Wild Stallion is a 1952 film directed by Lewis D. Collins. It tells the story of an orphan boy, Dan Light (Ben Johnson), who is growing up under the supervision of the wild horse hunter Johnny Wintergreen (Edgar Buchanan), who sells the captured horses to the US Army Cavalry. He takes the boy to an army post, and several years later Dan joins Wintergreen as a hunter himself. Deeply affected by the loss of his pet colt, Top Kick, who escaped during an Indian raid in which Dan's parents were murdered, he never ceases to think about him. He succeeds in finding him, but Top Kick, now a beautiful white stallion and leader of a herd of horses, escapes into the wilderness. When Dan finds out that the Army has bought the horse and is treating it poorly, he faces a difficult choice between the Army rules he must obey and the passion for his beloved horse.