Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde (2013) - IMDb
A documentary that chronicles a cowboy's triumph in his quest to protect wild horses and the American West.


Suzanne Mitchell





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Susan Watt Susan Watt
Tom Cook Tom Cook
Andrew Hyde Andrew Hyde
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Dayton O. Hyde ... Self


'Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde' is a cinematic adventure that examines the vibrant life of a cowboy, conservationist and award-winning writer, who through extreme perseverance is preserving part of America. From cattle drives, rodeos and conservation battles, to wild horse rescues, personal heartbreak and new-found love, this is the self-told tale of a colorful 6'5" cowboy, paralleling both the old West and America's growing awareness of the importance of protecting our natural resources. 'Running Wild' is an inspirational testament for anyone who needs motivation on their own personal journey - and reassurance that each of us can truly make a difference if we try. Written by Anonymous

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An heart-warming tale of a lifetime endeavour to preserve these magnificent beasts
7 October 2013 | by anj747See all my reviews

It's a surprise that Dayton O'Hyde is not the household name he deserves to be. This is a beautifully shot, beautifully scored tale of an amazing man whose tireless efforts to preserve the habitat of the old American-West has allowed once-endangered wild horses to flourish. Despite his age, Dayton O'Hyde continues his daily struggle against big corporations that want to use the vast expanses of unspoilt wilderness for commercial purposes, and does this in his own inimitable cowboy-style. This man should take his place alongside other legends of the equine world, such as horse-whisperers Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt, as a man who truly understands and appreciates these magnificent beasts. A must see.

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4 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

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