An old forgotten rocking horse longs to be a favourite with everyone. An old fairy grants him his wish, turning him into a real horse and a crowd favourite. The magic doesn’t last and Rusty turns back into a rocking horse, ending up as a playmate to a lonely handicapped child. When the fairy returns with a spell to make him popular forever, Rusty has to choose between that and the friendship of one child. In that moment, Rusty learns that real magic lies within his power to choose what truly matters to him.