Sunset Ranch, a full service training facility located in Buckeye, Arizona, has been selected as one of the principal filming locations for Copper Wind, the only full-length feature western to be filmed exclusively in Arizona. from inception through completion; Copper Wind will be using all Arizona talent and scenery and will be produced and premiered during the state’s centennial year. Phoenix, Ariz.-based Six Gun Entertainment, LLC, which is producing the motion picture, began filming on June 6, 2012.
For more than a decade Sunset Ranch has been training and rehabilitating so-called “un-trainable” horses and starting safe and dependable mounts for all disciplines. According to owner Gary Bennett the ranch, which also is providing many of its championship horses for the film, uses a technique known as natural horsemanship to train horses.
“Natural horsemanship means we use the natural instincts of the horse to cause our desires to become their ideas. Our methods of training are free from manhandling or intimidation and we do not use fear-based responses to accomplish our goals. We develop the young horse and teach the difficult horse to work with people as a partner. We value the spirit of the horse and preserve its individual character at all cost.”
Gary “Baddog” Bennett and his trainer wife, Megan, also play characters in the Arizona film.
Headquartered in Paradise Valley, Arizona, Six Gun Entertainment, LLC is a headlining Wild West theatrical stunt and production company that brings the Wild West back to life with a fistful of vengeance.
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