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NATURE | Horse and Rider | Preview | PBS

See the full episode at"Bet Yer Blue Boons" is one of the most agile and intelligent cutting horses in the world, a true champion. "Rio," a spectacular polo pony, is a gifted athlete able to sprint at 30 miles per hour, then stop suddenly and turn on a dime. "Chamont" has the natural talent and physique of a great dressage horse, but also at times a timorous personality that puts a question mark on his future success. Each of these remarkable animals shares an astonishing trait: the ability to implicitly trust, and perform complex tasks in tandem with, a human partner working toward a common goal. This teaming of horse and rider is arguably the most sophisticated and intriguing example of human-animal cooperation. NATURE explores and illuminates this absorbing phenomenon in "Horse and Rider," which aired on PBS Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 8 p.m. as part of the 28th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen in association with WNET.ORG for PBS. Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc.
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