By Tamsin Mathias
Those who loved DreamWorks Animation’s film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, will absolutely love the TV series, Spirit Riding Free.
The story begins in the 19th century with a city girl called Fortuna, who goes by the name Lucky, who moves with her family to the countryside.
It is on the train that she sees Spirit, a wild kiger mustang running free alongside it, until the horse is caught by wranglers. When she arrives at her destination, Miradero, she sees the horse and the wranglers, who attempt to break the stallion.
Lucky, as she tries to make friends in her new school, bonds with the horse, and eventually becomes the only person that the horse allows to ride him – even though Lucky has never ridden a horse before.
Lucky makes two new friends called Abigal and Pru, who both have horses of their own. Abigal owns a horse called Boomerang, and Pru’s horse is called Chica Linda. The three become best friends and help Lucky learn how to ride and care for her new horse, who she calls Spirit.
They love spending time together with their horses and without.
The series is based on friendship, and the characters rarely fall out. And even if they do, the characters redeem themselves and they’re forgiven by other characters.
The show has become increasingly popular and you can also now collect Playmobil figures of the characters, including stables and horses.
So, if you’re looking for a TV show that displays affection and redemption – or if you just really like horses – then this is the show for you.
You can watch the entire series on Netflix.