Movie Based on Abused Woman and Rescued Horses to Debut

Unbridled is based on real horse center pairing abused women with rescued horses for mutual healing.

On the night of the Academy Awards, not everyone was in Hollywood. Many instead flew in to Nashville to head to a screening of the movie Unbridled, to see a ‘bigger’ star than any actors in Hollywood. That star’s name is Dreamer, the lead horse in the movie Unbridled.

120 leaders in the natural horsemanship community at the Eagala Convention were glued to their seats as they watched an advance screening of Unbridled, which is set to be in cinemas April 27, 2018. 

Unbridled is based on real horse centers pairing abused women with rescued horses for mutual healing. The film was hailed as an important tool in this effort.

At the special screening, a local horse name Pogo walked The Green Carpet (as in AstroTurf) in front of the convention door prior to the screening, flanked by Unbridled producer Christy McGlothlin and others associated with the film including Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Christa Wells, Equus Film Festival Director Lisa Diersen, Pogo owner Carissa Ramsdell, Candace Wade, author of the novel Horse Sluts and staff writer for Horse Nation and Larry McMillan, owner of Southeast Pack Trips, Custom Guided Horseback Rides into The Big South Fork Tennessee.

About Unbridled

The award-winning motion picture Unbridled is set for nationwide Cinema release on Friday, April 27, 2018, to tell the real-life stories of a horse center that pair abused women with rescued horses, resulting in mutual healing. Unbridled stars Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), T.C. Stallings (War Room), Rachel Hendrix (October Baby), Jenn Gotzon (Frost Nixon) and introduces sex-trafficked teen Sarah, played by Tea McKay, whose journey of healing evokes tears that transcends into heartfelt joy.

Producer Christy McGlothlin is available for interviews to talk about the heart of Unbridled and how she is conducting dozens of pre-release screenings nationwide of Unbridled at horse therapy centers to raise awareness of equine-assisted therapy. editor/film reviewer Tom Snyder calls Unbridled “A riveting redemptive movie full of jeopardy that also deals with important issues in a heartfelt, inspiring way.”

Director John Ware says Unbridled captures the effectiveness of animal therapy and calls it a “Girl-and-her-horse victory film that leaves audiences cheering!”

Producer Christy McGlothlin has nine children, including a special needs child, yet still finds time to make movies and host her online TV Talk show, Mommy Talk Live!

Her first film, A Long Way Off (Robert Davi, Jason Burkey), was a modern re-telling of the prodigal son story. Her latest movie, Unbridled, has won numerous film festival awards including the prestigious EQUUS Winnie Award. Christy lives in Raleigh with her husband, Jerry, and their children.

About the Eagala Conference

The Eagala Conference brings together 400+ mental health and equine professionals from around the world to gain practical knowledge and inspiration from leaders in Eagala Model practice. Since 1999, Eagala has set the global standard for equine-assisted psychotherapy and personal development. Boasting over 640 regional programs, and with more than 2,500 certified members in over 40 countries, it is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs.

For more information, visit

About the EWUUS Film Festival

The sixth annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place November 16-18, 2018, in New York City. It is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature. EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse.

For more information contact Lisa Diersen, Founder/Director, at 630-272-3077, or visit the EQUUS website.

You can view the Unbridled trailer at






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