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Robert Redford, the 'Electric Horseman'

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Electric horseman- Robert Redford



Robert Redford, the 'Electric Horseman'

By Suzy Jarratt

The horse was full of bute; the rider full of booze. Being covered with lights to promote a breakfast cereal was not making their lives any brighter – they had to get away. 

Directed by Sydney Pollack, The Electric Horseman (1979) starred Jane Fonda, playing TV journalist Hallie Martin, and Robert Redford as Sonny Steele, a retired champion rodeo star who has been put out to pasture. He survives by endorsing Ranch Breakfast Cereal which features a horse named Rising Star as its logo. Sonny wears an elaborate purple costume which illuminates when plugged into the horse’s saddle...

Read the full article in the November 2021 issue of Equestrian Life magazine here.




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