An absolute masterpiece. The classical surroundings and symbolic depth makes it feel like a grand American epic such as 'Moby Dick.' The single study of the male also feels literary as the close-up single study is usually only done through first-person perspective. It feels almost invasive and emotionally fragile (Faulkner, Hemingway) to be cinematic.
It really didn't have to go 'that' hard tho. I didn't cry but was on the brink of doing so from the first 2 minutes of him caressing the horse until the final credits.
A flawless masterpiece.