A Horse Called Bear (2015) Movie Script

(dramatic music)
- I love riding my horse at sunset,
it helps me sort things out.
Three summers ago was the
worst time in my life.
I discovered a secret my
mother had kept from me.
You think you know
everything there is to know
about a person only to
realize you're wrong.
There's a side to them you
never even knew existed.
But I soon discovered that
hidden within this secret
was the light that
allowed me to find my way.
It all began one day in early June.
(mellow music)
You're really coming along there Caleb.
- Thanks you're a really great teacher.
- Hey, no problem.
I enjoy drawing as much as you do.
Hey I gotta get ready for
work or I'm gonna be late.
You mind showing yourself out?
- OK.
(phone ringing)
See ya.
- Hello.
- Hey,
is this Ethan Riley?
- Yeah.
- I'm calling with Oregon North College,
and we received your application.
Congratulations, you've
been awarded our scholarship
to study computers!
- What?
Mom what did you do?
That was the college.
They said I won a scholarship
I didn't even apply for.
- Ethan I was just trying to help.
- I didn't even sign up for
that scholarship, you did.
- It's the only way we can
get you to go to college!
- Mom, you know I'm more
interested in arts than computers.
- There's a better chance for
you to get a job in computers!
- I just need to go to work.
- Oh wait, you forgot
your lunch and wallet!
(tires screeching, crashing)
(siren blaring)
- No dad, he's 17, and tomorrow
morning when he wakes up
his mom's not gonna be there,
it's not gonna be easy.
- Oh you've gotta be kidding.
- Can you go talk to him?
- I guess, yeah.
- It's all my fault.
It's all my fault.
- It's not your fault.
A drunk driver killed her.
- For the lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout.
With the voice of the archangel,
and with the trumpet of God.
And the dead in Christ shall rise first.
Then we, who are alive and remain
shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air.
And so shall we ever be with the Lord.
- Hi Ethan.
My name is Beth Klein.
I'm the attorney for your mother's estate.
I'm so sorry for your loss,
and that your grandfather
couldn't make it today.
- It's all right.
He was never there for us anyway.
- Your mother left everything
to you, including her horse.
- A horse?
- You now own a horse,
a horse called Bear.
- Come on handsome, time
to meet your new students.
(phone ringing)
- Hello?
- Hey this is Ethan Riley.
I wanted to talk with you
about selling the horse.
- You may want to think about that.
- I'm a city guy, I know
nothing about horses.
I just want you to sell it
and put the funds in my account, please.
- Where are you?
- I am
on my way to Michigan.
- But your grandparents are coming
to help you move next week.
- I'll save them the trouble.
- Please be careful, stay in touch.
- Oh hi guys!
- Hey there!
Hey sister, how ya doin'?
- Hey Carol.
- Good to see you!
- See you!
Hi Gwen!
- Hi how are you?
- Good.
- Oh it's so good to see you.
- Good to see you too.
Gwen and Carl, I'd like to introduce you
to my neighbor friends,
Austin, Katelyn and Allison.
- Well howdy kids!
- Hi!
- Nice to meet you, how are you?
- Nice handshake.
- Hello!
Good to meet you!
Well, would you like to see the horses?
- Yeah!
- Yeah!
- Come on, all right, let's go.
Thanks for coming out.
- You're welcome, thanks
again for having us out.
I thought it would be a
good idea that the kids
saw the farm before they
started riding lessons.
- We're just so glad you're here.
It's been so long since we've seen you.
- I know, I know.
I'll be out here more regularly.
They're pulling my weeds in
exchange for riding lessons.
- That's good.
Let's get going.
- OK.
- Good morning Rachel,
how are you this morning?
- Good, how are you?
- Really well!
Well kids I see you've met Bear.
We use him for our new riders
because he's good-natured.
And he's really a sweet boy.
- Do you know that horses
are a lot like people
when it comes to their social
skills, you know the way
they kinda work with each other?
- Really?
What do you mean?
- There's a definite
pecking order in the herd,
and every time we introduce
a new horse into the pasture,
the other horses come
around, they check him out,
there's a little jostling that goes on,
and a lot of times the new
horse gets bullied a little bit.
- Wow, just like kids can get bullied.
- [Gwen] Exactly.
- I don't like bullies.
- Neither do I, but eventually,
the horses work it out
and everything settles down.
- Hi, check this book out.
- Hi how can I help you?
- Do you have any horse books?
- Yes we do.
Down there on the end.
How about if I go get you some.
- Whoa, this is cool.
- I don't read yet, what does it say?
- It's a summer contest.
- What's the contest about?
- It's an art contest at the library,
and one of the judges
is gonna be Earl Greggs.
- Who's grilled eggs?
- No honey, Earl Greggs,
he's a really famous artist!
This is really exciting!
- Wow, the grand prize is $300.
- Mom, I think I have a chance to win.
If I win, I'm gonna share the money.
So dad did you hear
about that new contest?
- Yeah your mom told me, sounds cool.
- I already know what
I'm gonna buy if we win.
That new video game that just came out.
- That's great, but I want you to know
I don't want you to spend all
day playing video games, OK?
- Come on dad.
- No I'm serious, your
mom and I were talking.
- You gotta get outside
and do something active!
And it wouldn't hurt if you
took your sisters with you.
- All right, why don't you guys run along,
you don't wanna be late for
your last day of school, OK?
- Grab your backpacks guys!
- Love you guys.
- [Otto] Hey! Off the grass!
Don't you kids know any better?
- Otto, stop talking like
that, what's wrong with you?
- It's not me, it's them kids.
If I've told them once, I've
told them a million times
to stay off the grass.
- What's really going on?
- (sighing) I don't know.
I guess I was just thinking about Sara.
How long's Ethan gonna stay anyway?
- I don't know, but he's welcome to stay
as long as he wants.
- Get out of my way kid.
- Hey don't do that to my sister.
- So then make me little girl!
- You better stop picking on my sisters.
- Who's gonna make me, you?
- Yeah.
- Not gonna happen.
You're just a punk.
See ya around, babies!
- [Austin] Hey look, Miss Gloria said
her grandson Ethan was
coming, that must be him.
- He wasn't very friendly.
- I know.
- Ethan, what are you doing here?
- Hey grandma.
- Come in.
Otto, look who's here!
- Ethan, why didn't you wait
for us to come next week?
- I needed to get out of Seattle.
There's nothing for me there.
- Well, what about all your stuff?
- [Ethan] I brought all I needed,
I don't care about the rest.
- Why don't I show you
your room Ethan, OK?
Here you go.
I really hope you're
gonna be happy here Ethan.
You better watch out or
you're gonna lose him.
(light mumbling)
- No, no!
(horse neighing)
- Oh, dad, what are you doing here?
- Sara, please don't marry
David, he's not good for you!
- How can you say that?
I love him!
- He's not the type of
guy who'll stick around!
He will hurt you.
- Well it's not up to you.
- I'm warning you, if you
marry him, you'll regret it!
No wait, wait, no!
(mellow music)
I've gone too far
I've lost my way
This pain I've caused
Life falls apart
Cruel things I've said
You turn away
Regret it breaks my heart
Is this a dream
Please show me now
Forgiveness is it real
I humbly beg
Your mercy Lord
Please set me free this day
- We are starting a series of
lessons on the golden rule.
Have any of you ever heard of this before?
- Isn't it something
about being kind to others
and they treat you good?
- That's right, good job!
We're gonna learn that this was something
very important to Jesus.
He wants us all to do our best
to love all those around us
in the same way we would
want them to love us.
- What about if they're mean to us?
- Jesus wants us to be nice to everyone
even those that are unkind.
It's easy to be nice to
those who treat us well.
He wants us to treat everyone well.
- I don't know if I can always do that.
- Me either.
- Well it isn't always easy.
But try and remember a
Bible verse in John 15:12.
"My command is this, love each
other as I have loved you."
Hey Gwen, how's it going?
- Great, how was your ride?
- Oh, great, great as always.
I just love coming out here each week
and riding my horse.
I could leave all my cares behind.
Bear's looking mighty fine today.
Yeah actually we just sold him,
so at the end of the
summer he'll be leaving.
- Really, who's his new owner?
- One of the trainers here
at the farm just bought him.
So we're gonna miss him.
- Hey Jeff, we were
just talking about you.
Pastor Andy, meet Bear's new owner.
- Congratulations.
- Oh thanks.
Yeah I'm very excited, he's
such a good training horse.
- (sighing) Well I've always admired him.
- Yeah in the fall,
we're moving back to Ohio
be closer with my mom,
she's not doing too well.
I plan to work at a nearby farm,
get some students of my own.
- Well we're really gonna miss you here.
- I'm gonna miss you guys too.
- Well tomorrow's the
first day of riding lessons
for the children.
- They are so excited.
Thank you for organizing it all,
and thank your brother and his wife also.
- Oh I will.
They're earning it anyways.
I mean my flowerbeds are gonna
be weed free this summer.
- That's true.
You know baking like this
reminds me of baking with my mom.
- Oh.
I'm so glad you moved in next door.
I never did get to do much
of this with my daughter.
- A lawyer called earlier today.
Something about a college scholarship.
- Huh?
- [Otto] You need to confirm
that you're going to accept it.
- OK,
- Well, you gonna call 'em?
- No, not right now.
- Why not?
This is important!
They said it will cover everything.
- I don't know, I'm
still thinking about it.
- (stammering) What's
there to think about?
- Whatever.
- When I was young I would've
done anything to go to school!
- So how are things with Ethan?
- Aww, I just love him being here,
but things are starting
to get a little tense.
I mean Ethan's still
grieving over his mother,
and Otto just keeps pushing him.
- I'm sorry.
- Here we go, nice and hot.
- Oh it smells delicious.
It's really sweet. (laughing)
- A little extra sugar never hurt anyone.
- Tell me more about Sara.
- I'd go out to visit her once a year,
so I did get to see Ethan growing up.
Otto only went one time
when he was little.
- That's too bad.
- Shortly after Sara had
Ethan her husband left her.
Otto never really did forgive her.
I imagine it was just easier
for her to stay in Seattle.
- Wow that looks like some good bread
mind if I have a slice?
- Help yourself!
- Thanks.
Wow, it's a little sweet, don't you think?
- It's my fault, I'm sorry. (laughing)
- No, no it's fine, I like sweet things.
- That looks pretty good.
- Thanks.
- I like to draw too.
- Really?
I've been drawing since I was six,
kinda relaxes me, know what I mean?
Mind if I see what you've done?
Looks good, you've got talent.
- Really?
- I think so.
You mind if I show you something?
- That'd be great.
- OK Allison, you can do it.
- No I'm afraid.
- [Gwen] It's OK honey,
it's perfectly safe.
I'll be right here.
- I don't want to.
- [Gloria] That's OK sweetie
we'll do it next time, OK?
Thanks Rachel.
- Put your left foot in.
There you go.
Say walk on.
- Walk on.
That's right.
Having fun?
Then we're gonna say halt, you say halt.
- Halt.
- What do you think Allison,
doesn't that look fun?
- OK sweetie step right up.
- Good job.
- Good job!
- You good?
- Yeah.
- Good job!
- Hey what are you doing here brats?
- We're here with Miss Gloria.
- [Katelyn] We're taking lessons.
- Yeah I saw you up there, kinda lame.
And I see miss scaredy pants was afraid
to even get on the horse. (laughing)
- Hey leave her alone, you're not nice.
- Ooh, who cares?
- Why are you here?
- My dad works here, not that
it's any of your business.
Oh, and by the way, pretty
soon you won't be able
to ride that horse Bear any more.
- Why not?
- Because my dad just bought him,
and at the end of summer we're moving
and he's coming with us.
(phone ringing)
- Admissions, how may I direct your call?
- Yeah this is Ethan Riley.
I was offered a scholarship
for school next year,
I was wanting to accept that.
- Would you hold the line please?
I'm sorry but when you didn't
respond by the deadline,
we had to give that
scholarship to another student.
- I thought I had two days left.
- Oh my apologies, that
deadline was last Friday.
- Wow, Ethan, like it.
This will look great in my scrapbook.
You're quite the artist.
- Thanks.
- Thank you.
So have you followed up any
more on that scholarship?
- No, I don't think I'm interested.
- Oh.
- So, where is my mom's
horse being kept anyway?
- Oh just down the road at
my brother's horse farm.
- Oh.
- You need to talk some
sense into your grandson.
Obviously he doesn't want to listen to me.
- Otto.
- I'm serious, I can't even talk to him!
Just a waste of my breath.
- Great, so I come to Michigan
and the only family that I have hates me.
- You've got to give it some time.
It's a big adjustment for everyone.
- I just, I need to get a job.
I need to get out of the
house before I go crazy.
- Everything's gonna be OK.
- Yeah, they only have to deal with me
until my 18th birthday,
then I'm out of here.
- It's hard to love someone like Hannah.
- Yeah Hannah's a mean girl.
- Maybe there's an exception
for people like her.
- Probably not.
- Hey!
What are you kids doing?
Get outta there?
- We're supposed to be
weeding for Miss Gloria.
- Mister Otto's mean too.
- Yes he is.
- I know, we could pray for
them, Hanna and mister Otto.
- I guess so.
- How about we try it
and see what happens.
- OK!
- So did you girls have a good day today?
- Mostly, but there was some bad parts.
- Oh, did something happen?
- Hannah was mean to us again.
She even tried to push Austin down.
- And Mister Otto yelled at us again.
- Well...
- That's OK dad, we decided
to pray for both of them.
- Sweetie that's perfect.
- We want to treat them
nice 'cause that's how
we would want them to treat us.
- Wow, well do you want to pray then?
- Dear Jesus, be with
Hannah and Mister Otto
and be nice to them and
help them to learn to be
nice to us too.
- And we also pray for them to be happy.
- Amen.
- Amen.
- [Beth] What you doing?
- Drawing.
- That's looking great!
This looks like it teaches you shading,
different shading techniques?
- Yeah.
- You're really getting good!
You really like to draw don't you?
- Yeah, I'm excited to
come up with something
for the drawing contest.
- I'm excited to see
what you come up with.
Do you have any ideas?
- Not yet, I'm working
on some ideas though.
- Austin, I love it, this is great.
- Your dad and I are really proud of you.
- Now you've done it!
- What?
- Ethan's gone!
- He'll be back, where can he go?
- I don't know?
Maybe he's on his way back home!
- Just give him time to cool off.
He'll be back.
- I hope so, I'm finally
getting to know Ethan better.
I'm not ready for him to leave yet!
- Welcome to the farm.
- Yeah thanks.
- So that car of yours
got you all the way here.
- Just barely.
- Wow.
How are you doing after the funeral?
- Yeah, I've been better.
- Well, you're gonna get on with life.
It's hard, but you'll get on.
- I hope so.
- There's room to bunk in there with Josh.
He's one of the ranch hands,
not much older than you.
- Well thanks uncle Carl
for giving me this job.
- Well leaning stalls is hard work,
but as my granddaddy used
to say, it's an honest job.
(laughing) And you look plenty strong.
I've gotta meet with a supplier.
Rachel's gonna show you around
for the rest of the day.
- [Ethan] OK.
- [Carl] I'll see you at dinner.
- Yeah.
- What?
So have you ever mucked a stall before?
- No, never even been on a horse farm.
- Really, I'm surprised.
- Why?
- Well I heard your mom was a good rider.
- She never told me about it.
- Well then, here I'll show
you how to muck a stall.
You think you get the idea?
- [Ethan] Yeah, thanks.
- Yeah sure, have fun.
- Hey Bear.
So you were my mom's horse.
- Hello, my name's Andy,
I come around here regularly to ride.
- I'm Ethan Riley, I
just started work today
as a stable boy.
- Oh nice to meet you.
- Likewise.
- I'm sure I'll be seeing you around.
- Mm hmm.
- Hey new guy.
You're gonna be staying with me
you need to follow some rules.
One, don't set your alarm before mine,
and two, don't touch my food.
And shoes off.
- I still can't believe
my mom owned a horse.
- She always loved horses.
Do you remember when she was little?
As soon as she was able, she was riding.
- It's true.
- Why didn't she tell me about him?
- I don't know, it
doesn't sound like Sara.
She loved her Bear.
Do you know that she won
a lot of ribbons with him?
- We were really surprised
that you sold him.
- I know nothing about horses!
Besides I'm not planning on
staying around this place
for long anyway.
Why is he called Bear anyway?
- (laughing) His official
name is General Theodore,
named after President Theodore Roosevelt.
- Really?
- Yeah, your mom thought
that was such a stuffy name.
- And then she discovered
that President Roosevelt's
nickname was Teddy Bear,
and shortened it to Bear.
- We were really sorry
when she moved away Ethan.
- Yeah we felt bad that we
haven't been able to visit.
- It's all right.
The only one who ever
came to visit was grandma,
and she didn't stick around for long.
- Well how about if we have some dessert?
- Sounds good, thanks honey.
- Thanks.
- Ethan.
- Hey Bear, you remember me?
- Hey.
- Oh hey.
- You like my new horse?
- You're Bear's new owner?
- Yes.
I've had my eye on him for quite a while.
Who are you anyway?
- I'm Ethan Riley, Bear
used to be my mom's horse.
- Well you're welcome to ride him,
just don't get attached,
'cause we're moving on
at the end of summer.
- Hang on a sec.
Hey grandma.
Yeah everything's fine, I
stopped by to see mom's horse
and uncle Carl gave me a job.
I got a bunk and everything
so it's gonna be fine.
Yes, I'm all right.
I just needed to get out
of the house for a while,
that's all.
All right,
- Hey it's Rachel right?
- Uh huh what do you need?
- I have some papers I
was supposed to give you,
delivery truck guy from
the feed company left 'em.
- Oh you need to sign
right here for those.
- So you must be a good rider then.
- Well, I started riding when I was around
the same age as the Baker children.
You wanna ride today sweetie?
- No, I don't think so.
- Oh but you could do it.
- I'm only six years old,
I think I should wait
till I'm seven.
- OK.
- [Gwen] Austin are you ready to trot?
- Um, I guess so.
- [Gwen] Hold on, let's go!
That's great, good!
How you doin?
- Good.
- How's it feel?
- Good, good.
- Hi kids.
- Hi.
- You have fun riding Bear?
- Yeah.
- I'm glad you kids are done,
it's my turn to ride my horse now.
- Hannah!
Excuse her manners, she's just
excited about owning Bear.
- Here you go.
Come on kids, let's go find Miss Gloria.
- Here you go.
- Thank you.
- Thanks Josh.
- You're welcome.
- You don't have long.
Got some things I need
to do then I'll be back.
- [Austin] Thanks for coming to our party.
I'm sorry we can't play outside.
- This is boring, can
we do something else?
- Takes work to be a good artist.
- Yeah let's take a break.
- One, two, three, four.
- I don't want to play any more.
- Hey guys, I got an idea!
(squealing and laughing)
Score, score score!
(excited squealing)
- Hannah, I invited
you 'cause I wanted you
to play with us.
- But I don't want to play.
- Come on, it'll be fun!
- No.
- Please?
- It's just it's not for me.
- Ethan!
(horse neighing)
- Now you're looking good buddy.
Yeah the years have been kind to you.
I can't believe she just
walked out on both of us.
I never thought she would leave.
- I can't believe you guys got me a horse!
This is the best birthday
present ever, thank you!
- Are you OK?
- It's...
Just my allergies.
- I was just gonna take
Bear out for a ride,
he's my horse now.
- I'm sorry, I haven't
seen him in a while.
Just wanted to say hello.
See ya Bear.
- Otto is that you?
- Hi.
- You haven't been out here in some time.
- You're right, it's been a while.
- Good seeing you here.
How about you and I go up
to the house for a coffee?
- No I gotta go.
Gloria's expecting me.
- OK.
Promise me you'll be back soon.
- Why'd you let Bear get sold anyway?
- What?
- You were supposed to
look out for him for Sara!
Now he's somebody else's horse!
- That was Ethan's choice.
He was the owner, you know that.
- It isn't right I tell ya!
You should'a done something!
(engine revving)
- Hey, how's it going?
- Hey you wanna jump up and ride?
- No, I've got work to do.
- Come on, seriously?
You can't live on a horse
ranch and never ride.
- All right, but only if
you give me one of those
horse riding lessons, I
hear you're a great teacher.
- Teacher's only as good
as her students make her.
- Then I will leave you
with a clean record.
- She'll teach him, wait and see.
- You're doing very well.
- Not nearly as good as you though,
miss horse rider.
- No I'm serious, you're
a very good rider.
- Thanks, beginning to see
why you like horses so much.
- See, what'd I tell ya?
- That's the story of the Good Samaritan.
Now who remembers our
scripture verse from last time?
- I do, I do!
- OK, Katelyn, since
you're so enthusiastic.
- It's John 15:12, "my command is this,
"love each other as I have loved you."
- That's right!
Now how are you all doing
with the golden rule?
Does anyone have anything
they want to share?
- We invited the girl that
was mean to us to our party.
- How'd it go?
- She came but she didn't
want to play with us.
- We tried to befriend her.
- Well do you think there's any other way
you could reach out to her?
- What do you mean?
- Maybe you could pray for her?
- We still do at night.
(low chatting)
- Looking good out there Katelyn!
- Good horse.
- Way to go.
- Looking good Katelyn.
- Do you like working here?
- Yeah it's pretty good.
By the way, I'm sorry I didn't say goodbye
before I left the other day.
- That's OK.
- Hey.
- Yeah?
- You want to bring some of
your new drawings next time?
- OK.
- Yeah I could give you
a couple more pointers.
- I'm entering a drawing
contest, so that'd be great.
- Cool!
(overlapping chatting)
- Hey Allison, you wanna come ride now?
- No I don't think so.
- Are you sure?
- Don't be afraid.
- You can do it honey.
It's all right.
- No, I really think I
should wait until I'm seven.
- OK, maybe another day.
- That's OK sweetie,
you got plenty of time.
- It was wrong of me to sell you Bear.
I'd do anything to get you back.
You're a good horse.
I can see why mom loved you.
- OK, I've got a joke, you wanna hear it?
- Yeah sure.
- Knock, knock.
- Who's there?
- Mary.
- Mary who?
- Merry Christmas.
- That's just bad, it's summer.
Who wants to hear Christmas jokes?
- Let's stop joking around,
I want to get back to the art contest.
- We kinda lost interest.
- Sorry Austin.
- How about we play a game instead?
- OK, you guys get everything
ready, I'll be right back.
(giggling, screaming)
- Hey.
- Hey, what do you want?
- We're gonna start a game
of freeze tag, wanna join us?
- Why are you being nice to me?
- Come on, it'll be fun.
- What are you doing kid?
I thought I told you to be
back to help me an hour ago!
- I, I was just on my way.
- It doesn't look like it to me.
I mean it when I tell you to do something,
now get in the car!
- But I didn't do anything!
- And stop talking back to me!
You're a good horse Bear.
Why can't people be like horses?
People are nothing but trouble.
- Jeff, I need to talk with you.
- So talk.
- I made a mistake selling Bear
and I want to buy him back.
- Sorry, he's not for sale.
- Look, he was my mom's horse,
it would mean a lot to me.
He's just another horse to you.
- That's not true.
He's my friend, maybe my only friend.
Come on Bear, let's go to the arena.
- Yes, yes, yes!
- What is it?
- I just got the exact idea I
need for the drawing contest.
- What's your idea?
- Well I need to refine it.
- I don't know what that means.
- Come here and I'll show you.
- Wow.
- I'm sorry I've ignored
you over the years Bear.
It hurt too much to come here.
I drove my Sara away and
now she's dead and gone.
All those years, and I
only visited her once.
Now I'll never see her again.
I wasn't even able to go to her funeral.
I'm sorry (crying) I'm so sorry.
Please forgive me.
(crashing, neighing)
Can I help you?
- No, no, no, no.
- [Otto] What are you doing here?
- I work here, uncle Carl gave me a job.
- We've been worried about you.
- Yeah right, you couldn't wait for me
to get out of the house.
- That's not true!
- You can stop pretending!
I've been talking with grandma
about this job all week.
I can't believe you
didn't know I was here!
- Go ahead and leave, run away!
- Here let me help you.
- I am so sorry.
- Thanks.
- You're just like your father!
And you won't amount to anything either!
- Ethan wait, here, sit down.
All right?
Don't listen to him.
Listen to me son, you're
nothing like that, OK?
You've gotta trust, you've
gotta trust that God
has made you with a plan
and a purpose in mind.
- My life's a mess, what am
I supposed to do with this?
- Brother, everybody's life's a mess, OK?
It's how we respond that
makes us the men we are,
the godly men we need to be.
Don't become that.
God has a purpose that's greater
than this, bigger than you,
and a lot better than that.
- It's easy for you to
say, you're a pastor.
- You think I was always a pastor?
I was no different than you.
I heard what he said to you in there.
You think that is bad?
You should'a lived in
my house growing up, OK?
I had stuff thrown at me,
shouting, yelling, belittling.
Fighting, shoving, pushing.
The only difference is
I didn't fight back.
I trusted in something bigger
and better for my life.
It's out there for you son.
You're just not looking
in the right place.
- You don't know how far I've gone.
- Doesn't matter, doesn't
matter how far you can go
with a short distance back.
- There's no hope for me.
- There's always hope, son.
There's always hope.
- Hey Jeff.
- What do you want?
- How'd you like to make some real money?
- You have my attention.
- Yeah?
I was thinking Dawson's horse against
the horse you've been working with.
- You wanna bet at the turn and burn.
- [Man] Nobody'll ever know.
- I don't know, I've been
training that horse all summer,
his handling couldn't be better.
- Say about $1000?
- Thousand big ones, huh?
- Well, make a lot of good money.
- All right, you got yourself a bet.
- Howdy ho!
Welcome to turn and burn!
- Emily's gonna go first,
and the timer is ready.
OK, that's a good time, 40.869.
Our next rider is Jolene.
OK, that's a good time with a 26.285.
Up next is Michaela.
- [Josh] Come on Michaela,
that's my thousand bucks.
- [Announcer] OK, with a five
second bounty on that one,
it is 28.819.
Next up is Emma.
Uh oh.
Uh oh, you all right?
Dawson is our final rider.
OK, that is a good time with a 26.155.
And, Dawson is the winner!
- Thank you so much for having
us, this is so exciting!
- This is so cool, I
want to do it some day.
- Me too!
- I never miss this event.
Some of these kids were my students.
- Can I go see Bear?
- Sure!
- I could take them.
- All right chap, we'll
catch up with you guys
in a few minutes, OK?
- OK.
- All right, nice.
- Did you give him grain?
- Yeah.
- Does he have fresh water?
- Mm hmm.
- Did you muck his stall?
- Yes.
- Hey Jeff, you got my money?
- Hey Hannah, go on ahead, I'll catch up.
What's wrong with you?
Not around my kid.
- Where's my money?
- I don't have it yet.
- Shouldn't bet on the
races if you don't have
the money to pay up.
- Don't worry, I'll get you your money.
- You better hurry up, I won't wait long.
- So you guys gonna enter the contest?
- Yeah the deadline is coming up soon.
- Yeah I don't think I'm
gonna enter in anything.
- Me either.
- Yeah I kinda figured
it out when you stopped
coming over to draw.
- Well it's summer, it
started to seem like school.
- Yeah but now you guys
are free to root for me.
- I'm still planning to enter something.
- And we're still on your team Austin.
- So could we play a game now?
- Yeah, hold on.
- Hey, what's up?
- We're gonna start some
games, wanna join us?
- Nah, I'm busy.
- Come on, it'll be fun,
my sisters are playing.
- OK, sure.
- Hi Hannah.
- Hi!
- My mom died in a car accident.
It's all my fault.
God, can you really forgive me?
Is what Pastor Andy said true?
It's me, Ethan.
I'm so very sorry I
left you out of my life.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.
(inspiring music)
What are you doing way out here?
- Hey I saw you come out
and got worried about you,
are you OK?
- Yeah, everything's great.
Come on, I'll walk you back.
(tense music)
- Where's my money?
Where's my money?
- It's coming!
It's coming, I need more time!
- You have one week!
- Hey, you almost ready to go?
- Yeah.
- All right, I need to take these back
to the other arena, then we can go home.
- I'll just wait here.
- Oh, some kids dropped
this card off for you.
- [Austin] Dear Hannah, we had a good time
playing with you at the park.
We would really like
to be friends with you
love, Austin, Katelyn and Allison.
- You've been gone for a while.
What you been up to?
- I've been taking care of some things.
Not that it's any of your business.
You still want to buy your horse back?
- Yeah, definitely!
- The price is three grand.
- What?
That's a thousand more
than you paid for him,
I don't have that kind of extra money!
- I've got some new expenses cover.
I'm only giving you first shot
because you wanted him back.
- I need more time,
time to raise the money.
- I have other potential buyers.
I'll give you one week,
take it or leave it.
- I overheard my dad and
Ethan talking last night!
He wants to sell Bear back to him.
- Really? That's great.
- There's a problem.
- What?
- He wants $1000 more than he paid for him
and Ethan doesn't have that much.
- What? That's terrible!
- Ethan only has one
week to raise the money?
- Why so little time?
- My dad's in trouble
and he needs to raise the money quickly,
that's all I know.
- Hey dad.
Could I have some more chores?
- I just gave you more chores.
What happened to the money
that you already earned?
- I have it but, I need more.
- What in the world?
- I want more chores too.
- Me too.
- (laughing) What's going on here?
- I miss Sara.
I pushed her away.
I just wish I could
tell her how sorry I am.
Oh God forgive me!
I'm just a cranky old man.
I lost my little girl!
I know she's up there with you.
Would you say hello to her for me?
- Are you saying there's one
more scholarship available?
- Yes.
You know that computer
glitch we had a while back?
- Yeah.
- Well when the computers
got back up and running,
we never offered that scholarship.
- So what do we do?
- I know just the thing.
(cheerful music)
- Hey there Pastor Andy.
- Oh hey, how you doing there, friend?
- Pretty good.
You remember that time
you talked with me about
hope over by the barn?
- Yeah.
- I think I finally found it.
- Wonderful.
- Yeah!
I regret selling my mom's horse though.
- God always has a plan, son.
- Thank you all for coming.
We have a very special
treat for you today.
As our special guest judge,
we have a nationally known
artist, Mr Earl Greggs!
- Thank you everyone, it's
a pleasure to be here today!
Thank you Marion, I can
call you Marion right?
Marion the librarian? (laughing)
It really is my pleasure to be here today
to announce the grand prize
winner of the art contest!
And kids, if I may, it's
been such a pleasure
judging these fine works of art.
You guys all did such a great job!
- And it's my pleasure
to have our special judge, Mr Greggs
open and announce our winner.
- Thank you Marion!
- Drum roll please!
(rhythmic clapping)
(laughing) Thank you!
Thanks, give it to me, that's good.
And the grand prize winner is,
Austin Baker!
Come on up Austin, claim your prize!
(uplifting music)
Let's give him a big hand.
- Ethan, come on in.
- Is grandpa here?
- Yeah.
- Hi Grandpa.
- Hi Ethan.
I'm sorry.
- I just wanted to.
- Go ahead, you first.
- I just wanted to say I'm sorry
I didn't say goodbye before I left.
- Well, I'm the one who should be sorry.
Come here.
Have a seat son.
haven't been much of a
grandpa to you over the years.
And I just want to let you
know how sorry I am about that.
- I never told you that mom and I,
just before the,
she and I had this fight
and it's, it's all my fault.
- No, no don't say that!
It's not your fault she died Ethan.
If it was anybody's fault it was mine.
I drove her away.
If she wouldn't'a moved all
the way across the country...
- Sara's in heaven.
She would want you to let go of the past
and accept God's forgiveness.
- Yes, I believe you're right.
- I do too.
- Come here.
Welcome home Ethan.
I love you! (crying)
- I don't know what's
gonna happen to me now.
My scholarship fell through.
- Oh Ethan I'm so sorry.
- It's all right.
I know God has better
things planned anyway.
- Hello!
- Hey, it's great to see you!
- Otto, good to see you in church today.
- Thank you.
It's been quite a while. (laughing)
Good morning children, it's
great to see you in church.
I just wanted to thank
you for the fine job
you did weeding this summer.
- Thank you.
- Thanks Mister Otto.
- You know I've been thinking of
setting up my horseshoe set.
Maybe you could stop by and
I'll teach you how to play.
- We would like that.
- Our series on the golden
rule is almost over,
so what have you learned?
- That you never know
when something's going on
with another person?
- Yeah they might be being mean to you
just 'cause someone's being mean to them.
- It's always better to be nice to them.
- It might show them a
better way of how to be kind.
- We became friends
with Hannah this summer.
- Well tell us about it.
- She's our friend now.
- I really like her a lot!
- That pleases God when
we do what he says!
Especially when it is difficult
and doesn't seem to make sense.
- We were kind to Mister Otto
when he came to church today.
- (laughing) God is so good isn't he?
We are to love others just
as Jesus has loved us.
And he loved us so much that he gave
everything he had to buy us back.
- What's this?
- A gift.
- I can't take this.
- It's to help you get Bear back.
- We even did extra chores.
- And we even added in
the contest winnings.
- I even broke my piggy bank.
There was over $20 in there!
- How did you know I was
trying to buy Bear back?
- Hannah told us.
- I don't think I can take your money.
- We want to help you.
- Please!
- Thanks!
Thanks a lot!
There it is.
Every cent of the money
you asked for for Bear,
including the extra thousand.
Took everything I had and a
little help from my friends.
I hope you're happy.
- Yeah.
Got some big time bills now.
Gonna be needing this.
- Hey.
- I'm sorry my dad
overcharged you for Bear.
- I'm just glad to have him back.
I shouldn't have sold
him in the first place.
- He wasn't always like that.
Something happened when my mom died.
- I'm sorry.
It must be difficult for you.
Anytime you're in the area you
should come by and ride Bear.
- Really?
- Yeah.
- That'd be cool!
Happy birthday to you
- Thank you guys for coming.
- We wouldn't miss it.
- Of course!
- This is for you.
- What's it say?
- It's a scholarship,
from college!
(laughing, affirming)
- All right!
- Did you know about this?
- (clearing throat) Well I confess,
we did.
- But Ethan, I did talk to them,
I told them you might be interested,
but you only have 48 hours to respond.
- Yes, yes, yes, I'll take it!
This is wonderful!
In fact, if you'll excuse me.
I'll go call right now so
I don't miss the deadline.
(laughing, applauding)
- OK, who's ready for some cake?
- Me!
- Me!
- Come on Allie, you can do it.
- I'll be right here sweetie,
you'll be totally fine.
- I think I should wait.
- No no, it's OK, I'll help you up.
(uplifting music)
- Can we please do this one more time?
- Hey!
- Hey.
- What are you doing out here?
- Just going to feed Bear one last time,
feel like coming along?
- Sure.
I think everyone will
miss you when you go.
- Yeah, I'm gonna miss
everyone right back.
I'm gonna look forward
to every break I can get
to come back here.
- Yeah.
- God has a plan,
I'm just trying to follow it.
Love you Bear, gonna miss you buddy.
- I had a dream last night about Sara.
- Really? I did too.
She was riding.
- And she turned and waved goodbye?
- That's the one.
- Wow. (laughing)
- I'm gonna miss you when you're gone
so I got you something special.
- Austin,
this is your winning
picture, I can't take this!
- I could always draw another one.
- Well thanks!
I'm gonna miss you too.
(uplifting music)
I've gone too far
I've lost my way
This pain I've caused
Life falls apart
Cruel things I've said
You turn away
Regret it breaks my heart
Is this a dream
Please show me now
Forgiveness is it real
I humbly beg
Your mercy Lord
Please set me free this day
I see your face
Reach out my hand
But you're no longer here
Can you forgive
And understand
The sadness that I feel
Is this a dream
Please show me now
Forgiveness is it real
I humbly beg
Your mercy Lord
Please set me free this day
You hear me lord
You give your grace
The answer to
My earnest prayer
The burden lifts
My shame erased
This is a whole new day
It's not a dream
I know you know
Forgiveness is real
I humbly take
Your mercy Lord
You set me free this day
It's not a dream
I know you now
Forgiveness it is real
I humbly take
Your mercy Lord
You've set me free this day