Throughout the ages, people from all walks of life have always had a fascination and love for horses. The remarkable and unique 26-episode series, Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse, captures and brings to life man’s storied partnership with these magnificent animals and offers audiences a viewing experience no other show does. The series is designed to attract a large and loyal audience – from people who own and ride horses to the millions of horse fans who simply love to watch them in action.
LENGTH: 26 x 30 Minutes
CAMERA: Season 1: Standard Def (4:3 FF) Season 2: HDCAM 1080i (16:9)
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Nos
CLOSED CAPTIONS: Yes
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2008 – 2009
RELEASE YEAR: 2010
PRODUCER: Dennis Brouse
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide
Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse showcases everything from training tips for horse owners to trail destinations for recreational riders. The series takes the audience on intriguing and visually stunning visits to American ranches, historic sites and beautiful woodland trails.
In addition, the series appeals to a wide range of horse fans because it explores and highlights many different breeds of horses – from draft horses to Quarter horses – and engages the audience in showing each breed’s history and current uses.
In Season 1 (the first 13 episodes) each half-hour episode also highlights a very interesting training question or behavior situation addressed by Dennis with the horse’s owner. This training thread is integrated into each show as a highly interesting way to help the audience better understand horses. Dennis’ training methods are simple, effective and safe for both the horse and the owner.
In Season 2 (the second 13 episodes) of the show, host Dennis continues to showcase horses and the many reasons people everywhere are enthralled with these magnificent animals. The topics are unique and entertaining, including jousting, mounted cowboy shooting, vaulting, segments on a real wagon train, a cattle clinic, buggy rides, horse rescue organizations and more.
Season 2 is also filled with many historical segments that focus on the role horses played in these events in the history of the American West, such as the life of Buffalo Bill Cody, Wyatt Earp, the Mormon Trail and Amish villages.
The series has already been highly successful in the American market on American public television, and has attracted a large and loyal audience across the United States.
Brouse, the entertaining and charismatic host of the series, is a true horse expert having worked with horses since the age of 14. After learning to train horses “the old-fashioned way” using intimidation, he realized that he was at odds with this method and began developing his own safer, gentler techniques based on building a bond between human and horse. In 1996, Brouse started training horses on a full-time basis, and has since spent thousands of hours studying and fine-tuning his training methods. He has been featured in many of the most highly respected horse publications and Websites, and has developed a large and loyal fan base.