Monday, March 21, 2011

A Great Flick

Happy Springtime friends~ Did you get to spend some time outside this weekend?  Last night hubby and I watched the movie "Secretariat" with Diane Lane, John Malkovick, Dylan Walsh and many others.  What a wonderful movie this was; even for those who aren't into horses.  It was a bit of history from my era, a true story-although with some changes to it, and a movie that children would enjoy too.  I learned more about Secretariat than I previously knew and also found out that the owner of this incredible horse was from Denver.  If you get a chance to rent this, by all means do-it is a heartwarming story. The acting was good and the scenery was breath-taking. I just read some info online about Secretariat and after he died, an autopsy was performed on him and his heart was two and a half times bigger than the average horse.  Pretty amazing.
Another interesting tidbit is that when our girls were junior high age we leased a horse for them.  We were very into horses but didn't have the land to keep one and didn't necessarily want to but one at that time.
The horse we leased was a direct descendant of Man of War, another great race horse.  During that time we went to Kentucky to see some of the big horse ranches and museums and actually got to see photos of Man of War and also a huge statue of him.  I'm sure we also saw photos of Secretariat. 
Well, I've got lots of errands to run today and more sewing to do so I best get on with it.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Noreen


  1. I sat out a little on the back deck, yesterday and very much enjoyed it. THANK YOU for your prayers!

  2. Oh..I MUST add that to my Netflix Que!!!! Thanks for the review!!!!

  3. I haven't seen that yet, but it sure sounds great!! We'll have to rent it soon!!

    Looks like we are having a houseful for dinner tonight! Guess I better get a move on!!

    Love and big hugs to you, my dear friend!

    I sure appreciate you, Nor! :o) Your friendship is a truly sweet blessing!

  4. It's sitting on our kitchen counter; haven't watched it yet.

    KY is my homeland... I lived very near many horse farms that housed some very famous ones. I took those beautiful scenes for granted. Now I long to see those horses running through the pastures and caring for their young.

    Looking forward to watching the movie.



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