A young boy is determined to befriend a rebellious horse in this touching family film based on the celebrated novel by Mary O'Hara. Ten year old ken McLaughlin who lives on the Goose Bar Ranch, desperately wants a colt of his own. Frustrated by the boy's constant daydreaming, ken's father finally lets him choose any horse in the herd. Ken picks a beautiful filly whom he names Flicka, but the high spirited animal comes from a 'bad' bloodline that's considered to be hopelessly wild. To prove Flicka is worth keeping, and prove himself as a person, ken sets his heart on winning the horse's confidence and ultimately taming her. Along the way, ken begins to grow up a little and everyone learns some important lessons in this poignant tale of love, patience, faith and 'hope beyond hope'.