I don’t know about you but I just love Free Rein on Netflix. So I thought I would share some fun facts about the show. If your not familiar with the show which is streamed in over 200 countries then read on. It is mainly aimed at 8-16 year old but is also popular with families. I watched it with all my 3 children and binge watched them when we started them as we could not stop.
There are 3 current seasons (32 episodes), plus specials shown at Christmas and Valentines. The show follows a 15 year old girl ,Zoe Phillips from Los Angeles who spends the summer at her mother’s childhood home on an island off the coast of England, where she bonds with a mysterious horse.
No 1. The main horse character is called Raven, a jet black Friesian cross. Originally he was cast as a Chestnut but the team only had white or black horses.
No 2. The show is based on a fictional island off the British coast but was filmed in Cheshire and Anglesey.
No 3. Where else might you recognise some of the main characters from?
Zoe Phillips played by Jaylen Barrow has been in Good Luck Charlie and Shameless.
Rosie Phillips played by Navia Robinson has been in Being Mary Jane and Raven’s home.
Mia played by Celine Buckens was in War Horse.
Becky played by Kerry Ingram starred in Game of Thrones
Maggie Phillips (Zoe and Rosie’s mother) played by Natalie Gumede is well known for her role in Coronation Street.
No 4. Main character Zoe (Jaylen Barron) lied about being able to ride to get the part.
No 5. Charlotte Dujardin made a guest appearance in season 1 episode 1.
No 6. This final one is a lovely end to the Free rein facts. The Gypsy cob called Bob is actually a rescue horse and was found in a field with lots of horses, some who weren’t as lucky as him. He reminds me of my own cheeky cob and I think Bob has to be my favourite.