From a media release:
Corus Entertainmentâ€™s HISTORYÂ®Â in association withÂ Breakthrough EntertainmentÂ andÂ Bonterra ProductionsÂ announce the start of production on the new Canadian-original seriesÂ Breaking WildÂ (10×60). The doc-series follows the efforts of fearless indigenous cowboys in B.C.â€™s pristine Nemiah Valley as they fight together for the survival of wild Qayus horses who roam in their midst.Â Breaking WildÂ is currently slated to premiere in Winter 2020 on HISTORY.
Set in the sprawling and secluded paradise of the B.C. interior, the Nemiah Valley is part of the Xeni Gwetâ€™inâ€™s 1700 square kilometers of title lands and home to a growing herd of as many as 1,000 Qayus. These wild horses are among the smartest, strongest, and rarest on the planet. Under the direction of current Chief Jimmy Lulua, the Xeni Gwetâ€™in cowboys continue to draw upon centuries of experience managing the Qayus. Elite competitive rodeo riders including Howard Lulua, Amanda Lulua and Emery Phillips work alongside trusted outsiders and legendary horse trainers Roy Mulvahill and Mike Hawkridge, as well as transplanted American Naval Officer Michael Lares.Â Together they work to protect the herd from over population, scarcity of resources, and natural predators. Through a multi-camera approach, production of the series provides access to the rarely seen, high-octane lives of modern cowboys. Capturing stories about the unbreakable bond between human and horse as they streak across sweeping plains and over snowcapped mountain peaks.
Breaking WildÂ is produced in accordance with the Xeni Gwetâ€™in First Nations Government Filming Protocol. The Xeni Gwetâ€™in have appointed community advisers who ensure the cultures, practices, and beliefs of the Xeni Gwet’in are accurately portrayed.