I’m looking for a movie I saw when I was growing up in the 1960’s. I thought it was a Disney film but can’t seem to find it there. My search skills are weak. Maybe I saw it on the Wonderful World of Disney.
It was about an Indian girl who wanted to ride in a special cross country horse race. I think the horse was an Appaloosa, but I’m not positive. The girl was a teenager, with long braids. I think women had never been in the race, or weren’t allowed. She had to persuade the tribal leaders to let her compete, and I remember a scene where she’s on the horse, running it cross country, and she and the horse must leap over a road and car. The car happens to be carrying the leaders, who decide she’s good enough to race.
As a kid I thought it was cool because the girl was proving a woman could ride as well as a man, kind of empowering, although I wouldn’t have thought of it that way at the time.
Anyone else remember this one?