It has been two years in the making and finally the movie Brother Nature, formerly known as Brother In-Laws, is debuting September 9, 2016.
I had been contacted by a respected Hollywood animal trainer asking if I could provide horses for a Lorne Michaels film being shot at Lake of the Woods in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I had one week to find, work with, and deliver on-time two horses for this SNL cast of characters that includes actors Bill Pullman, and Rita Wilson. I got lucky tapping two horses already in Klamath Falls owned by two young men who happen to be my husband’s cousins–it was meant to be!
After two days on-set the final shoot with the horses had a midnight call which I freaked out about on the phone with the assistant producer “how am I supposed to walk the horses from the road down the long driveway to the lake in the black of night?” I protested. When we showed up the entire road and driveway were lit up with high voltage lighting to the hum of generators running–the horses unloaded and walked down to the set without a flinch.
We were on-set for six hours that night and had to move the horses from one location to the next keeping them out of the background between scenes, but what amazing horses these two mares were in navigating expensive and complicated equipment, wires, cables, lights etc. with people and contraptions all around us. Both horses did their jobs beautifully in the All-In-One Bitless Bridle, which you can see in the official trailer online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh-dTxPn9Pk at the 1:30 mark.
The horses had difficult scenes at times, as you’ll see in the trailer and movie, but the cast was wonderful gathering around afterwards to calm and nurture the horses letting them know they did a great job.
To learn more about the All-In-One Bitless Bridle visit www.MissyWryn.com or call toll free 888-406-7689.
As an internationally recognized Gentle Horse Trainer and member of the Association of Professional Humane Educators, Missy pioneered the WHOLE horse training methods on the foundation of DO NO HARM. Missy is the producer of the famed, “free for viewing” Training the Whole Horse and Starting Under Saddle video series plus founder of HorseMAREship, and DO NO HARM Productions plus creator of the All-In-One Bitless Bridle. For more information visit Missy Wryn’s website at MissyWryn.com or call toll free 888-406-7689.