* ClicheStorm: The film came out the exact same year as ''[[Film/TheLoveBug Herbie: Fully Loaded]]''. Both films' plots are almost exactly the same, albeit one with horses and the other with cars.
* HilariousinHindsight: Tucker, the wise Shetland pony is voiced by Creator/DustinHoffman. Three years later, Hoffman would voice another coach mentor figure--Master Shifu in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''.
** The flies look ''too'' cartoonish to be believed.
** The horses in dialogue scenes were puppets, and several of the behind-the-scenes clips show shots that were cut for looking too fake.