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Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

BFFs' continuing horse adventures are geared toward tweens.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Governor Is Cracked

This show is literally demon spawn. If you watch this show you probably put milk before your cereal. This show is so problematic and here are a few reasons. #1 Why ado the horses eyes look human it freaks me out. #2 why can the horses understand the humans. # 3 not enough governor, he was the only good part of the show and should be the main character. #4 Abigail can go jump out a window. #5 bad animation and no storyline. Would Recommend!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

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The Spirit saga continues to unfold in this exciting new setting, and it's refreshing to see these characters age and change in a somewhat true-to-life fashion rather than remain stagnant. Lucky, Pru, and Abigail face the uncertainties of a move away from home with some nerves and a lot of excitement. Through the ups and downs, they're emboldened by the knowledge that their friendship gives them stable footing for whatever comes next. As always, they are each other's biggest supporters, even as new acquaintances enter their lives.

As Spirit Riding Free gives way to the Riding Academy series, this major life change brings opportunities for Lucky and her friends to mature beyond their plucky younger selves. Their dealings with social rivals and other new pressures illustrate healthy self-awareness and emotional maturity for older tween viewers especially. Unlike its parent series, Riding Academy doesn't touch on themes of the historical time, but the characters' dealings with social rivals and other new pressures illustrate healthy self-awareness and emotional maturity for tween viewers especially. Families who watch together can expand on these themes as they relate to their own kids' experiences.

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