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16-year-old Katy McLaughlin dreams of fulfilling her family legacy by working on her father’s ranch in modern-day Wyoming. But Katy’s father wants more for her, insisting that Katy go to college. Katy finds a wild mustang, which she names Flicka, and sets out to make her a riding horse. But Flicka and Katy are more alike than she could have imagined. Like Katy, Flicka has a disdain for authority and is not about to give up her freedom without a fight.

Sample F.I.L.M. Curriculum Questions:

What are some of the qualities that show how Ken and Howard are rivals?

Have you ever seen a horse in the wild? Have you ever seen a horse that is trained or domesticated? What are the differences you notice? (Or, imagine that you would notice?)

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