The Story of Lucky Three Ranch & The Road to Bishop
Lucky Three Ranch
This four-part documentary explores Meredith Hodges’ journey from horse trainer to leading expert on mules and donkeys. Interviews and archival footage entertain and inform as they detail a path of discovery from Meredith’s introduction to mules to her ground-breaking work as trainer, breeder, competitor and advocate. Approximately 108 minutes including the Special Features.
- Part 1 Description
An exploration of the beginnings of the Lucky Three Ranch following Meredith Hodges from her first introduction to mules and the sometimes humorous trial-and-error process that inspired her to create a resistance-free training program for equines based on respect, communication and athletic conditioning. Special guest appearance by Little Jack Horner.
- Part 2 Description
Meredith Hodges recounts the struggles she and her mules faced as they challenged themselves and the long-held misperceptions about mules by becoming fierce, record-breaking competitors. Special guest appearance by Little Jack Horner.
- Part 3 Description
Meredith Hodges’ journey leads her to the role of Longears Advocate as she educates people using art – with the help of a friendly, animated mule named Jasper and a team of talented sculptors.
- Part 4 Description
Meredith Hodges and her mules continue their adventures at Bishop Mule Days, where they are challenged to their limits in dressage, side-saddle, and English jumping. Archival footage details their rocky but triumphant Road to Bishop. Special guest appearance by Little Jack Horner.