Keep in mind that as an Old Bronc Stomper I can't help but notice things other than the Story line, which was Excellent, and the Characters & those Portraying them, which were Equally Excellent.
The Cinematography & Horse Action returned me to the Dusty Arenas of my Youth and Early Manhood, when I only had money in my pockets due to The Equine Species, and my Love and Some would say, my ability to Handle, Train & Show them, including "Coming Out Of The Chute & Lookin For 8" atop the Hurricane deck of more Rank Bucking Broncs than I care to try to count.
My one & only contention with "Second Chances" is the Almost Total Lack Of Continuity of the Equine Star of the movie.
The Horse shown first as Ginger was a clean limbed, Specimen of an Arabian, while the "Tin Can Chaser" Ginger was a Roman Nosed, Hairy Hooved, Broader & Much More Heavily Muscled Quarter Horse Type, and of a different color than Sorrel.
I understand the Exigencies of Movie Making, having worked for a time at a Horse Buying & Selling Operation in LA for a time. I Broke, and Trained them and We sold horses for Movies and bought some back after filming completed.
Had the Makers of this fine Horse Production had taken just a Little Bit more time & consideration to matching the Horses that played Ginger, I would have No Bone To Pick with this Film....None At All, because other than that it was a fine "Message Movie" Well Acted & had the "Look"of real Barrel Racing Horses & Kids Competing. It brought back what used to be my World, Replete with Dusty Arenas and the Animal Smells of those places where I grew into manhood. I could Almost smell the Dust & Horse Sweat from my Easy Chair and Thank God I only have to walk out in my pasture to Smell the Real Thing after all these years.
That Is A Blessing & this Film reminded of just how Blessed I am in my Old Age & have been all my life.
Thank You Amazon for offering this Fine Film