I loved seeing the movie Cinderella but I am confused about why the fairy God mother changed the horse to a carriage driver? Isn't the horse strong enough?
Having four friends, (mice), pull the carriage not only saved time, but also ensured a sense of comradery and teamwork amongst the team.
Additionally, it ensures a pleasant evening to have a mute carriage driver. Had one of the mice, who can speak, become the carriage driver, they would have talked Cinderella to death. But by having a friendly and albeit dim-witted person in the lead, as well as the talking characters people rendered unable to talk, you have an ideal and quiet evening.
I suppose you could also say that it's far from graceful to have an ass of a horse changed into a more majestic horse... that sends a bad message about beauty discrimination.