Lidie lives in Jales, Brazil, where she”s free to ride, to be a wild girl, and to dream of going to live with her father and older brother, Rafael, in New York City. Finally Lidie is 12; time to leave Brazil for New York. Meanwhile, a filly is born and begins her journey to a new home. As Lidie”s story unfolds, so does the filly”s. Lidie”s father runs a stable at a famous race track, and Rafael is training to be a jockey. As much as they want to make Lidie feel welcome, they still think of her as the little girl they left behind. They don”t even know what a strong rider she is, and that she”s determined to befriend and ride the wild filly her father has just bought: Wild Girl.