* {{Anvilicious}}: Did you know WarIsHell? Of course, SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped...
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Year Turns Round Again".
** And we have John Williams for the film version. What do you expect?
* HoYay: Joey and Topthorn develop a very close friendship which involves ''intimate physical contact.''
** TruthInTelevision with horses. Skin-to-skin contact (backscratching, fly-flicking) is the main way they bond.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Many people watched the film adaptation only because TomHiddleston starred in it.
* {{Narm}}: Some of the more dramatic scenes are a bit overwrought, and [[spoiler:Nicholl's death]] can be downright goofy-looking.
** {{Averted}} in the film with a [[spoiler:GoryDiscretionShot - all we see is a blaze of slow-motion gunfire from the German guns, and then no more Captain Loki.]]
* NightmareFuel: The war scenes, the gas attack in the German Trenches, Joey getting tangled up in barbed wire and the horses jumping over the German Lines in the forest without their riders during the [[spoiler: failed British cavalry charge.]]
** NightmareFuel: In the movie, after Joey finishes getting tangled up in barbed wire and he is lying on the muddy ground, there is a lightning flash and for a single frightening moment, you can see what appears to be a SlasherSmile on his face. It's really a normal horse expression, but it still looks rather scary.
* NoYay: Albert's devotion to Joey is implicitly compared to the love Taylor has for his girlfriend.
* SignatureScene: For the movie, it's either Joey at the end of the film in the sunset, the attack on the German Trenches, Joey dashing through No Man's Land, Joey getting tangled up and freed from barbed wire or Joey jumping over a British Tank.
* TearJerker: THE WHOLE THING.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The puppetry. After about 15 minutes you forget those horses aren't real. And that's not even getting into the amazing scenery or war effects.