A Fine Step

DVD Release: June 24, 2014
A Fine Step


When an expert horseman suffers a traumatic accident with his top horse, he overcomes his injury with the help of a young girl who helps rehabilitate him and the horse, Fandango.

Dove Review

Calvin Masterson is a five time world champion along with his horse Fandango in the Paso Fino competition, which means fine step. Paso Fino is a breed of horse that is known for its smooth, natural, four beat lateral gait. So our story begins after Cal and Fandango take their fifth win and are looking for the next competition to be the first to win six, but unfortunately there is an accident that causes an injury to Cal that may prevent him from riding again.

Cal and his wife Maggie are unsure what is going to happen in their future when they meet their new neighbors, Mason Scott and his daughter Claire. Claire is a lover of horses because of her mother, who she lost to cancer. The new group of friends finds a way to help each other out during this difficult time of recovery and mending.

This story is a charming tale of relationships between friends and family. Sometimes fathers can be over protective of daughters when something happens, but it is important to talk to each other to find out the feelings that are important to the girls. “A Fine Step” is a heartwarming movie about helping others in time of need. We are proud to award this film with the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12+ due to some language.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A married couple lying in hospital bed together; a couple seen kissing; young couple "making out", leaning against car.
Language: H-2; OG/OMG-4; D-1
Violence: Man gets hit by a truck backing up; father slaps son; discussion regarding "putting a horse down".
Drugs: IV shown when man is in hospital; man drinks wine.
Nudity: None
Other: Discussion regarding death of wife and mother to cancer; argument between children and fathers; girl rides horse without permission; fathers that are over protective of their daughters.


Company: Vertical Entertainment
Director: Jonathan Meyers
Producer: Peter Lindblad
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe