Some 3,000 years ago God spoke out of a storm and questioned Job with these words...
“Do you give the horse its strength
or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?
Do you make it leap like a locust,
striking terror with its proud snorting?
It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength,
and charges into the fray.
It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing;
it does not shy away from the sword.
The quiver rattles against its side,
along with the flashing spear and lance.
In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground;
it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.
At the blast of the trumpet it snorts, ‘Aha!’
It catches the scent of battle from afar,
the shout of commanders and the battle cry."
These words began the Disney movie Secretariat. Many purists decried the movie for inaccuracies, but my family and I watched this dvd tonight and the story was absolutely inspiring. A history that we barely were aware of was brought to life and of course we want to know more and what the "real" story is about this amazing horse that won the Triple Crown. I was just a kid when he did it, and even though my family were not horse racing fans or gamblers...even in our country home, we heard the name of Secretariat.
We all want to play Stretch Run, now more than ever.
I can't wait to watch the Seabiscuit dvd, too.
I think that having a back story to a game makes a big difference. My 8 year old boy declared that the blue horse in Stretch Run was now Secretariat.
Who can argue with that?
If you haven't seen this movie, I think you should...and make sure you leave time to play Stretch Run afterwards!!!
- Last edited Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:02 am (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:54 am