Horse and Rider
Aired Sunday, August 3,Â at 8:00 p.m. on CPTV
NATURE explores the fascinating partnership between animal and human in Horse and Rider. â€œBet Yer Blue Boonsâ€ is one of the most agile and intelligent cutting horses in the world, a true champion. â€œRio,â€ a spectacular polo pony, is a gifted athlete able to sprint at 30 miles per hour, then stop suddenly turn on a dime. â€œChamontâ€ has the natural talent and physique of a great dressage, but also at times a timorous personality that puts a question mark on his future success. Each of these remarkable animals shares an astonishing trait: the ability to implicitly trust, and perform complex tasks in tandem with, a human partner working toward a common goal. This teaming of horse and rider is arguably the most sophisticated and intriguing example of human-animal cooperation. NATURE explores and illuminates this absorbing phenomenon in Horse and Rider. learn more...