May 8, 2013
The documentary "Horse Sense," which premiered on campus April 2, will air on Rocky Mountain PBS from 8-10 p.m. Thursday.
The film,“Horse Sense,” features the university’s efforts to advance equine and human health and support the critical connection humans have to horses in Colorado and the West. It was produced by Chapman University undergraduate film students and narrated by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Rocky Mountain PBS will broadcast the film at 8 p.m. May 9.
Colorado State is unique in offering a full continuum of the highest-quality equine programs: a popular undergraduate degree in equine science; the education of graduate students and veterinarians critical to the horse industry; research that drives the industry; and horse care through the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Equine Reproduction Laboratory. Among its areas of international expertise are equine orthopaedics and reproduction.
“Horse Sense” features interviews with horse owners, ranchers and several faculty members from the university’s renowned equine programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences including:
“Horse Sense” was produced by Tyler Gurd and Sam Price-Waldman, students in Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, and includes original music by country singer/songwriter and Colorado resident Pete Martinez.
Cathy Carpenter Dea, a CSU alumna and lifetime horse lover who is an ambassador for CSU, helped visualize and coordinate the film on behalf of the Dea Family Foundation.
Executive producers are Dr. McIlwraith, Dr. Kawcak, Jeff Swimmer, the Dea Family Foundation, Cathy and Peter Dea and Cort Carpenter. Support for the film was provided by the Dea Family Foundation, Steve and Paula Reynolds/TBR Ranch, and the Verdad Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Foundation for a Better Life.