A Horse Called Bear

Synopsis: After his mother unexpectedly dies, 17-year-old Ethan discovers he is the owner of his mother's horse - a horse he never even knew existed. He travels cross country to live with his grandparents and investigate the mystery. His grandmother is supportive but his angry grandfather Otto doesn't seem to want him around. Next door live three children who are taking riding lessons at the same farm where his mother's horse is boarded. Their lives intersect as Ethan deals with his grief over his mother's death and the children deal with a neighborhood bully whose father works at the horse farm. The journey for Ethan, Otto, the three children, the bully and her father all revolve around a gentle and faithful horse called Bear who deeply touches all their lives. This is a delightful redemption-themed family movie that will appeal to children, teens, horse-lovers and people of all ages.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Daniel Knudsen
Production: Crystal Creek Media
91 min


(dramatic music)

- I love riding my horse at sunset,

it helps me sort things out.

Three summers ago was the

worst time in my life.

I discovered a secret my

mother had kept from me.

You think you know

everything there is to know

about a person only to

realize you're wrong.

There's a side to them you

never even knew existed.

But I soon discovered that

hidden within this secret

was the light that

allowed me to find my way.

It all began one day in early June.

(mellow music)

You're really coming along there Caleb.

- Thanks you're a really great teacher.

- Hey, no problem.

I enjoy drawing as much as you do.

Hey I gotta get ready for

work or I'm gonna be late.

You mind showing yourself out?

- OK.

(phone ringing)

See ya.

- Hello.

- Hey,

is this Ethan Riley?

- Yeah.

- I'm calling with Oregon North College,

and we received your application.

Congratulations, you've

been awarded our scholarship

to study computers!

- What?

Mom what did you do?

That was the college.

They said I won a scholarship

I didn't even apply for.

- Ethan I was just trying to help.

- I didn't even sign up for

that scholarship, you did.

- It's the only way we can

get you to go to college!

- Mom, you know I'm more

interested in arts than computers.

- There's a better chance for

you to get a job in computers!

- I just need to go to work.

- Oh wait, you forgot

your lunch and wallet!

(tires screeching, crashing)

(siren blaring)

- No dad, he's 17, and tomorrow

morning when he wakes up

his mom's not gonna be there,

it's not gonna be easy.

- Oh you've gotta be kidding.

- Can you go talk to him?

- I guess, yeah.

- It's all my fault.

It's all my fault.

- It's not your fault.

A drunk driver killed her.


- For the lord himself shall descend

from heaven with a shout.

With the voice of the archangel,

and with the trumpet of God.

And the dead in Christ shall rise first.

Then we, who are alive and remain

shall be caught up together

with them in the clouds

to meet the Lord in the air.

And so shall we ever be with the Lord.

- Hi Ethan.

My name is Beth Klein.

I'm the attorney for your mother's estate.

I'm so sorry for your loss,

and that your grandfather

couldn't make it today.

- It's all right.

He was never there for us anyway.

- Your mother left everything

to you, including her horse.

- A horse?

- You now own a horse,

a horse called Bear.

- Come on handsome, time

to meet your new students.

(phone ringing)

- Hello?

- Hey this is Ethan Riley.

I wanted to talk with you

about selling the horse.

- You may want to think about that.

- I'm a city guy, I know

nothing about horses.

I just want you to sell it

and put the funds in my account, please.


- Where are you?

- I am

on my way to Michigan.

- But your grandparents are coming

to help you move next week.

- I'll save them the trouble.

- Please be careful, stay in touch.

- Oh hi guys!

- Hey there!

Hey sister, how ya doin'?

- Hey Carol.

- Good to see you!

- See you!

Hi Gwen!

- Hi how are you?

- Good.

- Oh it's so good to see you.

- Good to see you too.

Gwen and Carl, I'd like to introduce you

to my neighbor friends,

Austin, Katelyn and Allison.

- Well howdy kids!

- Hi!

- Nice to meet you, how are you?

- Nice handshake.

- Hello!

Good to meet you!

Well, would you like to see the horses?

- Yeah!

- Yeah!

- Come on, all right, let's go.

Thanks for coming out.

- You're welcome, thanks

again for having us out.

I thought it would be a

good idea that the kids

saw the farm before they

started riding lessons.

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