WWhat breeds are Spirit and the gang? Read here to find out!!
Ever wondered what breeds of horses are in the movie? There seems to be a bit of confusion about what breeds the spirit horses are, so let me make it easier for you!
His breed is a no-brainer. Spirit is 100% Mustang. There are a few types of mustangs but in the movie, Spirit is suppossed to be an American mustang. The real Spirit that inspired the movie is actually a Kiger Mustang though.
Since her son is 100% mustang, what do you think she is? If you think she is a mustang as we, you are correct. Esperanza is a mustang too.
Rain's breed may be a little harder to figure out since she has a pinto coat (pinto is a coat color and Paint horses are a breed) and most Paints have pinto coloring (not all paints are pintos). She couldn't have been a paint because the breed was refined and made official until later on in the 20th century when COMMANCHE Indians began to breed them (not Lakota like Little Creek) Rain is, indeed, a mustang as well, HOWEVER, she does have another breed mixed into her as well.
In the book about her parents(Sierra by Katheen Duey) her father is a Mustang but her mother is haf and half: Rain's Grandmother is an escaped tame horse. Her breed is not mentioned, so it could be almost anything.
The Native American Horses:
No one quite knows what breed these horses are. Most are probably mustangs, but some Native Americans could have stolen or captured escaped horses from the army or any other pioneers... so they coud be really amost any breed that was around at that time.
Like the Native American Horses, the horses in the calvary could be a few different breeds: Morgans were an especially common Army Horse breed but Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreeds and sometimes Mustangs were also used. In real life, the US army didn't care that much about mustangs. Mustangs often took to long to train and the army could breed their own horses that were already tame and easier to train.
I hope this heped for anyone who was confused about the breeds of certain characters! Iknow the movie may not stick to real-life facts but if everything is historically based (which it does appear to be) the breeds listed above should be pretty accurate.