True the horses do not speak much, but what kid really follows long, boring conversations? The horses' actions and expressions convey their thoughts in any language. There is no swearing (due to the limited talk), no sex, and the violence does not include anything gory or bloody. In fact the "violence" was that the horse was mistreated. I saw this movie when I was four. Most of the things that people are worried about really flew over my head, but now re watching it bring tears to my eyes. It really can be a powerful film if you just watch.