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This movie will explore training in movement as we trek across Costa Rica with two rescued horses toward their second chance at life.
This movie will explore training in movement as we trek across Costa Rica with two rescued horses toward their second chance at life.
This movie will explore training in movement as we trek across Costa Rica with two rescued horses toward their second chance at life.
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Hello! My name is Elsa Sinclair, and I recently made a movie called "Taming Wild" where I took a Mustang fresh out of the wild and spent a year training her in an entirely new way. This led to the epiphany that I now call Freedom Based Training®. It takes everything we know about horse training and develops it beyond what people currently understand about training horses. The movie was intended to be small and inspirational, simply the story of a girl and a horse on an experimental journey of building relationship in a new way. As things do sometimes, this story took off in a way that was beautiful and unexpected, and now there is a large following of people all around the world who want to know more about how to do this with horses. 

In January of 2018 we are embarking on a second movie, "Taming Wild - Pura Vida", again exploring the ideas behind Freedom Based Training® and implementing and delving even deeper with new ways of building relationships between horses and humans. This time I will be teaming up with Andrea Wady of Pura Vida Equus, who ran Discovery Horse Tours in Costa Rica for the last thirteen years and together we are going to rescue two horses and train them as we cross the country of Costa Rica from the West Coast to the East Coast. I see it as their walk towards a second chance at a good life. 

We will be rescuing these horses either from the kill pen, or from a situation where it seems likely that the kill pen is their destination if we do not step in. The goal in this movie is to take everything we know about training horses, rebuilding trust, and developing relationship skills and put it into action with these horses in motion. The trek across this spectacular country is the perfect backdrop for the development of both horses and humans together and the resulting movie will be a source of understanding and inspiration for people around the world as they work to develop their own relationships with people, animals and nature. This epic journey of building relationships between horses and humans as we navigate across Costa Rica should be the the adventure of a lifetime, and we have a brilliant film crew ready to document the whole endeavor. 

 We would like to ask you for your support as we gather together the things we need to make the adventure a success. Would you be willing to help us make this a reality? We would like you to be part of our community!

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    Everlasting appreciation + digital hugs!

    You want to see this film come together. Collaboration is a beautiful thing! Even a small step in the right direction will bring us all closer to our goals. Give what you can, be a part of this project and you will gain access to our ongoing updates, and our undying appreciation.

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    Digital Download

    See the movie as soon as it is finished! You will be the first to know when Taming Wild: Pura Vida is up for viewing and we will send you direct access to the movie!

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    Digital Download + Behind the scenes!

    See the movie as soon as it is finished! You will be the first to know when Taming Wild: Pura Vida is up for viewing and we will send you direct access to the movie AND a behind the scenes look at the fun that happens throughout the filming!

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    Costa Rican Coffee and THANK YOU!

    Drink a cup of coffee from Team Taming Wild, and taste a little of our experience down the trail! We will also show our appreciation with a hand-written thank you card! (And of course, we will send you the digital download of the movie link with behind the scenes footage included!)

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    Taming Wild Swag!

    You get to choose between a Taming Wild: Pura Vida T-shirt, calendar or note Cards! We will send you a survey when we are sending out rewards, and you can let us know which swag suits you! (And of course, we will send you the digital download of the movie link with behind the scenes footage included!)

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    Post Cards from the Jungle!

    Support the making of this film, and we will write you a personal post card, mailed to you while on route! Written in the jungle by Andrea and Elsa, mailed to you by our amazing support crew! (And of course we will send you the Digital Download of the movie with behind the scenes footage also!) See you down the trail!

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    Photo Book - Wild and Free in Costa Rica

    A photographic taste of Taming Wild: Pura Vida-truly behind the scenes photos. See a little of what happens when the film isn't rolling! (And of course we will send you the Digital Download of the movie with behind the scenes footage also!)

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    Membership - Team Taming Wild Club!

    In January we open a behind the scenes membership group where Andrea and Elsa will share a little each week about what movie action is happening, what key things are being learned along the way, and some insights about horses and training as we learn and grow! Support us here and you will be the first ones signed up to be part of the group with your first four months of membership free. (And of course we will send you the Digital Download of the movie with behind the scenes footage also!)

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    Taming Wild: Pura Vida DVD + Tshirt

    It is nice to have a physical DVD in your hand to share with friends in this digital age! Support us here and we will send you the disks (both Blu-Ray and DVD options) and a T-shirt as well!

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    Help us help a puppy dog!

    As we trek across Costa Rica filming this movie, it seems likely we will be called upon to help more than the horses! Andrea has been rescuing Costa Rican dogs and placing them in good homes for years. Help us help the dogs with a neuter or a spay and a new start on their lives too! (And of course, we will send you the digital download of the movie link with behind the scenes footage included!)

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    Taming Wild: Pura Vida Challenge!

    Support us here and we will send you A Taming Wild: Pura Vida DVD (both Blu-Ray and DVD options) + T-shirt + Calendar AND you can suggest some small challenge during filming... no promises, but we will do our best to do it and catch it on film! (And of course we will send you the Digital Download of the movie with behind the scenes footage also!)

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    Braided Love!

    From the horse hair of our movie stars! We have an incredible artist who is going to make only 6 of these limited addition pieces. Sign up to get yours before they are all gone! (You can see examples here: https://www.braidedlovebywendaboyer.com/ )(And of course we will send the you Digital Download of the movie with behind the scenes footage also!)

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    Time with Elsa or Andrea!

    Two hours of Elsa or Andrea’s time - Skype video consult, phone conversation, personal horse consult. Help us so we can help you! We will also send you both the DVD and the Digital Download of the movie with behind the scenes footage.

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    Tell us what you are interested in, and we will see if we can accommodate!!! Want all the swag and some coaching time too? We can do that! Have an off-the-wall idea? Run it by us!

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    ONE DAY Workshop with Elsa or Andrea!

    Work out the details with Elsa or Andrea and they will show up at your door and do a one day workshop or clinic just for you and your friends! Anywhere in the world (travel costs excluded).

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    Executive Producer!

    Support us here and we will give you credit as an Executive Producer in the credits of the film! We will also send you anything that makes you smile from the list above!

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    Discovery Horse Tours Workshop!

    Come join us in Costa Rica post filming for a Freedom Based Training Workshop with both Elsa and Andrea! – Feb. 18-24 Lodging on the beach included! We are only offering four spots here through the Kickstarter! You just need to pay your own travel to meet us there!

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    Weekend Workshop with Elsa or Andrea!

    Work out the details with Elsa or Andrea and the the trainer of your choice will show up at your door and do a weekend workshop or clinic just for you and your friends! This is good for anywhere in the world (travel costs excluded).

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