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Synopsis: As thousands of America’s wild horses are rounded up from their lawfully given free roaming life on the range, tensions run high for their future. With nearly forty thousand wild horses and burros already languishing in long term “warehousing” the need for solutions to the crisis is critical. While referencing the many experts who challenge the current management system, myths and biases, utilized to justify it, WILD HORSES IN WINDS OF CHANGE, remains above all a meaningful journey of beauty into the soulful world of America’s mustangs.

America’s wild horses have touched my heart. Land, once declared legally theirs has been taken from them. All voices are needed to present sustainable solutions for the wild horses to remain free roaming. Watch the trailers and leave educated comments. Let’s find sustainable solutions for horses, water and habitat.
This wild horse film is told through the lens of America’s wild horses. It examines the forces that work against wild horses on America’s range lands. By capturing footage of wild horses, born and living as highly adaptable wild inhabitants of the land, the viewer more fully understands the complexities of the wild horses history in America and what forces threaten their existence today.

This wild horse film is a call to action, not only for the wild horses, but calls upon all of us to be guardians and stewards of all of nature. Mara LeGrand was interviewed internationally for radio, print and T.V. about this film and for her deep wisdom about the intertwined relationship humans have with all of the planet and it’s inhabitants. The film was broadcast on PBS channels nation wide. Click here to watch the film trailer.

Mary Ann Simons, Karen Sussman, Logan and Lanny Leach, Jodi Messenich, Amanda Davis, Marci Fassel, America’s mustangs


Wild Horses





Run Time

27 minutes


Amanda Davis (Self)
Jodi Messenich, (Self)
Logan and Lanny Leach (Self)
Karen Sussman (Self)
Mary Ann Simons, (Self)

Directed by

Mara LeGrand

Prod. Company

Director's Statement

WILD HORSES IN WINDS OF CHANGE: A broadcast documentary and digital series developed to raise awareness about the disappearing lands for wild horses and of the imperative of our interconnectedness with nature and responsibility of stewardship. World Premiere at The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood CA. Prestigious Telly Award winner. Winner of many Best Environmental Film Awards.

Skydancer Productions– A Video Production and Small Press Publishing Company. We specialize in featuring unsung heroes through digital story telling. Our Life Stories are your life stories. Or the stories we craft are of someone special to you. You provide photography and some video ( if you have it). You provide a timeline and select a style of music or specific songs.

Filmmaking has been a rewarding career for Mara LeGrand. As the Director of Skydancer Productions she discovered and shone a bright and beguiling light on the faces and life of unsung heroes; humans and animals. Now, as of spring, 2019, Skydancer Productions will focus on LIFE STORIES, HERITAGE FILMS, LEGACY FILMS, YOUR TRUE STORIES.

Director's Bio

Writer, Director, Producer, Videographer, Researcher, Editor, Marketing, Public Relations of multi – award winning Independent films receiving National broadcast on PBS and International distribution. Skydancer Production’s

Producing and Directing films required extensive travel coordination involved for the shoots and interviews as well as to film festivals. All films included extensive location scouting, detail management and meeting deadlines and budget, script writing, casting, coaching, dailies, set design, props, costuming, production development, licensing, compliances, theatrical release, child actor liaison, continuity assurance, venue negotiation, social media, fundraising and design and production of collateral material.


EQUUS Film Festival - USA - 2013


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