A producer for PBS read The Horses of Proud Spirit and shortly afterward contacted Jim and me about filming a documentary based on the stories in my book and our rescue work over the last 15 years. We agreed, and in March of 2005 a full crew came out to Proud Spirit for three eight-hour days of filming. It was exhausting…but kind of fun at the same time. And of course, it’s always interesting watching how the horses react and respond to new situations. All the unusual activity and strange camera equipment naturally scared a few of the horses but captivated others. We actually had some trouble keeping our little mini, Wrangler, from smearing the lens every time the cameraman knelt down to his level.
Colleen Hamilton, the producer of the PBS documentary, The Horses of Proud Spirit, really put her heart into telling our story. She created a remarkably inspiring film about the sanctuary and the horses who have found their way to Proud Spirit. Colleen says her efforts were rewarded by the special moments she shared with each one of our horses, especially two yearling draft fillies named Ruby and Dixie. But the kudos rose to a new level when Colleen was nominated for an Emmy…and won. Congratulations Colleen!