The story in this film is very simple, which is not suprising given that is from the Disney stable, where stories are made to be appreciated by children as young as 4. Rest assured that young children who like horses will like this film.
To sum it up, the film is set somewhere in the arabian peninsula at the end of World War II, there is young girl who finds a fiery young black stallion, makes friends with it and then rides the horse in a race to restore the fortunes of her grandfather who was once a proud and famous breeder but has fallen on hard times.
However, where this film really excels is that it is, quite simply, the most beautifully shot film of the most beautiful animal on the planet - the arabian stallion. Its a relatively short film, but I think the timing is just right. If you think horses are beautiful animals you will appreciate this simple, short, breathtakingly beautiful film.
I could criticise a few things about the film, because it is far from perfect, but I would rather give it the full five stars... enjoy!