Arts & Equitainment: Unbranded

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Four Men. Sixteen Mustangs. Five States. 3,000 Miles across the American West. That is the promise of the “Unbranded” project, which is now the subject of a book released this week, and a feature length documentary film set to hit the independent film circuit this spring.

“Unbranded” tells the story of Ben Masters, Ben Thamer, Jonny Fitzsimons, and Thomas Glover’s trip through Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana in famously wild country such as Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. They made the trip on the backs of a string of trusty mustangs they adopted from the Bureau of Land Management.

The idea for the trip began when Ben Masters made a 2,000 mile ride in 2010. He learned many lessons along way, including the fact that mustangs made perfect partners for the journey. On the next ride, he added a 1,000 miles and string of film professionals to prove the worth and encourage the adoption of the 50,000 wild horses and burros currently in holding pens.

Learn more about the upcoming documentary with this recently released trailer for the film:

And get the inside scoop on “Unbranded,” the book straight from the mouth of Ben Masters with this book trailer:

Still craving more “Unbranded?” Try their website to buy the book and photography from the journey: Then stay up to date with “Unbranded” news with their Facebook page: Unbranded.

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