Proof that an animal alone cannot carry a picture. Florian, a beautiful white Lippizan stallion, is the fondly groomed companion of stable boy Young. Time passes and the boy-horse relationship goes through a variety of strains. After saving Young's life at war, the critter is shipped to
the US to pull a junk cart. A tearful New York reunion takes place as the pair is joined by Young's love, Gilbert. The beautiful Florian and the film's opening in Austria respond poetically to the camera, as does a cameo by ballerina Baronova.