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|Appearances and Mentions||Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (Mentioned), Spirit of the West|
|Relations||Mate of Esperanza; Father of Spirit|
Strider is the mate of Esperanza, beforehand her playmate when she was still a filly. He never makes an appearance in the movie, but is still Spirit's father.
Strider's coat is pure black with no markings. He has dark brown hooves and milky brown eyes, like Spirit and Esperanza's.
Strider is much like Spirit, fierce and very protective of the herd, as well as responsible.
In the FilmEdit
Strider doesn't seem to physically appear in the film, although there are many black horses that could be him that do. Spirit mentions him when he grows into a full adult, and the manner in which he is mentions seems to suggest Strider was deceased.
In Spirit of the west, the old Lead Mare and Stallion have perished, leaving the Herd mostly desolated. When Esperanza decides to join up with Strider's herd, she becomes his closest friend. A storm strikes, scattering the herd, leaving him and her alone to fend for themselves. They dream of finding an open pasture, full of green grass to live in as they go.
Presumably the grassland seen in the film is this, and would indicate they succeeded.