A 16-week course in horsemanship has a group of students learning the finer points of sportsmanship, jumping, horsecare, dressage and riding to hounds under stern and exacting teachers. Written by
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's horse-riding character harbors a fear of jumping, and this extended off-camera as well. Funicello writes that her horse obviously sensed her fear and threw her many times during filming. Funicello got scant sympathy, unfortunately, from director William Fairchild
, who didn't want Annette on the film and snidely referred to her as "Walt Disney's pet". See more