The scenes of the Stallion running with beautiful tail and mane flowing wonderful. Hate the ending with him plunging to his death and a supposed ghost living on.
Most horses do better in captivity, if properly cared for. Domestic horses do not carry the intestinal paradise load wild horses have. Well cared for domestic horses have dental, hoof, and vet care and eat regularly. They are protected from predators.
That being said, I would prefer a horse be wild than be used in horse racing, over worked, beaten, or slaughtered for food.
There is a new method of taming horses using positive reinforcement rather than beating and ''breaking'' the horse's spirit. The old cruel way shown in the movie.
The horses used in the film were not wild. They looked healthy and well cared for.