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Unbranded - Ben Masters - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 6:00pm</span>


11/03/2017 - 6:00pm

Central Library - The Bubbler

On an epic 3,000-mile journey through the most pristine backcountry of the American West, four friends rode horseback across an almost contiguous stretch of unspoiled public lands, border to border, from Mexico to Canada. For their trail horses, they adopted wild mustangs from the US Bureau of Land Management that were perfectly adapted to the rocky terrain and harsh conditions of desert and mountain travel.


A meticulously planned but sometimes unpredictable route brought them face to face with unrelenting heat, raging rivers, sheer cliffs, sickness, injury, and death. But they also experienced a special camaraderie with each other and with the mustangs. Through it all, they had a constant traveling companion—a cameraman, shooting for the documentary film Unbranded. The trip’s inspiration and architect, Ben Masters, is joined here by the three other riders, Ben Thamer, Thomas Glover, and Jonny Fitzsimons; two memorable teachers and horse trainers; and the film’s producers and intrepid cameramen in the telling of this improbable story of adventure and self-discovery.

Ben Masters

About Presenter Ben Masters


Ben Masters is CEO of Fin & Fur Films, LLC. He is an avid horseman, angler, hunter, and packer; an accomplished photographer; and a dedicated advocate for conservation. Masters is from San Angelo, Texas, and lives in Bozeman, Montana.



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