American Paint Horse


Spirit's mare, formerly Little Creek's horse

First Appearance

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Last Appearance

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron




Granddaughter of Raphael and Bonita, Daughter of Storm and Sierra, mother of Spirit jr. (Spirit Riding Free)



Voiced By




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.


Rain is a beautiful flaxen chestnut tovero mare with a slender, well-rounded body. Her eyes are crystal blue and her mane and tail are creamy white (flaxen). 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 bit of a pampered paint horse whose life takes a sudden turn when Spirit comes into her life and eventually finds his way into her heart. A stubborn, yet very ladylike mare with a good heart who, despite her rather playful sense of humor, knows when to be serious especially when the situation calls for it, and on top of that is also known to be very dedicated and loyal to those who she loves, sometimes even, as Spirit would put it "In a stubborn, irritating kind of way."


In The MovieEdit



Rain was raised by Little Creek of the Lakota Tribe and is very attached and 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.

And so after some fair and even humorous reasoning after Spirit first attempts to run free, she and Spirit are alone together for the first time, the two of them begin a blossoming relationship and fall deeply in love. When Little Creek lets Spirit go the first time around, Spirit wants Rain to come with him. At first she's absolutely scared of abandoning her home as well as Little Creek. Spirit and Rain are then separated when the U.S Cavalry attack the Lakota Tribe and Rain is severly wounded by a gun shot wound to the shoulder brought on by the colonel. Spirit lays with her all night to comfort her until he is hauled away to become a draught horse by Cavalry Officers, to which then afterwards, she blacks out. Little Creek sees Spirit being hauled away and runs over to Rain to try and comfort her. He quickly puts together that Spirit not only saved his life but Rain's as well, so he sets out to find Spirit and repay his life debt.

Upon returning to the Lakota Tribe, Spirit, at first feeling saddened in believing Rain had died that night, is ecstatic to find she is both alive and well. Little Creek realizes Spirit would and should never be without her and decides to let Spirit and Rain go. Rain is very reluctant to leave at first but Little Creek insists by 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 his homeland to live out their days with his herd and his mother, Esperanza.  

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.


Honorary Certificate given to Rain.

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. Not much is know about her past but many people on the internet have created their own ideas of her history in the form of fanfiction (non-canonical stories), drawings, and videos.

"Although she may only be 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 two copies made. 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.