Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Revealing mistake: After Spirit gets his second wind when the Colonel is attempting to break him, he breaks the girth/cinch strap by catching it on the fence. At one brief point, the pole of the fence actually appears to pass between Spirit and the girth of the saddle.

Continuity mistake: When Spirit pretends to be dead while pulling locomotive, and they take the chains off him, he has a halter on his head. Yet two seconds later, the halter is gone.

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Spirit: Sometimes a horse has got to do what a horse has got to do.

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Trivia: The little Native American girl is based on the toddler daughter of one of the producers. The 'buh bye horsie!' and other noises come from her.

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Question: Why does the Colonel let Spirit escape at the end of the movie? I know it's meant to be a sign of respect. But why would they respect each other? In my opinion they have no reasons to have mutual respect.

Answer: You don't have to have mutual respect to do what is right or just. Letting Spirit escape was the morally right thing for the Colonel to do.

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Answer: Because the colonel saw that Spirit and Little Creek had a strong bond, and how hard Spirit had worked for his freedom.

Logically, it never should've started. All of this trouble for a single horse while there's important military duties and concerns should've never really happened. You could argue that it was to chase Little Creek, but the Colonel never regards him. It was all for Spirit.

Answer: Because he probably gave up.

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