TV review by
Natascha Crandall, Common Sense Media
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Tale of a typical teen who has a special gift with horses.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value
Positive Messages

The show appeals to a tween audience, so there is a bit of backstabbing when it comes to the “bad-boy/bad-girl” characters, Christian and Vanessa. While Wendy stands up for herself, Wendy’s best friend, Bianca is often the victim of “pranks” and bullying.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Wendy is the main character and is smart and talented. She has a special gift with animals and shows concern for creatures who cannot speak for themselves. Wendy is also not afraid to stand up for herself, especially when it comes to confronting her cousin, Vanessa who typically exemplifies a “mean girl” persona.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Wendy is a tween show all about a girl with a love for animals, especially horses. It features typical teen drama and has characters, both kind and mean, who Wendy has to deal with on a daily basis. While there's nothing overtly educational about this series, it does feature a female character who is smart, talented, and stands up for herself. Wendy is also a good friend to others and cares deeply for all animals, but especially horses.

User Reviews

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Parent Written byCartoonCritic2019 May 25, 2018

Protagonist is not a good role model

Honestly its not a bad show. It does show the attitudes of the teens pretty well. However the protagonist Wendy is fake. She is made out to be a kind and caring... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byPurpleponysso December 26, 2020

Love it!

I love this show! It is so much better than Spirt Riding Free!

What's the story?

WENDY is a 15-year-old girl who lives with her family at a riding school. She has a special relationship with horses and she and her friends compete in horse competitions. Her adventures include dealing with "mean girls" as well as exploring friendship, relationships, boys, and family issues.  

Is it any good?

This typical teen drama will definitely appeal to kids who love horses and the outdoors. With lots of different characters, including mean girls who try to get attention from boys, and undermine one another, it's not always positive, but there are also characters who stand up for themselves and look out for others. Since Wendy takes place on a horse ranch, drama usually involves riding and horses on some level; but it's a relatively mild series that animal lovers should enjoy.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Christian and Vanessa act and discuss why they sometimes are rude or mean. They can also discuss how Wendy handles these challenging situations and what she could have done differently.

  • Kids: Do you know anyone like Vanessa or Christian? How would you handle the way they treat Bianca and Wendy? If you were a member of their riding group, what would you do if you saw Vanessa being mean to another girl? Who are you most like in this show and why?

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