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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: for the animators and production team. Rain was given an honorary registration with the American Paint Horse Association.

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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: for For the animators and production team. Rain was given an honorary registration with the American Paint Horse Association.

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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Both Spirit and Rain are used in many, predominantly {{interspecies|Romance}}, {{Crossover Ship}}s. Shipping either one with Bambi's dad from ''Bambi II'' or ''The Lion King'' characters is common.


** The heartwarming [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVWQkah4xTQ "I Will Always Return."]] which plays during the films ending.

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** The heartwarming [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVWQkah4xTQ "I Will Always Return."]] which plays during the films film's ending.


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* {{Narm}}: SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: for the animators and production team. Rain was given an honorary registration with the American Paint Horse Association.
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** The decision to make the horses silent characters. Are their emotions able to carry the film without dialogue, or does the constant whinnying get annoying after a while.

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** The decision to make the horses silent characters. Are their emotions able to carry the film without dialogue, or does the constant whinnying get annoying after a while. while?


* BrokenBase: The Music/BryanAdams songs are either beautiful or distracting depending on who you ask. Same with Matt Damon's narration.

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The Music/BryanAdams songs are either beautiful or distracting depending on who you ask. Same with Matt Damon's narration.narration.
** The decision to make the horses silent characters. Are their emotions able to carry the film without dialogue, or does the constant whinnying get annoying after a while.


* AwesomeMusic: The entire sountrack by Music/HansZimmer comes to mind. Special mention goes to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqWLHqMCx08 "Homeland"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_55XNzqG0M "Run Free"]].

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The entire sountrack by Music/HansZimmer comes to mind. Special mention goes to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqWLHqMCx08 "Homeland"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_55XNzqG0M "Run Free"]].



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Horses are traditionally considered one of the hardest animals to animate, and the animators got them down ''beautifully''.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Horses are traditionally considered one of the hardest animals to animate, and the animators got them down ''beautifully''.


** The heartwarming [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVWQkah4xTQ "I Will Always Return."]] which plays during the films ending.



** The heartwarming [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVWQkah4xTQ "I Will Always Return."]] which plays during the films ending.

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* BrokenBase: The Music/BryanAdams songs are either beautiful or distracting depending on who you ask. Same with Matt Damon's narration.


** Matt Damon's narration is clearly going for quiet and understated, but a lot of the time, he just sounds bored.

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** Matt Damon's narration is clearly going for quiet and understated, but a lot of the time, he just sounds bored. The film would arguably work better if you just took it out.

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** The heartwarming [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVWQkah4xTQ "I Will Always Return."]] which plays during the films ending.


* TheWoobie: The wrangler's horse that first urges Spirit to run. He only appears briefly, but his guilt and anguish when Spirit is captured are extremely palpable. It's clear there's a very sad story there.

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* TheWoobie: The wrangler's horse that first urges Spirit to run. He only appears briefly, but his guilt and anguish when Spirit is captured are extremely palpable. It's clear there's a very sad story there.there.
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* SomewhereAnEquestrianIsCrying:
** Stallions are not the leaders of a herd; mares are. Stallions guard the back. This might be more a case of AcceptableBreaksFromReality though as seeing Spirit simply run at the back of the herd wouldn't have been so awesome.
** That Spirit survives the movie at all is a small miracle. Mustangs are hardy, but not ''that'' hardy.
** The horse handling. When Spirit first comes to the Army fort, and they attempt to break him. the way they tied him down to brand him was inaccurate and hazardous. Even in the old West people were wise enough to ''not'' mount a completely wild horse with full tack, in a large rectangular arena. The way Spirit juggled them, most of the riders should have broken bones, if not necks and skulls. Not to mention the first thing an actual regiment would have done to a mount prospect: ''Geld'' him. It's always a possibility that he was considered such a fine stallion that they wanted to keep him for breeding as well as riding, or even that they planned to do the gelding later.
** The Native American version of breaking him to ride [[ShownTheirWork was a lot more like methods of Western-style breaking in use today]], although nothing like the way Plains Native Americans trained horses, so the creators clearly had ''some'' idea what was correct and probably did it the other way make the soldiers look like jerks and morons. (If that was what they were after, ''it worked''.)
** A mild example, but still noticeable: when Spirit frees the other train horses he does this by kicking one chain off with three kicks of his hind legs and the other with two kicks of his forelegs. Realistically his hind leg kicks should have broken the chain off faster as horses have twice the power in their hind legs as they do in their forelegs.
** Horses are not indigenous to the Americas. Then again, it's not like Spirit is likely to know that: as far as he knows, his kind have been wild for countless generations.


** The ''bored-as-hell'' narration from [[WTHCastingAgency Matt Damon]], though some folks found it appropriately quiet and understated.

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** The ''bored-as-hell'' Matt Damon's narration from [[WTHCastingAgency Matt Damon]], though some folks found it appropriately is clearly going for quiet and understated.understated, but a lot of the time, he just sounds bored.


* InferredHolocaust: Spirit returns to his herd, but [[RealitySubtext history says]] guys like the Colonel eventually won. Today, the prairies are mostly farmland, and wild horses are rounded up by the herdful to make room for this. Not to mention that there was a railroad line scheduled to run across Spirit's homeland, and they certainly wouldn't abandon a project of this scale just because of two exploded locomotives, which means that sooner or later his herd would have to deal with trains passing by all the time.

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* InferredHolocaust: Spirit returns to his herd, but [[RealitySubtext history says]] guys like the Colonel eventually won. Today, the prairies are mostly farmland, and wild horses are rounded up by the herdful to make room for this. Not to mention that there was a railroad line scheduled to run across Spirit's homeland, and they certainly wouldn't abandon a project of this scale just because of two exploded locomotives, which means that sooner or later his herd would have to deal with trains passing by all the time. Indeed, ''Spirit: Riding Free'' shows his son having to live with human settlements as a result of the train.

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