Thunderhead, Son of Flicka is a film where the villain is an evil horse.
Thunderhead, the equine hero who is adopted and trained by Roddy MacDowell, has issues with his terrifyingly remote range stallion father. It is never explained whether or not Thunderhead’s father issues have anything to do with his inability to focus on winning, but MacDowell soon discovers he’s riding a fast horse who just doesn’t care.
What an Oregon story!
Two Oregon locations are featured: the Gresham race track, which is no longer there, and Multnomah Falls, which is.
Oregon Movies, A to Z enthusiastically recommends Thunderhead, Son of Flicka to all fans of the original My Friend, Flicka, for which this serves as a sequel, and also to anyone who doubts they could ever be afraid of a horse.