|Titles||Lead Mare of the cimarron herd|
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Mate of Spirit, "Daughter" of Sierra(mother) and Storm(father) granddaughter of Bonita
Rain is the deuteragonist in the film, and Spirit's mate. She belongs to Little Creek at first but is released by him at the end of the film.
AppearanceEditRain is a very beautiful pinto mare with a slender-built body and a rather curvy posterior, Her coat is a very beautiful reddish brown with white socks and stockings. Her eyes are a very beautiful shade of crystal blue and her mane and tail are cream. Her hooves are light brown. She also had an eagle feather in her mane until Little Creek removes it at the end of the movie as a result of letting her go.
Rain is a kind-hearted, loveable, yet very cautious mare who, despite her fun sense of humor, knows when to be serious. And is also a very dedicated and devoted mare to both Little Creek and Spirit.
In The FilmEdit
Rain was raised by Little Creek of the Lakota Tribe and is very attached an dedicated to him because of this, as is very evident throughout the entire film. She first meets Spirit when he and Little Creek escape from being held captive at a U.S Cavalry settlement. The next day, in order for Little Creek to earn his trust, he ties them both together with rope and has Rain to show him a thing or two of how to behave, as well as their world. during this time, she shows little interest in Spirit at first but as Spirit starts to show his true colors and his feelings towards her, she quickly warms up to him and even comes to love him in return. Spirit and Rain are separated when the U.S Cavalry attack the Lakota Tribe and Rain is severly injured by a gun shot wound to the shoulder brought on by the colonel . Spirit lays with her all night until he is hauled away to become a draught horse by Cavalry Officers. Little Creek sees Spirit being hauled away and runs over to Rain to try and comfort her before she completely and inevitably passes out. He quickly puts together that Spirit not only saved his life but Rain's as well, so he sets out to find and save Spirit in return and ends up returning the favor. The two then find their way home, narrowly escaping death when Cavalry Officers hunt them down. Upon returning to the Lakota Tribe, Spirit, believing Rain is truly dead, is ecstatic to find she is alive and well with Rain being ecstatic as well. Little Creek realizes Spirit would and should never be without her and decides to let Spirit and Rain go. Rain is very reluctant and sad to leave at first but Little Creek insists saying, "you will always be in my heart." And so after Little Creek says his goodbye to Spirit, she leaves with Spirit and returns to her mate's homeland to live out their days with his herd and his mother. Rain, as a result of being mate of Spirit, eventually becomes Lead Mare of Spirit's herd, and they both live happily ever after.
Outside the movie Edit
On 2002, Rain was the first animated mare to be registered at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) as an official American Paint Horse. She was the first animated horse to be given an honorary certificate and, of course, registered in that association.
The reasons why they decided to make Rain an honorary member is because of the protagonist and exposure this breed, the American Paint Horse, had in the movie.
"Although she may be only an animated version of a horse, in her own way, Rain has exemplified the breed standards people have come to recognize in a Paint Horse," said American Paint Horse Association Executive Secretary Jim Kelley.
There were made two copies. One copy of this certificate is displayed at Dream works Studios in California and the other is kept at the American Paint Horse Association Heritage Center in Forth Worth, Texas.