The book was okay. I mean, it wasn't real factual and it was pretty fluffified, but what more can you expect of a kids' book?
The movie? That was, by far, the very worst movie I've ever seen in my entire life. Movies like that are the main reason why so many first time horse buyers get in way over their head. They see all those movies and then go out and buy a foal or a stallion or adopt an unhandled mustang and believe that, if they give them treats and talk to them in a stupid fashion and luv them, that the horse will end up perfect and they'll have this amaazzing majikal bond.
I went to see it in the theater honestly thinking that it might be an improvement on the book, after all, they had the budget to do whatever they wanted but I was so disappointed. I would have walked out after about 10 minutes but I kept clinging to the ridiculous hope that it might get better.
Granted, the acting was good and the movie was well made, but the story and the script was just utter shinola.