Check out this article from People Magazine (March 03, 1980, Vol. 13, No. 9) that shows what a magical connection there is between horses and people!
“While the movie was shooting, Franny Cuello was in a four-week coma. The most exciting stallion in movies is suddenly equine rather than Italian for the first time since 1976. The new stud, of course, is the hero of producer Francis Coppola’s The Black Stallion, a purebred Arabian from Texas named Cass Ole. In the lovely adaptation of Walter Farley’s children’s classic, the horse saves the life of co-star Kelly Reno, rearing dramatically in the boy’s imagination as a vision of power and beauty. Cass Ole has played a strikingly similar role in a life-and-death struggle waged by his owner, Francesca “Franny” Cuello, 19, who credits her recovery from near-fatal head injuries to her love for Ole.”
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