My Broken Horse Christmas
Each year, John anticipates the day when he will accompany his father on the search for the perfect horse to bring home to their farm. When this year’s frosty morning finally arrives, the pair eagerly sets out to find what is sure to be a wonderful addition to their stable. But when his father picks the meanest, wildest mare John has ever seen, the boy is baffled. Of all the horses his father could have selected, why choose such an imperfect one? As Christmas approaches, a young boy learns lessons of faith, redemption, and the very real power of love as reflected by the Master of the season.
When John and his dad hopped into the car to go scout horses to purchase, he never could have imagined his dad choosing a horse as wild as Grace, much less entrusting Grace into his care. He was only 11, after all. John’s frustration with his dad’s actions, however, still did not pair well with the talk of the town that his dad had bought a “broken horse” and had essentially “lost it.” John felt alone, ill-equipped, ostracized and afraid.
The beautiful overarching theme throughout the movie is John’s father’s willingness to come alongside him as he navigates these new waters and to encourage him even in his disappointment. The ease that his father used with Grace who had been previously abused was the same grace he showed his son as he entrusted his little boy to care for Grace and help her learn to trust again.
The movie is Dove-Approved for All Ages.
The Dove Take
The themes of inner healing, care, love, patience, forgiveness, and empowerment all course through the narrative from beginning to end like beautiful crescendos in a song. My Broken Horse Christmas is a must see; absolutely beautiful aesthetics throughout the film.