Friday, July 16, 2010

Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron

This was written by guest blogger Linda Penea

There was a black out at the private school that my two daughters attend. The weather was challenging that day so we were given a notification in email that school would be delayed for three hours. I have the pleasure of working from home as a writer so I didn't have to worry about finding a baby sitter or get the girls to a daycare center so I could get to work.

We had a great opportunity to watch 'Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron,' together on our cheap satellite tv. Although the setting and plot take place in frontier America where no horse shows were taking place, my two girls absolutely fell in love with Spirit, the horse. They love horses and talk to each other all the time about when they will own their own horses. Spirit is the horse they say that they want to own so they can participate in jumping and dressage and three day eventing. Although Spirit did not perform in those types of activities in the movie, but instead was a supporting vehicle of inspiration for the young Lakota Indian brave, they felt Spirit could easily be trained for shows, especially for jumping. They even agreed that the paint mare, Rain, that Spirit fell in love with would make a great brood mare for one a foal that they would breed.

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