Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that sensitive children may be upset by the cruel treatment of horses. Many 5- and 6-year-old kids will love the horse's tale, but parents may have to read the occasional subtitles. Parents should be aware that the little horse nearly drowns, gets separated from his mother, and then almost dies of loneliness and neglect on the cross-continental journey. Also, thirst, snakes, and Caesar, an evil black stallion, almost do Lucky in when he is left to fend for himself in the desert. When the town is bombed, the horses are threatened by fire.
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A fair bit of animal fighting. Caesar voices that he will "kick (Lucky's) teeth in" and kills Lucky's mother with his hooves. Young Richard is whipped with a belt (offscreen). The little horse nearly drowns, gets separated from his mother, and then almos
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