Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Take 39: Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

Tuesday: My "take" on a film.

Two feet moved her body, but four feet moved her soul.

Amberley (Spencer Locke) feels most alive on a horse, and loves rodeo competition. She tells a friend...

Rodeo isn't something I do,
it's, really, it's who I am.

She dreams of competing at the National Finals Rodeo and it seems likely she will reach that goal, but with the flip of an F-150, she finds herself severely injured. Will she ever ride again?

Based on the true story of champion barrel racer Amberley Snyder, this movie inspires and uplifts. I love stories about people who strive to grow from adversity, determined to reach their dreams despite obstacles. Often they need to re-evaluate goals, and require an attitude adjustment.

At a particularly low point, Amberley's mother (portrayed by Missi Pyle) admonishes her...

Don't you give up! This chair will either be
your wings or it will be your anchor. You decide.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. is quality film, available on Netflix. If you appreciate triumphant true stories, saddle up for this one.

Netflix Official Trailer: Walk. Ride. Rodeo.

Notes on content:
  • Rated PG, family friendly.
  • No sex, and no full nudity (two scenes contain a shirtless male).
  • Infrequent mild language.
  • Violent scene of the accident, and bloody wounds shown.


  1. I don't have much interest in rodeo, but I can certainly appreciate the dedication of those who do it. I'm not likely to see this film, but I do prefer stories based on true events. Wholesome content is a plus for my wife and I as well.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  2. @Arlee ... After watching this movie, I went on a "based on a true story" film spree. I'll be posting reviews for some of them. Stay tuned! 😀