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Synopsis: Farming in the Garden State is tough.  It’s even tougher without a tractor.  In New Jersey, farmland is more expensive than anywhere else.  It’s not an easy place to try to start a career as a farmer.  But for a new generation of farmers inspired by sustainability, everything seems possible.  Even a farm powered by draft horses.  Follow filmmaker Jared Flesher as he follows farmers Tom, Matt, and Aubrey out of the suburbs and back to the land.  Way back.







Run Time

77 minutes

Directed by

Jared Flesher

Director's Bio

Jared Flesher is an award-winning journalist, writing often about energy, agriculture and the environment. His work has been published by The New York Times Online, The Wall Street Journal Online, Grist, The Christian Science Monitor, and New Jersey Monthly. “The Farmer and the Horse” is his first film.

Official selection

EQUUS Film Festival - USA - 2013


"If going into farming is financially risky, farming with beasts of burden might as well be Russian roulette." - Dirt Magazine

"'The Farmer and the Horse" is a joy, an absolutely fascinating immersion into the world of three people who have fallen in love with working with horses." - Rob Hopkins, transitionculture.org

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