A beautiful, heartwarming story. This is the kind of movie I would make if I had the resources. Boy meets Horse. Horse afraid of Boy. Horse and Boy become friends forever. The images are stunning; each frame is a work of art. The film embraces the themes of courage, freedom and love. The long sequence of silence on the deserted island depicting isolation and loneliness is similar to Castaway (2000). However, in this case, the castaway has a flesh and blood companion rather than a soccer ball.
I really enjoyed Mickey Rooney is this film. He was made to play this role.