When the steamer Drake is shipwrecked off the coast of Spain, there are only two survivors. One is young Alec Ramsay. The other is the black stallion—wildest of all creatures—who saves Alec's life. Stranded on a desert island, boy and stallion develop a deep and special bond.
The black stallion is the horse Alec has always dreamed of: beautiful, savage, and majestic. Alec is determined to tame him. But the job turns out to be more difficult and dangerous than he ever imagined.