I received the following announcement in an e-mail this afternoon. Since I don't fit the description of the character, but the e-mail was sent to me, I can only assume that the casting director was unable to find the right actor for the role and is offering it to me. I'm very flattered and really glad I've ridden a horse before.
WE ARE CURRENTLY CONDUCTING A SEARCH FOR A VERY SPECIAL 14-16 YEAR OLD GIRL FOR THE FEATURE FILM 'MY FRIEND FLICKA' A 20TH CENTURY FOX FILM, BASED THE ORIGINAL NOVEL BY MARY O'HARA. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING:
KATY MCLAUGHLIN - AN ATHLETIC 14-16 YEAR OLD GIRL, A DREAMER, WHO SHOWS SIGNS OF THE GREAT BEAUTY SHE WILL ONE DAY BECOME. LIKE HER FATHER, SHE IS STUBBORN TO A FAULT. THE ONE LOVE IN HER LIFE IS HORSES, AND ALL SHE LONGS FOR IS TO HAVE A COLT OF HER OWN. IT IS HER DRIVING PASSION TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL THAT CAUSES HER TO COMPLETELY NEGLECT HER SCHOOLWORK AND THE DAILY CHORES OF RUNNING A RANCH.
EXPERIENCED HORSEBACK RIDERS ENCOURAGED.
I hope they don't think I'm shaving my beard for this.