other?
Check out the preview below that any equine enthusiast is sure to love…
For thousands of years, humans and horses have formed a special bond and a unique partnership….
If you are unable to catch the live show, the series is available to stream the following day. Don’t forget to set your DVR, horse lovers!
Watch the trailer for Episode 1 of Equus “Story of the Horse” here…
Some fun facts about horses from the show include….
Check out the trailer for episode 2 here…
Eager to know more? Here’s what you can expect to learn from this two series event, with a running time of 60 minutes per episode…
Join anthropologist Dr. Niobe Thompson and equine experts on a two-part adventure around the world and throughout time to discover the origins of the horse. In a stunning 3D reconstruction, see the earliest member of the horse family rise from a fossil bed and begin a transformation into the magnificent animal we know today. Discover why horses have 360-degree vision and gallop on a single toe. Explore the science of speed with renowned racehorse trainers. Uncover the emotional intelligence of horses and their deep connection with humans. Encounter extraordinary horse breeds from Saudi Arabia to Kentucky to Siberia, and meet the horses of Sable Island that are truly returning to the wild ways of their ancestors. Filmed over 18 months across 3 continents, featuring drone and helicopter-mounted RED aerials, extensive Phantom slow-motion footage, and a live-recorded symphonic score.
Want a special sneak peek behind-the-scenes look at the making of Equus “Story of the Horse”?? See it here!
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Check out this exciting series just for equine lovers to discover what makes “humans and horses so perfect for each other.”
*A special thank you to PBS Nature for sharing this footage and images with iHeartHorses.com!*