Ride A Wild Pony

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Ride A Wild Pony (1975 Movie)

“Ride a Wild Pony” is a family drama film released by Walt Disney Productions in 1975. The movie is based on the novel “The Wild Pony” by Annie Wentworth, and it tells the heartwarming story of a young girl named Scotty (played by Eva Griffith) and her bond with a wild pony named Fury.

Set in the Australian countryside, the film follows Scotty, a lonely and adventurous girl who befriends Fury, a wild pony that roams the land. Scotty’s father, Sam (played by Michael Craig), works as a horse trainer for a wealthy landowner named Charles Ellison (played by John Meillon). When Charles decides to capture and break Fury, Scotty is devastated and sets out on a mission to save her beloved pony.

With the help of her best friend, a young Aboriginal boy named Bung (played by Graham Rouse), Scotty embarks on a daring adventure to rescue Fury and prove that the wild pony can be tamed with love and patience. Along the way, they face challenges and learn important lessons about friendship, courage, and the importance of preserving nature.

“Ride a Wild Pony” is a heartwarming and poignant tale that showcases the beauty of the Australian landscape and highlights the bond between humans and animals. The film delivers a positive message about respect for wildlife and the value of compassion and understanding in forming meaningful connections.

While not as well-known as some of Disney’s other productions, “Ride a Wild Pony” has become a beloved film among fans of family-friendly and animal-centered stories. It captures the spirit of adventure and the magic of the human-animal bond that is often seen in classic Disney films.

Overall, “Ride a Wild Pony” is a delightful and uplifting film that offers wholesome entertainment for audiences of all ages. It demonstrates Disney’s commitment to creating heartwarming and inspiring stories that leave a lasting impact on viewers.

Fun Facts

  • “Ride a Wild Pony” is a Disney live-action film released in 1975. The movie is set in Australia and tells the heartwarming story of a young boy named Scott and his bond with a wild pony named Pony. Together, they face challenges and adventures in the Australian outback.

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $1 million
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  • Robert Bettles: Scott Pirie
  • Eva Griffith: Josie Ellison
  • Michael Craig: James Ellison
  • John Meillon: Charles Quayle
  • Alfred Bell: Angus Pirie
  • Roy Haddrick: J.C. Strapp
  • Peter Gwynne: Sgt. Collins
  • Melissa Jaffer: Mrs. Pirie
  • Lorraine Bayly: Mrs. Ellison
  • Wendy Playfair: Mrs. Quayle
  • Kate Clarkson: Jeannie Quayle
  • Jessica Noad: Miss Elsie
  • Neva Carr Glyn: Miss Gwen
  • Gerry Duggan: Train Engineer


  • Director: Don Chaffey
  • Producer: Jerome Courtland
  • Music: John Addison

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