The Best Horse Movie List

I love watching horse movies, don't you? Please read or share comments on your favorites on our horse movie list. Can't find your favorite horse movie? Scroll down the page to add it!

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All scores and ratings were pulled in August 2021 it is always a good idea to double check scores and ratings of movies on the platform you are buying, watching, or streaming the movie before buying or starting the movie.

8 Seconds

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Based on a true story 8 Seconds is a riveting movie based on the life story of champion bull rider Lane Frost. Featuring actors Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, and James Rebhorn this movie is truly a great one. But it isn't just the cast that makes this movie great rather it is the acting combined with the incredible story of Lane Frost. This movie explores all aspects of Lane Frost's life. From his dreams to his sacrifices that lead to an Oklahoma boy's meteoric rise to fame as a successful bull-rider before his rough and tumble life is tragically cut short. It is truly amazing how some people's life stories just seem to be made for the big screen.

Rated: PG-13 - IMDb score: 6.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 94% audience score

a fine step

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A Fine Step is a story of a girl and her father move next to a world champion Paso Fino horse and the horse's injured rider after her mother dies. Featuring actress Anna Claire Sneed and actors Luke Perry and Armand Assante this horse movie has the somewhat cliché classic redemption story line. While not one of my favorite horse movies out there it is still a good one even if it is a little predictable. My favorite thing about the whole movie is that the horse is a Paso Fino. Usually horses in movies are Thoroughbreds, Mustangs, Warmbloods, or Quarter Horses. There are not many horse movies out there about or with gaited horses.  

Rated: PG - IMDb: 5.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 44% audience score

a horse for danny

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A Horse for Danny is about a smart young girl who lives at the racetrack with her Uncle who is a racehorse trainer. Since she is at the racehorse track all the time she knows a lot about the racehorse industry. She knows all about the scams that can break someone to how to pick out a winning race horse. So when she recognizes a horse she believes will be a champion racehorse, she tries to put her Uncle in the driver's seat for success. This movie, with actors Robert Urich and Ron Brice alongside actress Leelee Sobieski, is a cute one that the whole family should enjoy. 

Rated: G - IMDb score: 6.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 91% audience score

a horse for summer

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A Horse for Summer is a touching story about redemption, faith, and finding yourself. Mandalynn Carlson plays Summer Dean, who is a troubled teenage girl that is sent to live with her Uncle Kent. Her Uncle, who is struggling financially to keep the farm going, takes her under his wing and teaches her hard work and perseverance. While living with her Uncle she also discovers her faith but also a bond with horses. Slowly these elements begin to give her a new life path which allows her the opportunity to turn her life around. Actors Dean Cain and Christopher Atkins star alongside Carlson in this faith filled horse movie.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 4.8/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 64% audience score

a leap of faith

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A Leap of Faith provides a sweet take on the old theme of love being able to heal people. The two main characters in the film are Rick and Lindsay, played by Jeremy London and Gina Philips. Rick is a troubled teenager who is working at a mobility training camp for the blind instead of serving time in a juvenile detention center. At the mobility training camp he ends up working at the barn with the horses who begin to show him a new perspective on his life. But when Lindsay, an ex-gymnast, comes to the mobility training camp for the blind things really begin to change. As he helps save a starving stallion and helps Lindsay find her competitive spirit again Rick finds new meaning in his life. I am not sure why but this film appears to be the same as the film titled Breaking Free on our horse movie list. In fact, when looking this film up on Rotten Tomatoes or IMDb it is called Breaking Free. It is also worth noting that while I love this movie I do not agree with the PG rating and would suggest that it is more PG-13 in my opinion. 

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 6.5/10 

all roads lead home

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All Roads Lead Home is an adventure filled drama for the horse crazy and non horse lovers in your family. Chances are this horse movie will fill you with a huge range of emotions from happiness to grief this film explores the complexity of life. This movie is mainly about Belle, played by Vivien Cardone, who is heart broken after her mom dies. Like many other horse movies out there Belle is sent to a family relative to live on their farm. In this movie the relative is her grandpa Hock. While at her grandfather's ranch Belle befriends a horse and a dog who together help her begin to heal. This classic story of letting go of the past in order to find hope in the future, while battling the things that hold us back, is what makes this movie relatable to the horse lovers and non horse lovers alike.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 5.8/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 55% audience score

amazing racer

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In the horse movie Amazing Racer, the sudden death of Shannon's dad leaves her an orphan facing anger and grief herself or so she thinks. That is until she finds out that her mom is actually alive. As her mom comes into her life to try and form a relationship with her daughter Shannon, Julianne Michelle, struggles with her own emotions that is until she discovers horses. With the help of a wise horse trainer and racing Saddlebreds her emotional wounds begin to heal. Working on the Saddlebred horseracing farm racing horses and caring for the horses gives her a new outlook on life and helps her to find her place in a new family. Darryl Hannah and Michael Madsen star alongside Julianne in this horse movie. This movie is called Shannon's rainbow on IMDb.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 5.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 53% audience score

Archer's Adventure 

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Starring Nicole Kidman, Brett Climo, and Robert Coleby this horse movie is set in the 1860s. Seventeen year old Dave Powers, who is the apprentice to a horse trainer at the time, offers to ride Archer to the Melbourne Cup race. Based on the true story of Archer, the first horse to win the Melbourne Cup, this film follows Archer and Dave throughout the 600 mile race from Melbourne. The adventure is anything but easy which makes Archer's Adventure an exciting and intense film that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I didn't even know about Archer the horse or the incredible journey Dave and Archer took, which makes the film that much more exciting. If you want to look this movie up on IMDb you have to search Archer instead of Archer's Adventure.

IMDb: 5.7/10 

Barbaro: a nation's horse

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Barbaro: A Nation's Horse is a documentary by NBC that chronicles the famous racehorse Barbaro's career, injury, and recovery. As most horse racing fans already know Barbaro was an incredible racehorse who after winning the Kentucky Derby was thought to be the horse that was going to win the Triple Crown in over 20 years. Unfortunately, Barbaro would ultimately break his leg and never race again. This documentary takes you through all of this and also provides interviews with the horse trainers, jockeys, veterinarians, and owners that have surrounded this horse through the ups and downs. If you are a fan of horse racing this is definitely a documentary to put on your horse movies to watch list. The documentary is narrated by Bob Costas and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the DVD go to the Barbaro Fund.

IMDb score: 8.7/10

barbie and her sisters in a pony tale

A picture of the movie Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale.

In Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale, Barbie and her three sisters go on an exciting vacation to a riding academy in the Swiss Alps. But each sister has her own goal when it comes to riding and horses which causes some tension among the group. Things get further complicated when Barbie finds a mysterious horse in the wild. Luckily, as sisters they all know how to pull together and remember what is truly important even if it takes some reminding. I always loved the Barbie movies when I was a young girl primarily because of the the colorful outfits, fun story lines, and happy endings. I am so glad that there is a new Barbie horse movie out there for the younger generation of both Barbie and horse lovers out there.  

IMDb: 6.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 79% audience score

big spender

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Based on a true story, Big Spender is about the power of redemption, love, and of course horses. Casper Van Dien and Graham Greene star alongside each other in this touching story about a man who has made some bad choices in his life and a horse who has been the victim of neglect. In this horse movie Casper's character Eddie saves the once great racehorse Big Spender from death and with the help of a great horse trainer they give the horse a new life. Along the way though, Big Spender also helps save Eddie from himself and gives him a new path.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 5.8/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 67% audience score

black beauty

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Based on the famous novel by Anna Sewell, the Black Beauty film provides everything that the book does. Oftentimes it doesn't feel like movies live up to their book counterparts, but with Black Beauty it does. In case you are not familiar with the book or the film the story is about a horse's life and is told from his perspective. The fil follows the horse from when he was born through his retirement and all his friends and owners along the way. This movie explores not only horses and what they must think of humans but also human nature. This movie is not light hearted, in fact there are several scenes that make me cry, but it is a film worth watching. There are a ton of versions of this horse movie out there but I have only seen and only pulled ratings for the 1994 version. I would also like to note that while it says rated G I definitely think that it is more PG/PG-13 with the animal abuse.

                            Rated: G - IMDb: 6.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 76% audience score

black gold

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Black Gold is a horse movie that is based on the true story of a champion racehorse and his Native American owner Charley Eagle, played by Anthony Quinn. The film follows the story of Charley who owns a struggling farm and is hoping to produce a champion racehorse from his horse Black Hope. When the colt Black Gold is born he thinks that he has a Kentucky Derby winner. With the horse's spirit and speed Charley thinks that this horse is the next great racehorse. Follow the story of Black Hope, his success from race to race, and his rise to prominence in this exciting film. 

IMDb score: 6.3/10 

blue fire lady

A picture of the movie Blue Fire Lady.

Join Cathryn Harrison as she plays Jenny Gray in the horse film Blue Fire Lady along side Mark Holden. Like other horse movies this one has the girl who loves horses and whose mother dies because of a riding accident leaving her alone with her father who doesn't want her to ride anymore. But in this film Jenny who wants to continue to ride though finds a racehorse trainer that will allow her to be around the horses and help out. While working with the horse trainer she begins to bond with a wild horse named Blue Fire Lady. As she and Blue Fire Lady bond she starts to rediscover herself, move past her grief, and put her life back together. Overall, this movie is a little predictable since it is so similar to other horse movies but it is still a great one to watch. 

IMDb: 6.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 88% audience score

brady's escape

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The film Brady's Escape is about a airman Brady, played by John Savage, who ends up in the Hungarian Plateau during World War II after his plane is shot down. Upon finding himself in the Hungarian Plateau he figures out he needs protection from those that shot him down until he can get back to safety. Luckily the local people take him in until he is ready to escape. Obviously horse movies wouldn't be horse movies unless they had horses. In this movie the horses are what allow Brady and a local boy escape from the territory. I personally really like horse movies such as this one where it is more about the horses and their role in history rather than just a horse winning a competition. 

IMDb score: 5.8/10 

breaking free

A picture of the movie Breaking Free.

Breaking Free is a great horse movie in fact it appears to be the same movie as A Leap of Faith. The description here is the same one as the one for A Leap of Faith. This movie provides a sweet take on the old theme of love being able to heal people. The two main characters in the film are Rick and Lindsay, played by Jeremy London and Gina Philips. Rick is a troubled teenager who is working at a mobility training camp for the blind instead of serving time in a juvenile detention center. At the mobility training camp he ends up working at the barn with the horses who begin to show him a new perspective on his life. But when Lindsay, an ex-gymnast, comes to the mobility training camp for the blind things really begin to change. As he helps save a starving stallion and helps Lindsay find her competitive spirit again Rick finds new meaning in his life. It is also worth noting that while I love this movie I do not agree with the PG rating and would suggest that it is more PG-13 in my opinion. 

                            Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.5/10

casey's shadow

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Casey's Shadow is a fun family horse movie that stars Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, and Robert Webber. In this exciting film a family of racehorse breeders that has fallen on hard times has breed a foal that they think will be the next great champion racehorse. The family bands together to try and raise a winning thoroughbred. Unfortunately, it is a hard road to raising a racehorse that will win the high stakes race. Not only is there the horse training and family drama but there are also those who will stop at nothing to win. Like most horse movies this inspiring film about realizing your dreams is set up to be a hit with the young horse lovers out there.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 6.1/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 71% audience score

champions

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Horse movies like Champions don't come around very often. This film is based on the true story of British jockey Bob Champion. Starring John Hurt, Gregory Jones, and Mick Dillon this movie follows the story of one of the best horse racing jockeys of all time, Bob Champion, and his battle with cancer. The movie takes you from when Bob Champion learns about his cancer, through the different radiations, to his remission, then his return to horse racing, and eventually his ride and win in the Grand National Steeplechase. His win in the 1981 Grand National Steeplechase on the horse Aldaniti, after everything he went through, is nothing short of incredible and even borders on miraculous. Overall, this film is a great comeback story.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 69% audience score

cloud: wild stallion of the rockies (Documentary Series)

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Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies is a documentary series filmed by Emmy winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens that features the wild horse named Cloud. Cloud was a wild horse that lived in the mountains of Montana. The horse had his life filmed by Kathrens who then featured his life in the documentary series. The documentary series helps viewers understand what life is like for this wild stallion in the Montana mountains. I think what I like most about this series is not only that you can truly see what life is like for a wild horse but that you can also see the horse's fighting spirit and captivating personality. Watch this stallion as he fights not only for survival but also to become a great band stallion.

IMDb score: 8.3/10 

cowgirls and angels

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Cowgirls 'N Angels is a cute rodeo themed horse movie about a girl named Ida who is on a quest to find her rodeo father. While on her mission to find her dad Ida, played by Bailee Madison, meets lots of unique people along her journey including a group of female rodeo riders. As she gets further into the world of rodeo and lies along with truths are exposed this young horse lover will find out that some of the greatest treasures we find are the ones we are not searching for. Overall, this movie is up there with the cutest horse movies available. While it may make you cry it also has humorous parts to laugh at, therefore making it a good family movie option.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 79% audience score

coyote summer

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Starring Vinessa Shaw, Adam Beach, and Bruce Weitz the horse movie Coyote Summer is about  a young woman names Callie who is sent to her Aunt and Uncle's ranch for the summer. In the typical horse movies fashion Callie is a rebellious teenager who wants no part of the ranch, however when she discovers a wild horse that no one has been able to tame she finds a purpose. However, she finds that her task is harder than she first anticipated so she turns to the ranch hand Rafe for help. Rafe who is a young but talented horse trainer agrees to help her, but everything is not as it seems? Will Callie learn how to become a more responsible and dependable person? Will she be able to save the wild horse? You will have to watch the film to find out.  

Rated: G - IMDb score: 5.6/10 

Danny

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The horse movie, Danny, has the story line that all horsecrazygirls want to happen in there own life. In this film a young girl named Janie Neely is working at a high end horse barn called Longvue stable. Janie can't afford a pony of her own but she dreams of the day she is able to get one. So, when the spoiled daughter of the wealthy stable owner gets a super cute pony named Danny things become that much more difficult. But as Andrea finds she doesn't like the pony and can't ride him very well the horse trainer at the barn asks Janie to help with Danny's training. Unfortunately, Danny goes lame so the family decides to sell him. Luckily someone decides to buy Danny for Janie, who rehabs him and them takes him to the show against Andrea and her new pony.

Rated: G - IMDb: 7.5/10 

down the fence (Documentary)

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If you are looking for an incredible horse documentary check out Down the Fence. This horse documentary is centered around horse trainers, their horses, and the journey to the reined cow horse championship in Reno, Nevada. Reined cow horse is described as a type of horsemanship that came from the early days of Spanish missions in California. This discipline is not as well known as other but after watching this documentary I have a feeling you will want to know more about this incredible discipline, just like I did. With incredible cinematography, touching stories, real struggles, and great triumphs it is no wonder why this documentary won so many awards.

IMDb score: 7.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 83% audience score

dreamer

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Starring Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, and Kris Kristofferson the horse movie Dreamer is inspired by a true story. This was one of the first horse movies I remember ever seeing and I still love it. The film is centered around a racehorse named Sonador who breaks her leg during a race. Ben who is the vet on hand, happens to have his daughter with him when the mare breaks her leg, so he decides to buy the horse instead of letting her be put down. The daughter quickly bonds to Sonador and the family grows closer with the addition of the thoroughbred mare. But the family is having financial problems and the father doesn't understand the horses worth, especially after she can't be used as a broodmare. Luckily the daughter sees something he doesn't and the mare eventually makes a successful return to horseracing. 

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.8/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 78% audience score

every second counts

A picture of the movie Every Second Counts.

Every Second Counts is a story about 17-year-old Brooke Preston, who is an incredible western horse rider who is about to become a world-class champion. But, the dream of her becoming a professional rider is her father's dream not hers. Her father wanted to become a professional rider but an accident took him away from riding. Now he wants Brooke to follow in his shoes but Brooke just wants to go to college and become a veterinarian. Filled with heartache and redemption this film explores struggling family relationships and how we make amends. Stephen Collins, Barbara Williams, and Magda Apanowicz star alongside one another in this horse movie.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 5.5/10 

felicity: an american girl adventure

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Felicity: An American Girl Adventure the horse movie is based on the story of Felicity the American Girl doll. The story is based on Felicity who is living during the American Revolution. While things are getting tense in the colonies Felicity has her own worries. Not only is there her best friend whose family sides with the king but there is also the pretty mare Penny that has an abusive owner. Felicity will need to navigate these every changing times, her friendships, and come up with a plan to rescue penny. Shailene Woodley, Kevin Zegers, and David Gardner star alongside each other in this film. My favorite thing is that it is unlike other horse movies as it has an unique story line.

IMDb: 6.7/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 73% audience score

FLICKA

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Talk about a classic horse movie that is a must see for all horse lovers. Flicka is one of the best and most well known horse movies out there. The film has one of the oldest storylines of all time with a horse theme. A young girl who wants to prove to her father that she can take over the family ranch decides to tame a wild mustang she has named Flicka. Her father doesn't want her to try and tame the wild mustang, but Katy won't listen. Filled with a touching story about reconnecting with those we love, spirited horses, and beautiful scenery this film will be another one that you can add to your great horse movies list. 

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 6.1/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 82% audience score

FLICKA 2

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If you loved Flicka then get ready for the horse movie Flicka 2. This film is about a teenage girl that has to move to her father's ranch from the city after her sick grandmother is no longer able to care for her. But the move is not easy for Carrie. She in a new place, her relationship with her father is strained, and she has no friends. As she spends more time at the ranch things begin to change. Carrie finds a wild mustang to tame, she begins to gain a friend, and she starts to reconnect with her father. Overall, this is a great adventure filled inspiring film that will keep the family entertained. The actors and actresses in this movie include Patrick Warburton, Tammin Sursok, and Clint Black.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 72% audience score

FLICKA: Country pride

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For those who liked Flicka 1 and Flicka 2 there is also Flicka: Country Pride. While it is a fine movie, it is one of the more predictable horse movies out there. In the film Toby, played by Clint Black, goes to a new horse stable that is struggling because of a horse trainer stealing clients. The horse farm that Taby and Flicka are at has more issues than just a horse trainer stealing clients though. Luckily, Flicka and Toby are there to help. The relationship between Kelly, played by Kacey Rohl, and her mother is strained. As Kelly's bond with Flicka deepens and she spends more time training and riding the horse her her relationship with her mother, played by Lisa Hartman,  becomes even more strained as she thinks the horse is dangerous. What will happen as the big competition gets closer and Kelly spends more time with Flicka?

Rated: G - IMDb score: 6.1/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 57% audience score

free rein (Netflix show)

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Free Rein is a Netflix Original TV series about a teenage girl from the United States who goes to an European island of the coast of the United Kingdom for the summer to stay with her grandfather. While spending the summer with her grandfather Zoe encounters a mysterious horse whom she begins to bond with. But this isn't the only thing happening during her summer adventure. There are also new friendships, enemies, and family relationship struggles. the summer at her mom's childhood home on an island off the coast of England, where she bonds with a mysterious horse. Watch Jaylen Barron, Freddy Carter, and Manpreet Bambra star alongside one another in this fun horse tv series.

Rated: TV-G - IMDb: 7.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 89% audience score

fury, king of the wind stallions (tv show)

A picture of the TV show Fury, King of the Wind Stallions.

Fury, King of the Wild Stallions (TV Series) is a popular 1950's to 1960's Western TV show that is centered on a young boy named Joey and a wild horse named Fury. Joey is an orphan who is taken in by a recently widowed horse rancher named Jim Newton. Newton adopts Joey who upon moving to Broken Wheel Ranch bonds with a wild horse named Fury. Fury is a wild horse who no one could tame until Joey meets the horse and forms a connection. Each episode takes you through the adventures of Joey and Fury as they tackle exciting and sometimes dangerous tasks in order to try and help people. Peter Graves, Bobby Diamond, and William Fawcett star along side each other in this TV series.

IMDb score: 7.4/10 

green grass of wyoming

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Green Grass of Wyoming is a horse film with a Romeo and Juliet feel that features Peggy Cummins and Robert Arthur. In the film there are two prominent families of racehorse breeders that have a long standing feud. As two young people, one from each family, fall in love with one another they get into a complicated relationship. Things are further complicated when a white stallion named Thunderhead is stealing mares away from stables across Wyoming. One mare in particular is a favorite to win the big race coming up, the question is will the families be able to put aside their differences long enough to get the mare back?

IMDb: 6.1/10 

gypsy colt

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Gypsy Colt is a heart warming story of a colt named Gypsy who is sold due a family's financial hardship but, eventually finds his way home to Meg. Meg who is the daughter of the farm owners that bred the colt Gypsy and has a deep emotional connection to the horse. When the horse shows a great potential for racing and the family can't afford the horse he is sold off and eventually taken to a race 500 miles away. Gypsy manages to get away though and after escaping cowboys, motorcyclists, and more he completes the treacherous and long trek back home to be reunited with Meg. Donna Corcoran, Ward Bond, Frances Dee all star alongside one another in this exciting film.  

Rated: G - IMDb score: 6.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 40% audience score

harry and snowman (Documentary)

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This incredible documentary is one of the best horse movies out there. The documentary explores the true story of Dutch immigrant Harry DeLeyer and his special horse Snowman. The story of Harry DeLeyer's travel from Europe to the United States after World War II and eventual purchase of a horse bound for slaughter is inspirational. But the story by no means stops with the purchase of the horse, the story continues as DeLeyer and Snowman develop a strong bond that eventual leads them to winning the triple crown of show jumping. The whole family will want to watch this incredible, inspirational story of this horse bound for the glue factory becoming an international winning showjumping horse unfold in this documentary. This is truly one of the best underdog, redemption, inspirational stories in the horse world.

IMDb: 7.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 81% audience score

healed by grace

A picture of the movie Healed by Grace.

Healed by Grace is a horse movie that is focused on redemption and faith. In the film Riley is an up and coming dancer who is one her way to becoming one of the best. Unfortunately, a tragic accident leaves her in need of therapy. After her doctor recommends equine therapy Riley decides to do everything possible to get back to dancing as soon as possible. But as the equine therapy begins to address more than just the physical injuries. Riley begins to come to address her emotional feelings from her mothers death to her feelings about God. Plus, she meets a cute guy at the equine therapy barn who helps her navigate this new chapter in her life.

IMDb score: 6.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 60% audience score

heartland (TV Show)

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Heartland is a widely popular TV series based on the Best-Selling Books by Lauren Brooke. The TV series stars Amber Marshall, Shaun Johnston, Michelle Morgan, and many more. This series starts with Amy as a young teenager who has a gift for communicating with horses, especially the troubled ones. After her mother's death when they were trying to rescue an abused horse. Understandably Amy carries wounds from this and struggles to heal emotionally. Luckily, she has a good support team at Heartland which is a a family ranch that works to rescue and rehabilitate horses. Throughout the seasons there are many ups and downs among the family along with plenty of wild adventures. 

IMDb: 8.4/10 

hidalgo

A picture of the movie Hidalgo.

If horse movies packed full of adventure, action, and excitement are what you are looking for then Hidalgo is a great option. In this film Vigo Mortensen, playing cowboy Frank Hopkins, is called upon by a Sheik to compete in a long distance horse race that is a challenge for the best horses and horse riders out there. Watch as Frank and his American Mustang go up against top Thoroughbreds and riders in this intense horse race. Omar Sharif and Louise Lombard star alongside Vigo Mortensen in this exciting film.

Rated: PG-13 - IMDb score: 6.7/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 64% audience score

Horse Crazy: An adventure that will lasso your heart

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Horse Crazy: An Adventure That Will Lasso Your Heart is a sweet and funny family horse movie. In the movie three kids decide to capture a horse of their own. In order to capture a wild horse they decide to escape to Nevada. When the car breaks down in the desert the three kids venture off and come across a gorgeous horse that has been taken by horse thieves. Tyler, Stoney, and Sam must work together to free the horse from the evil horse thieves and return the horse to his rightful owner. Follow these adventurous kids on their wild adventure and see if they can complete their mission.

If you are trying to find this movie on IMDb it is called Horse Crazy.

Rated: G - IMDb: 6.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 70% audience score

horse crazy too

A picture of the movie Horse Crazy Too.

Horse Crazy Too is the sequel to Horse Crazy: An Adventure That Will Lasso Your Heart. In the film a prize foal is stolen, so a group of young people decide to work together to bring the foal back. Trying to bring a foal back is no easy undertaking though especially when the thieves don't want to give the foal up. Watch these young siblings and their teenage babysitter work to overcome various challenges to get the foal back and save the family ranch.

Horse Crazy 2: The Legend of Grizzly Mountain is the name of this movie on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

IMDb score: 5.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 67% audience score

horseland (TV Show)

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Horseland is a fun TV series that was one of my favorites for a while. This TV series is filled with fun adventures, friendship, and talking animals! In this exciting TV show horseback riders at a barn called Horseland learn what it means to be a true horse person. Not only must the riders learn horsemanship, riding skills, and grooming but they must also learn how to navigate friendships and their own changing lives. The horses in this series along with a dog and pig can all talk to one another and they often do especially about their owners. There was even an online horse game based on this TV series for a while although it is no longer around.

IMDb: 5.8/10 

hot to trot

A picture of the movie Hot To Trot.

Featuring Bob Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, and the voice of John Candy the film Hot to Trot is a funny and upbeat movie. The premise of the film is that Fred, who is a stockbroker, inherits a talking horse from his deceased mother. The horse happens to know a lot about the stock market, so he begins to help Fred with his job. By working together they become quite the financial team and start to gain notice. You won't be able to keep the laughs away when watching this funny and quirky film. This is definitely one of the more unique horse movies out there.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 4.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 40% audience score

international velvet

A picture of the movie International Velvet.

A sequel to National Velvet, International Velvet stars Tatum O'Neal as Sarah Brown. In the film Sarah is sent to live with her aunt Velvet Brown who is played by Nanette Newman after her parents pass away. (Elizabeth Taylor played Velvet in the 1944 film National Velvet in case you were confused). Sarah is a young girl with a love of horses and the riding talent to go far. Watch as she fights for her place in the horse world, overcomes hardships, and makes new connections in this sweet yet action packed film. Plus, if you want an extra long movie night watch National Velvet and then International Velvet. With two great horse movies the horse filled fun doesn't have to stop!

Rated: PG - IMDb: 5.9/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 72% audience score

into the west

A picture of the movie Into The West.

If you are looking for a fun and sweet movie horse movie this may just be the one for you. Into the West is about two young boys who have hard lives and face difficult circumstances daily. Yet when a seemingly magical white stallion comes into their lives things seem to be looking up for the first time. So, when the horse is taken and a shifty horse breeder gets a hold of the stallion the boys are ready to do what ever they have to in order to get the horse back. While this horse movie does have some quirky and implausible moments it really is cute without being over the top. If you are on the fence about this movie I will say that I think it has one of, if not the, highest audience score for horse movies on this horse movies list.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 7.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 79% audience score

jappeloup: the ride to victory

A picture of the movie Jappeloup: The Ride To Victory.

Based on a true story the movie Jappeloup: The Ride to Victory follows the real-life story of Pierre Durand and his horse Jappeloup. Follow Pierre Durand, played by Guillaume Canet, as he quits his job as a lawyer to pursue the Olympics with a special horse Jappeloup de Luze. There a lots of ups and downs in the journey to the Olympics for this horse and rider. Plus, Durand has a difficult relationship with his horseman father and has some difficulty with his own self worth. Luckily, Jappeloup de Luze and Pierre Durand are able to overcome everything to win the gold medal in show jumping at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. You won't want to miss this inspirational film, after all horse movies like this one do not come around often.

IMDb: 6.7/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 62% audience score

kentucky (1938)

A picture of the 1938 movie Kentucky.

Kentucky (1938) is a horse movie with a Romeo and Juliet inspired story line featuring Loretta Young and Richard Greene. In the film two feuding families, the Goodwins and the Dillons, have a feud going back decades. When Jack Dillon doesn't want to take over the family business he instead goes to work as a horse trainer for Sally Goodwin, undercover of course. As the two spend more time together they begin to fall in love but, there are still difficulties that they must face. Jack still has to come clean about his real identity, Sally' farm is in trouble because of her father's debt, and then there is both of their families. This heart felt movie will be sure to tug at your heart strings and provide entertainment for the family.

IMDb score: 6.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 38% audience score

king of the wind

A picture of the movie King of the Wind.

Based on the Newbery Medal-winning novel by Marguerite Henry, King of the Wind follows the incredible story of the Godolphin Arabian. From the birth of this incredible foal, to being gifted to the King of France, to becoming one of the most important foundation sires for the Thoroughbred this movie takes you through the defining moments of this horse's life. There are tons of insightful and interesting moments in this film featuring the stable hand Agba and the Godolphin Arabian. This really is a wonderful story of the bond we have with horses while also educating people about horses and lineage. The cast of this movie includes actors and actresses Richard Harris, Glenda Jackson, Jenny Agutter, and Nigel Hawthorne.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 57% audience score

lightning: The white stallion

A picture of the movie Lightning: The White Stallion.

If you are looking for an unique horse movie consider Lightning: The White Stallion for your next movie night. So why does this movie deserve a place on your to watch list? Well it is mainly that the story line is filled with both adventure and fun. In the film a gambler who owns a beautiful white stallion has his horse stolen by one of his creditors. However, the horse escapes from the kidnappers and is discovered by two teenagers. One of the teenagers, who happens to ride horses makes a deal with the horse kidnapper who she believes is actually the horse's owner. Meanwhile, the real owner of the horse tries to get his horse back especially with his creditors putting more pressure on him.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 4.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 47% audience score

lost stallions: the journey home

A picture of the movie Lost Stallions: The Journey Home.

Lost Stallions: The Journey Home is a great movie filled with adventure. In the film a teenage boy Jake Gattison travels to Harmony Ranch with his mother after his father dies. The ranch is suppose to help families heal after major traumatic events or difficulties. At the ranch Jake begins to bond with a young stallion named Troubadour that the ranch owner is trying to tame. As Jake bonds with the stallion he starts his own healing process. When the stallion escapes the ranch though Jake is determined to get him back.  With the help of his two friends on the ranch Jake goes on an incredible journey to find the stallion and bring him back.

IMDb score: 6.1/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 46% audience score

majestic white horses (Documentary)

A picture of the movie Majestic White Horses.

Majestic White Horses is an exciting and beautiful documentary that is focused on the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and their world famous Lipizzaners. This documentary follows all aspects of the Riding School from the special foals, to the training of the young horses, all the way to the horses that perform at the school and internationally. The classical training and riding featured in this documentary is so technical yet beautiful it really is astounding. The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is truly an incredible place. If you have never seen or heard of the school or their horses you will want to watch this documentary and develop an understanding of this amazing program.

IMDb score: 7.8/10 

mcleod's daughters (TV show)

A picture of the movie McLeod's Daughters.

The TV series McLeod's Daughters is a heartwarming story about two sisters that reunite at their family ranch when their father passes away. The two sisters, Tess and Claire, inherit the cattle ranch Drovers Run after their father dies and at first they have different visions for the ranch. Ultimately, they come together and decide to keep the ranch going. However, nothing comes easy for them in the Australian outback. They will need all the help they can get from their housekeeper, her teenage daughter, and a local girl. Watch as these independent women come together to save the ranch and repair their own relationships with one another along the way. This TV series features Aaron Jeffery, Rachael Carpani, Simmone Mackinnon and other accomplished actresses and actors.

Rated: TV PG - IMDb: 7.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 84% audience score

miracle of the white stallions

A picture of the movie Miracle of the White Stallions.

The movie Miracle of the White Stallions is based on the incredible true story of the Lipizzaner horses at the Vienna Riding School during World War II. During World War II the Soviet Army invaded Austria and Col. Alois Podhajsky was afraid that when the Army got to the Spanish Riding School they would destroy the Lipizzaners. So, he recruits a group of people to contact General George S. Patton in the hopes that he can help come and rescue the horses before the Soviet Army gets to the riding school. This story is truly incredible with one of the best stories of all horse movies. 

IMDb score: 6.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 72% audience score

mister ed (Tv Show)

A picture of the TV show Mister Ed.

Talk about a classic horse TV series. Starring Allan Lane, Connie Hines, Alan Young, and of course Mister Ed this TV show is a hilarious one. In the show Wibur inherits a horse when he and his wife buy a new house. The horse, Mister Ed, talks but only to Wilbur which causes problems between Wilbur and his family as he starts spending more and more time with Mister Ed. Plus, Mister Ed starts getting out and causing trouble around the neighborhood especially when he starts calling people. Will Wilbur and Mister Ed be able to coexist peacfully and discover how to be friends? You will have to watch this quirky shpw to find out. Check out Mister Ed.

Rated: TV G - IMDb: 7.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 72% audience score

moondance alexander

A picture of the movie Moondance Alexander.

Honestly, Moondance Alexander is one of my favorite horse movies. I don't know what it is about this movie that makes me like it so much but for whatever reason I just really like it. The movie, which is inspired by a true story, is about a teenage girl who is somewhat of an outcast and just wants to find where she fits in. Moondance is not sure how she is going to fit in until she comes across a paint horse. When she returns the horse to his owner, a semi-retired horse trainer, she makes an unlikely friend. The trainer agrees to become her trainer and helps her get to a big hunter show. This film featuring Kay Panabaker, Lori Loughlin, and Don Johnson is a true coming of age story that shows us all how to overcome adversity and beat the odds.  

Rated: G - IMDb score: 6.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 66% audience score

my friend FLICKA

A picture of the movie My Friend Flicka.

My Friend Flicka is one of the great classic horse movies. In the film, based of the book by Mary O'Hara, rancher Rob McLaughlin and his wife Nell are at a crossroads when it comes to their son Ken. Ken has been struggling in school and seems all around irresponsible. Luckily, Nell convinces Rob to give Ken a chance to prove himself by letting him pick out a foal to raise and train. When Ken picks out a filly named Flicka, who doesn't appear to be the best, his father is worried. Ken is ready to prove his father wrong and show him that he can be responsible. As he and Flicka grow closer and their bond begins to strengthen Ken's family relationships begin to change as well. This film featuring Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, and Rita Johnson showcases redemption, love, and family bonds in a special way.

IMDb: 6.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 79% audience score

national velvet

A picture of the movie National Velvet.

Another one of the great classic horse movies is National Velvet. In this great film Velvet Brown, played by Elizabeth Taylor, wins a spirited horse in the local town lottery. The horse is said to be 'unbreakable', but luckily for Velvet a jockey named Mi Taylor is in town. Mi, played by Mickey Rooney, has ventured to the town after reading his father's journal. While he did not come to town to train a horse when he meets Velvet and her horse Pie he is persuaded to help them train for the Grand National. If you are looking for a horse movie that features an underdog, comeback, redemption story along with unlikely friendship this could be the one for you. 

Rated: G - IMDb score: 7.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 78% audience score

nico the unicorn

A picture of the movie Nico The Unicorn.

This horse movie is based off the young adult novel by acclaimed author Frank Sacks. The film, Nico the Unicorn, is a story about a young boy named Billy who is in a car accident that leaves his leg permanently damaged. In the hopes of getting a fresh start Billy and his mom move to a new town. When they get to the new town they find a neglected horse that happens to be pregnant. Eventually the mare has her foal and it turns out to be a unicorn. The unicorn, named Nico, has magical powers and begins to help Billy and his mom. 

IMDb: 5.7/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 70% audience score

phar lap: hero to a nation

A picture of the movie Phar Lap: Hero to a Nation.

Phar Lap: Hero to a Nation is based on the life of the real and legendary Australian racing horse Phar Lap. The movie is takes you through the horse's life from beginning to end and covers all his important accomplishments along the way. While Phar Lap didn't have a winning pedigree he quickly rose to prominence after stable boy Tommy Woodcock takes and interest in the horse. Unfortunately, the horse passes away soon after winning an important horserace. The death of the horse is rather mysterious and many think that he was killed, however nothing was ever proved. The story showcased in this film is truly incredible and was one of those made for the big screen. Actors and actresses in the film include Tom Burlinson, Judy Morris, and Martin Vaughan.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 7.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 93% audience score

racing stripes

A picture of the movie Racing Stripes.

If you want a funny movie that is quirky and fun this may be the horse movie for you. Racing Stripes is about a zebra who is abandoned when he is a foal. Luckily, he is found by a man and his daughter who own a farm where the zebra is raised alongside other farm animals. Right by the farm is a racetrack where Stripes watches horses train for the Kentucky Derby. After watching horses train for great horseracing careers Stripes decides he wants to race in the Kentucky Derby. With the help of his friends and the girl who rescued him he may just be able to accomplish his goal. In the film the animals can talk which adds another layer of funny to the movie. This film includes appearances and voices by Frankie Muniz, David Spade, Snopp Dogg, Hayden Panettiere, and more.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 5.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 42% audience score

ready to run

A picture of the movie Ready to Run.

Ready to Run is a sweet yet slightly goofy horse TV movie the story about a 14-year-old girl named Corrie Ortiz who wants to be a jockey. Becoming a jockey is hard though especially for a female in a the horse racing world. Plus, her mother is against her becoming a jockey as she thinks it is too dangerous. Luckily for this girl she finds a special horse to help her accomplish her goals. The horse Thunder Jam is a talking thoroughbred horse who has his own problems. Watch as Corrie, played by Krystle Po, helps Thunder Jam become a great racehorse and he helps her accomplish her goals.   

Rated: TV G - IMDb score: 5.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 50% audience score

return to snowy river

A picture of the movie Return to Snowy River.

In this sequel, to the acclaimed movie The Man From Snowy River, Jim Craig returns to the Australian high country. Jim Craig, played by Tom Burlinson, has a lot to face with his return to the area. Not only are rich ranchers driving out smaller farmers but his girlfriend is being pursued by a rich rancher. Things do not get easier when the father of Jessica Harrison, played by Sigrid Thorton, advocates for the new suitor. Will Jim be able to help the ranchers and get his girlfriend back? You will have to watch Return to Snowy River to find out. If you want to keep movie night going you can grab both of these horse movies. 

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 83% audience score

ride a wild pony

A picture of the movie Ride A Wild Pony.

Ride A Wild Pony centers around two children in Australia that both face battles of their own. One of the children is a young girl named Josie, played by Eva Griffith, who is handicapped and has limited mobility. The other child is a boy named Scott, played by Robert Bettles, who comes from a poor family. Scott is unable to attend school due to a lack of transportation until he gets a pony to ride. Unfortunately, the pony escapes and Scott thinks that the new pony Josie is using to pull her cart is in fact his pony. Ultimately, the case is brought to the court to try and settle exactly who owns the horse. Actors Michael Craig and John Meillon star alongside one another in this touching horse film.

Rated: G - IMDb score: 6.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 60% audience score

riding tornado

A picture of the movie Riding Tornado.

Riding Tornado is a horse movie inspired by a true story. In the film a young man with emotional struggles comes across a troubled horse that he names Tornado. In order to try and help Tornado overcome his fear and distrust Pierre, played by Quentin Krog, hires a South African horse whisperer named Barrie. With the help of Barrie, played by Danny Keog, Tornado and Pierre may just be able to come together and help one another heal their emotional wounds. The story of patience, redemption, and healing in this movie is one that we can all connect to. If you are looking for this movie on other platforms such as IMDb it appears to be called Tornado and the Kalahari Horse Whisperer.

IMDb: 6.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 33% audience score

rodeo girl

A picture of the movie Rodeo Girl.

The horse movie Rodeo Girl is about a girl who goes to her father's farm for the summer with her horse Lucky Lass after her mother decides to take a trip with her new fiancée. While Priscilla and Lucky Lass are use to competing in the hunter/jumper show circuit when she is at her father's farm she is introduced to the rodeo and barrel racing. After seeing the riders at a local rodeo Priscilla decides that she wants to try to gain a spot at the National Youth Rodeo. But, it is not all smooth sailing for this rider and horse especially with her dad not fully onboard with her competing. While this is not one of the best horse movies in my opinion it is sweet in its own way and Kevin Sorbo, Sophie Bolen, and Derek Brandon do an okay job with the acting.

Rated: TV PG - IMDb score: 5.1/10 

ruffian

A picture of the movie Ruffian.

The movie Ruffian is the true story of one of the best racehorses of all time. Ruffian was an incredible thoroughbred mare who ran and won her first ten races. As Ruffian's fame rose in the horse racing world many wanted her to do a one-on-one match against the 1975 Kentucky Derby-winning colt, Foolish Pleasure. Ultimately, she would be entered in the match despite the growing concerns of her trainer Frank Whiteley. During the race she broke her leg and after attempted treatment she still had to be put down. Overall, this incredible true story of grit, determination, and talent combined with great cinematography makes this one of the best horse movies out there. 

Rated: TV PG - IMDb: 7.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 96% audience score

run, appaloosa, run 

A picture of the movie Run, Appaloosa, Run.

Featuring Rex Allen, Walter Cloud, Jerry Gatlin, and Adele Palacios Run, Appaloosa, Run is a wonderful horse movie. The film is centered around a young Native American horse trainer and her Appaloosa horse named Holly Smoke. In the film Mary Blackfeather and Holly Smoke compete in a difficult, action packed wild horse race together. Filled with heart pounding excitement, tender moments between horse and rider, and a redemption/underdog feel this is a horse movie you will want to watch. After all, horse movies like this one do not come around often.

Rated: TV G - IMDb score: 6.8/10 

running free 

A picture of the movie Running Free.

Running Free is a film filled with adventurous story of a boy and a colt named Lucky. Lucky, who is born on a ship heading from Germany to Africa, is separated from his mother when the ship docks in Africa. A young boy comes across the young horse and takes a liking to him. War soon breaks out though and Lucky runs away to the nearby desert where he comes across an antelope and a native girl that help him survive. But the boy will not let the horse go that easy. Watch this inspiring story of friendship, over coming hardships, and finding yourself. Chase Moore, Maria Geelbooi, and Arie Verveen star alongside one another in this film.

Rated: G - IMDb: 5.7/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 72% audience score

seabiscuit

A picture of the movie Seabiscuit.

If you like horse movies that are based on true stories Seabiscuit needs to be on your list. This film is based on the incredible true story of one of the most famous racehorses of all time and the team that supported him. Seabiscuit was an underdog in almost every way possible when it came to a racehorse. Not only was he small but he also had a losing streak, that is until a new owner, trainer, and jockey enter his life. All three of the men have their own demons and difficulties to overcome but this helping an underdog of a thoroughbred may be just what they need to heal. You won't want to miss this inspirational horse movie featuring top actors and actresses such as Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, and Chris Cooper.

Rated: PG-13 - IMDb score: 7.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 76% audience score

second chances

A picture of the movie Second Chances.

In Second Chances, a young girl named Sunny Mathews is in a horrible car accident that kills her father and leaves her not only with physical injuries by emotional and spiritual injuries as well. Her mother ends up moving them both after the car accident and that is when Sunny meets former rodeo star Ben Taylor and his horse Ginger. Sunny soon begins to bond with Ginger and the horse begins to pull her out of her shell. Ben and Ginger have had their own hardships but together this trio begins to work through their physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds. While it is one of the more cliché horse movies it is still a sweet story about faith, friendship, and recovery that will tug at your heart strings. 

Rated: G - IMDb: 6.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 79% audience score

secretariat

A picture of the movie Secretariat.

If you love racehorses, the horse racing world, a true story, and excitement the film Secretariat may be the one for you. This heart warming story is about the rise of the famous thoroughbred Secretariat and the trainer, jockey, horse owner, and stable hand that played an integral part in Secretariat's fame. This film takes you through Penny Chenery picking out the sire and dam, to the horse's birth, and his triple crown win. The relationship between these people and Secretariat is truly a special one and was captured exceptionally well in the film. The actors and actresses in the film include Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Margo Martindale, and Nelsan Ellis.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 7.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 76% audience score

shergar

A picture of the movie Shergar.

The film Shergar is based on the true story of a famous racehorse in Ireland who is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. The thoroughbred named Shergar had an extremely successful horseracing career and was sent to a farm to stand stud which is where he was kidnapped. Ultimately, the IRA demanded a $2 million ransom for the horse, which was reported as wanting to be use to fund weapons. Where the movie departs from the true story is where a young boy runs away from school, comes across the stolen horse, and decides to rescue him. This film directed by Dennis C. Lewiston is full of action and adventure. It features actors and actress Alan Barker, Billy Boyle, Stephen Brennan, and Virginia Cole. 

Rated: TV 14 - IMDb: 5.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 82% audience score

smoky

A picture of the movie Smoky.

In the horse movie Smoky a cowboy comes across a beautiful wild stallion. The cowboy Clint decides to capture and train the wild stallion. As he spends more time with the stallion they begin to form a strong bond. Unfortunately, Clint's brother uses the horse to try and pay off a debt and Clint joins the army which separates the two from one another. When Clint gets back from his service he decides to find his beloved horse again. This film is a touching story about the relationship and devotion between a man and his horse. Actors and actresses in this film include Fess Parker, Diana Hyland, Katy Jurado, and Hoyt Axton the director is George Sherman.

IMDb score: 6.5/10 

snowfire

A picture of the movie Snowfire.

In this exciting, adventure filled film a young girl befriends a beautiful white stallion. Unfortunately, the stallion she befriends though has a reputation among fellow ranchers for being dangerous. But Molly has spent a lot of time bonding with the stallion and she knows he is actually gentle. But the other ranchers are hard to convince of this fact, but she must convince them in order to save her new friend. Watch Molly McGowan, Don Megowan, Claire Kelly, and John Cason in this horse movie all about fighting for what you believe in and overcoming prejudice in Snowfire.

IMDb: 5.7/10 

spirit riders

A picture of the movie Spirit Riders.

Spirit Riders is a sweet, heartwarming story about a rebellious teenage girl that is sent to do volunteer work at an equine therapy camp after being arrested. The camp, which is for the physically handicapped and disabled, is run by a no nonsense owner named Rex. While working at the camp Kacie begins to work with a thoroughbred horse named Blaze. Working with Blaze begins to help Kacie emotionally heal and process what has happened to her and where her life is going. The cast members of this horse movie include Alexandria DeBerry, Kim Jackson Davis, and Lance Henriksen.    

IMDb score: 4.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 40% audience score

spirit: stallion of the cimarron

A picture of the movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

This animated horse movie from Dreamworks is one of my favorite horse movies of all time. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, has everything a good horse movie should have. There are heart warming moments, excitement, adventure, adversity, triumph, and more. The story is centered around a wild Mustang stallion who lives in the Old West of the late 19th century. During the 19th century the west is beginning to be settled and this mustang must deal with all the changes. From being captured by the army, to being taken into an Indian tribe, and trying to find his heard again there are many challenges this wild horse must face. The music in the movie is by Hans Zimmer and some of the voices in the movie are by Matt Damon, James Cromwell, and Daniel Studi.

Rated: G - IMDb: 7.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 77% audience score

stable days: the road to jumping (Documentary)

A picture of the movie Stable Days: The Road to Jumping.

Stable Days: The Road to Jumping is a documentary that follows a young girl named Araya through her equestrian life and experiences. The documentary shows everything that is involved in being an equestrian from the daily tasks of grooming, tack cleaning, schooling your horse, etc to the show ring. If you know a young girl or boy that is wanting to be an equestrian this documentary can help them understand what goes into the life. It is not all glamour and fun when you own and or ride horses there is a lot of hard work, sweat, and tears that go into horseback riding as well.

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storm rider 

A picture of the movie Storm Rider.

In Storm Rider a teenage girl named Dani seems to have it all money, looks, a nice horse, horseback riding skills, and more. That is until her family losses it all and she has to give up her life as she knows it to stay with her Uncle Sam. While living with her Uncle at his ranch and working with a special mule Dani begins to realize what perhaps she did not have it all. Luckily, it is never too late to change and with the help of her new friends and animals she may just be able to figure out what exactly it is she wants and what is important. The cast of the film include Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, Danielle C. Ryan, and Jacob Buster. 

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 65% audience score

summer of the colt

A picture of the movie Summer of the Colt.

Summer of the Colt is a wonderful award winning family film. In this touching horse movie three kids go to visit their grandfather on his ranch for the summer. While visiting their grandfather for the summer each of the three kids has a challenge of their own to face. One of the boys, Daniel, spends the summer trying to tame his first horse. The other boy, Felipe, takes a puppy into his care for the summer. While the girl, Laura, struggles with her own identity and growing up. As these kids face their own struggles their grandfather must also look inwards and come to terms with who he is and the relationships he has with those around him. Actors and actresses in the film include China Zorrilla, Hector Alterio, Alexandra London-Thompson, Juan De Benedictis.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 6.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 60% audience score

sylvester

A picture of the movie Sylvester.

Featuring Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling, and Constance Towers Sylvester is a heartwarming film that is filled with adventure and excitement. In the film a teenage orphan girl, who is raising two younger brothers, is trying to make a living through horse training. After she gets fired from her job though she needs a way to bring in an income. In an effort to bring in some money she decides to train one of her horses, Sylvester, for eventing. She hopes that by training the horse for eventing she will be able to compete with the horse at the National Equestrian Trials and then sell the horse for more money. 

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 90% audience score

the adventures of champion the wonder horse (TV Show)

A picture of the TV series The Adventures of Champion the Wonder Horse.

The Adventures of Champion the Wonder Horse (TV Show) is a cute, adventure filled horse TV series. The TV series is centered around the adventures of a wild horse, a young boy, and a German shepherd. In the TV show the young boy Ricky lives on his uncle's farm but he always seems to find his way into trouble. Luckily, Champion and Rebel always come to Ricky's rescue and save the boy from trouble. The cast is made up of Champion, Barry Curtis, Jim Bannon, Blaze, Ewing Mitchell, and others.

IMDb score: 7.4/10 

the black stallion

A picture of the movie The Black Stallion.

The Black Stallion is another one of those classic horse movies. Based on the novel by Walter Farley the story is centered around a young boy, Alec, who becomes enchanted with an Arabian stallion that is on a ship with him. When Alec and the horse wash up on shore after a shipwreck they begin to form a close-knit bond. The bond continues once Alec and the horse return home, where it is decided to train the horse for races. In order to help ensure that the horse wins a big race Alec seeks out the help of the great horse trainer Henry Dailey. Follow this incredible story with a cast made up of Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, and Clarence Muse. While the premise of the movie remains the same across all the different The Black Stallion movies the ratings, reviews, cast members, etc are based on the 1979 version.

Rated: G - IMDb: 7.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 83% audience score

the black stallion returns  

A picture of the movie The Black Stallion Returns.

If you always wished there was more to The Black Stallion movie then we have good news for you. The Black Stallion Returns is the sequel to the great horse movie The Black Stallion and is also based on a book by Walter Farley. In this sequel the Arabian stallion, Black, is taken from Alec by his previous owners. But, Alec won't give up his beloved horse that easily. He sets off to Morocco to reclaim the horse and bring him back. Watch Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield, and others in this thrilling, action filled horse film. You could always watch these heart warming horse movies together to make movie night even longer!  

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 6.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 72% audience score

the black stallion (tv sHow)

A picture of the TV Series The Black Stallion.

The Black Stallion (TV Show) is based on the novel by Walter Farley. In this TV series Alec meets the black stallion when onboard a ship. Unfortunately, the ship crashes and Alec and the horse are stranded together which is when they form a bond. Once Alec and the horse get rescued Alec begins to start entering the horse in races. Follow the exciting, heart racing journey of this unlikely racehorse and his jockey as they make waves in the racehorse industry. The cast of this TV show is made up of Mickey Rooney, Richard Ian Cox, Marian Filali, and others. I have a feeling you won't be disappointed by this horse TV series.

IMDb: 7.1/10 

the bluegrass special (Tv Show)

A picture of the TV series The Bluegrass Special.

The Bluegrass Special is based on a young girl who dreams of becoming a racehorse jockey. In this exciting horse racing movie the young girl gets her chance when an extremely talented but difficult horse is available for her to ride in an upcoming race. The horse is named Woodhill and while fast he has a reputation for being hard to handle. Luckily, Penny has a gift for bonding with horses and she can see beyond this horse's bad reputation. Hopefully, the bond between horse and rider will be enough for them to trust one another and win the race. The cast includes Devon Ericson, Celeste Holm, Davy Jones, and William Windom. 

Rated: TV G - IMDb score: 6.7/10

the colt

A picture of the movie The Colt.

The horse movie, The Colt, is set during the Civil War. In the film a Union Calvary unit gets a foal when one of the mares gives birth. Unfortunately, war time is not a good time for a foal to be around. But, even though the colt is a hinderance to the Calvary unit no one is able to get rid of him especially after all they have seen in battle. Over time the horse starts to represent hope for all the members of the unit. Both sides of the war and their struggles are shown in this film. Actors in this film include Ryan Merriman, Steve Bacic, and William MacDonald. Just be warned that if you are looking for a movie with a happy ending this is probably not the one for you.

Rated: TV PG - IMDb: 6.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 67% audience score

the derby stallion

A picture of the movie The Derby Stallion.

In The Derby Stallion, a teenage boy is struggling to find his identity especially under the expectations of his father. Luckily he meets horse trainer, who while down on his luck, is looking for a way back into the world of steeplechase. This horse trainer sees something in the teenager that he thinks could make him a great jockey. With the big Derby Cup coming up Patrick and Houston work together to defeat the reigning champion. Overall, this horse film has a sweet story about family and understanding one another. The story is filled with rivalry, love, triumph, and hard work. Members of the horse movie cast include Zac Efron, Sarah Blackman, Charles Black, and K.C. Clyde.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 5.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 65% audience score

the electric horseman

A picture of the movie The Electric Horseman.

The Electric Horseman is a super fun horse story that stars big name actresses and actors such as Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Valerie Perrine, and Willie Nelson. This fun horse film is all about remembering where you come from and returning to your roots. In the film a former rodeo star has a small crisis when he hears that the company he is doing a commercial for has sedated the once famous racehorse he is suppose to ride. In order to return to his rodeo roots and release the former racehorse into the wild he steals the horse and rides off into the desert. A TV reporter hears about the stolen racehorse and sets off to find the duo. Horse movies like this are not ones you want to miss, especially with such an incredible cast.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 57% audience score

the greening of whitney brown

A picture of the movie The Greening of Whitney Brown.

The Greening of Whitney Brown is a horse movie that features a story about a young girl who has to move out to the country after her father looses his job. Unprepared for the change from city to farm life Whitney struggles to adjust. Luckily there is a special horse on her grandfather's ranch that may just make the transition to farm life easier. But still it can often take several tries to figure out what is important in life and where you belong. Sure the movie is a little predictable and unrealistic but it still cute. I would say that if you are looking for a feel good movie about trying to fit in and figuring out where you belong this horse movie may just be the one for you. Plus, it has an excellent cast made up of people such as Brooke Shields, Samantha Hanratty, Aidan Quinn, and Kris Kristofferson.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 5.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 38% audience score

the horse boy (documentary)

A picture of the movie The Horse Boy.

This documentary follows the touching story about a family's journey from Texas to Outer Mongolia with their autistic son in order to try and find a way to help him. The scenery, culture, and scenes with the horses is enough to make this documentary worth watching. But the journey of this autistic boy and his family is what pulls at the heart strings and makes this documentary incredible. The documentary was nominated for and won several awards. While The Horse Boy is not one of the most horse related documentary available it does show the relationships we have with horses and how they can help humans. The Horse Boy is also an international bestseller book if you prefer to read. 

IMDb: 7.2/10 

the horse in the gray flannel suit

A picture of the movie The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit.

The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit is one of those classic horse movies almost everyone knows. In this horse movie a father wants to give his daughter her dream of owning a horse. Unfortunately, he can't afford a horse that is until he comes up with a possible solution after receiving a new marketing campaign. The new campaign is to market a new stomach pill, which the father decides to market by buying a show jumping horse for his daughter and naming the horse after the pill. Of course things don't go quite to plan and there is a love story Actors and actresses in this horse movie include Dean Jones, Diane Baker, Kurt Russell, Ellen Janov.

Rated: G - IMDb score: 6.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 70% audience score

the horse whisperer

A picture of the movie The Horse Whisperer.

The Horse Whisperer movie is based on the novel by Nicolas Evans. In the movie a teenage girl is traumatized by a horrible riding accident and her horse is left injured. Unsure what to do the girl's mother reaches out to a horse trainer who is said to have a special connection with horses. The horse trainer agrees to help but he insists that the girl also take part in training the horse. As the girl and her horse begin to heal feelings develop between the mom and the horse whisperer. This horse movie is definitely one that will move you and pull at your heart strings (especially with the bitter sweet ending).  The cast of this movie is incredible with Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, and Dianne Wiest, just to name a few. 

Rated: PG-13 - IMDb: 6.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 72% audience score

the horse with the flying tail (documentary)

A picture of the movie The Horse with the Flying Tail.

If you loved Harry and Snowman chances are you will love The Horse with the Flying Tail. This documentary is about a palomino stock horse who was on his way to unfortunate circumstances after having a dubious show jumping career when he is bought by Hugh Wiley. The horse was known for having a stop in him and as such not many people wanted the horse. But, Wiley saw past that and enlisted Bertalan de Nemethy to turn the horse into an Olympic Show Jumper. Together these two men were able to turn the horse into an incredible show jumper and eventually in 1959 Nautical would go on to win gold at the Pan American Games. This really is an incredible true underdog story.

Rated: G - IMDb score: 6.4/10

the inheritance

A picture of the movie The Inheritance.

The Inheritance is based on a manuscript by Louisa May Alcott. In typical Louisa May Alcott fashion the story is weaved with elements having to do with coming of age, true love, overcoming hardship, and friendship. Based in the 19th-century a young woman named Edith, who loves horses and is an accomplished rider, is enlisted to be the jockey in an upcoming horse race. No woman has even ridden in the race and not everyone likes the idea of a female jockey. To make matters worse the young woman has an admirer that is socially above her, a cousin has her eyes set on someone also interested in Edith, and her friend Amy is dealing with her own issues. The cast includes Cari Shayne, Tom Conti, and Meredith Baxter.

Rated: TV G - IMDb: 7.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 76% audience score

the last unicorn

A picture of the movie The Last Unicorn.

Based on the book by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn is a super sweet and cute animated movie about discovering your power and overcoming obstacles. In the film a unicorn hears that she is the last of her kind after a red bull took all the others. However, the unicorn is not sure if this is true or not so she sets off on a quest to discover what happened to all the other unicorns. Along the way she is joined by some unlikely friends in the form of a magician and a human woman. Together these friends go on a daring quest and discover the truths not only about the unicorns but also about themselves. Some of the voices in this animated horse movie are done by Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee, and Robert Klein.

Rated: G - IMDb score: 7.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 86% audience score

the littlest horse thieves 

A picture of the movie The Littlest Horse Thieves.

If you like heartwarming, adventure filled horse movies consider watching The Littlest Horse Thieves. In this film three young kids find out that a local coal mine that uses ponies plans to switch to steam engines. The coal mine plans to destroy the ponies, but when the kids learn of this they decide to rescue the ponies. Unfortunately, stealing several ponies proves to be rather difficult and the kids are found out. But, just as all hope seems lost a catastrophe at the mine occurs and the ponies are needed to save the workers.  Actors and actresses in the film include Alastair Sim, Peter Barkworth, Susan Tebbs, and Maurice Colbourne. 

Rated: G - IMDb: 7.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 75% audience score

the long shot

A picture of the movie The Long Shot.

The Long Shot is a touching story about a single mother who overcomes hardships to achieve her riding dreams. In the horse film a woman, her daughter, and husband move to California where the husband abandons his family. After the husband abandons his wife and child, the wife gets work at a high end riding stable. While at that farm Annie gets the chance to work with the owner and trainer. This in turn leads Annie to training for a national horse show. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes not once but twice before the competition. The cast members in this film include Julie Benz, Marsha Mason, Paul Le Mat, and Gage Golightly.

Rated: TV PG - IMDb score: 6.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 84% audience score

the man from snowy river

A picture of the movie The Man From Snowy River.

The Man From Snowy River is another one of those classic horse movies. Featuring Kirk Douglas, Sigrid Thornton, Tom Burlinson, and Terence Donovan this horse movie is filled with thrilling adventure, heart break, and redemption. In the film a young man inherits a run down ranch that he is determined to restore. In order to help return the ranch to its former glory he heads out of town to work for a while and get some capital to build the ranch back up. While he is away he meets some new friends and a young woman looking for help with her prize colt. As the two grow closer not everyone is happy about the relationship. Will Jim be able to restore his farm, get the girl, and help with the colt?  

Rated: PG - IMDb: 7.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 89% audience score

the mustang

A picture of the movie The Mustang.

The Mustang is based on an real life prison rehabilitation program in Nevada. This horse film is centered around an inmate who has anger issues and a history of assault that has landed him in prison. Roman, the prisoner, gets the chance to participate in a rehabilitation program that has prisoners work with wild mustangs to make them tame and rideable.  While in the program Roman gets assigned to a horse named Marquis. With the help of the rancher and a fellow inmate, who has done the program before, Roman is able to turn Marquis into one of the best trained horses. When the big horse auction comes not everything goes to plan. So what happens to Marquis, Roman, and Henry? You will have to watch this horse movie to find out.

Rated: R - IMDb score: 6.9/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 74% audience score

the princess stallion

A picture of the movie The Princess Stallion.

The Princess Stallion follows a young teenage girl named Sarah who goes to live with her estranged father in the Scottish highlands after her mother dies. While she is living in the highlands she meets and befriends a hermit who protects the animals in the area from poachers. It is on one of her visits that she sees a majestic white stallion. Her father doesn't believe that the stallion is real but Sarah knows that the horse is real and when she learns that dangerous poachers are after the white stallion she will do everything possible to save the horse. The cast of this movie is made up of Ariana Richards, Andrew Keir, David Robb, Marcia Layton, and others.  

Rated: TV G - IMDb: 6.1/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 64% audience score

the red stallion

A picture of the movie The Red Stallion.

In The Red Stallion a young boy discovers an orphaned colt in the woods. Overtime the boy raises, bonds with, and trains the horse whom he names Red. Unfortunately, the family faces financial hardship and may have to sell the farm. When Joel learns of this he devises a plan to try and save the family ranch. His plan is to recruit a local racehorse trainer to help him train Red to become a champion racehorse in order to sell Red. Overall, this is a cute if slightly implausible horse movie that will warm your heart. Actors and actresses in this horse movie include Robert Page, Noreen Nash, Ted Donaldson, Ray Collins, and Jane Darwell. 

IMDb score: 6.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 40% audience score

the saddle club: Adventures at pine hollow (TV Show)

A picture of the TV show The Saddle Club: Adventures at Pine Hollow

The Saddle Club: Adventures at Pine Hollow is my favorite horse TV shows of all time. Growing up as a horse crazy girl this TV show seemed to have everything a horse lover could want. There were horses, friendship, and tons of fun adventures. I always felt that the characters in the TV series were super relatable and I loved the more realistic horseback riding, horse care, and horse knowledge. This horse TV series follows three young girls who ride at a riding stable together. While riding together they form strong friendships with one another, which leads them on riding adventures.  While, this TV series is a little older I still personally love the series and think that other horse crazy girls will love it as well.

IMDb: 8.0/10 

the saddle club: Horse Crazy - the new movie

A picture of the movie The Saddle Club: Horse Crazy - The New Horse Movie.

The Saddle Club: Horse Crazy - The New Movie is based on the TV show The Saddle Club: Adventures at Pine Hollow. This movie follows Stevie, Lisa, and Carol (played by Sophie Bennett, Lara Jean Marshall, and Keenan Macwilliam respectively) through their horseback riding adventures, school life, and navigating relationships. While it is labeled as a movie it is more of a compilation of the first two seasons of the TV series rather than being new material. So if you love the saddle club TV show and are just looking for a more compact version of the first two seasons then this is probably the perfect option for you. This would also make a great gift for those who may not have watched the Saddle Club before.

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the silver brumby (Tv show)

A picture of the movie The Silver Brumby.

The TV show The Silver Brumby follows a young colt in Australia who is destined to become the ruler of the wild horses. The path to becoming the ruler of the wild horses is anything but easy though, especially with the Mountain Men wanting to take the wild horses. Luckily, Thowra has bush animal friends and his two brothers to help him in his journey. The characters in this TV series are based on the characters from Elyn Mitchell's book. This animated horse TV series is all about family, friends, overcoming struggles, and finding your place in life. Voices of the animated characters are done by people such as Richard Aspel, Leah Campbell, Michael Carman, and Brett Climo.

IMDb: 7.8/10 

the silver stallion

A picture of the movie The Silver Stallion.

The Silver Stallion (also called The Silver Brumby on IMDb) is centered around a mother telling her daughter the story of a wild horse who works to claim his right as the ruler of the wild horses. In the horse film the wild stallion goes on adventures, while being assisted by his friends, to find and claim his place in life. However, the wild stallion faces adversity from a man who wants to capture and tame him. Will the wild stallion be able to claim his place as the leader of the wild horses or will he be captured and tamed? You will have to watch this thrilling, adventure horse movie featuring Caroline Goodall, Russell Crowe, and Amiel Daemion.

Rated: G - IMDb score: 5.8/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 85% audience score

the white pony 

A picture of the movie The White Pony.

The White Pony is a cute, fun, slightly quirky horse movie that takes you on a magical ride. In the horse film a young girl goes to visit her uncle's ranch in Ireland. Leah has always loved horses and while visiting the ranch she gets to ride her cousin's horse. Unfortunately, the horse gets injured while she is riding causing the family to be cold to her. Luckily, a leprechaun befriends her and tells her that the mystical white horse roaming the land is bewitched by a fairy. But, with Leah's help the fairy may be able to return to her true form. Plus, if she can help the fairy she may just have a horse for the local horse race. Cast members in this movie include Olivier Gruner, Warwick Davis, Carly Anderson, and Victoria Farrer.

Rated: G - IMDb: 5.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 86% audience score

the wild stallion

A picture of the movie The Wild Stallion.

In the horse movie The Wild Stallion a widower sends his teenage daughter who loves horses and photography to a ranch for part of the summer. At the ranch Hanna learns of a local legend that says there is one last truly wild mustang stallion in the area who helps other wild horses in the area. Unfortunately, there are those who want to capture the horse for their own nefarious desires. Watch as Hanna and C.J. go on a crazy summer adventure in order to rescue the wild stallion from those with evil intentions. Actors and actresses in this horse movie include Miranda Cosgrove, Fred Ward, Danielle C. Ryan, Connie Sellecca, and K.C. Clyde. 

Rated: G - IMDb score: 4.9/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 47% audience score

the winter stallion

A picture of the movie The Winter Stallion

The Winter Stallion (also called The Christmas Stallion) is about a teenage girl who lives with her grandfather in the mountains  where they raise horses. When Gwen's father passes away her life is thrown into a tail spin. To make things worse her uncle is the one who inherited the farm and he gets to decide whether it is sold to a developer or if Gwen will be able to keep the farm. This touching story about overcoming loss, growing as a person, and dealing with hardships is filled with beautiful scenary and even prettier horses. The cast of this horse film includes Lynette, Davies, Sian MacLean, Daniel J. Travanti, and Patrick Loomer.

Rated: TV PG - IMDb: 6.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 54% audience score

thicker than water

A picture of the movie Thicker Than Water.

When a woman's father dies unexpectedly she comes across items in her father's belongings that lead her to finding out that her father was previously married. Upon finding out that her father use to be married Natalie sets off on a quest to find information about her father's previous family. Eventually, Natalie finds a half sister who at first seems to be her complete opposite. Overtime though the two grow closer and find that they have more in common then they previously thought. Thicker Than Water is a touching horse film about family, love, and understanding. The cast in this horse movie includes Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Wagner, Brian Wimmer, and Lindy Newton.

Rated: TV PG - IMDb score: 6.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 61% audience score

thunderhead: son of FLICKA

A picture of the movie Thunderhead: Son of Flicka.

Thunderhead: Son of Flicka is the sequel to one of the best classic horse movies of all time. In this thrilling sequel Flicka gives birth to a beautiful white colt. Ken decides to train the white colt to become a racehorse but the horse gets injured ending his career. Meanwhile, a wild Albino stallion that has been stealing horses away from ranches has become more bold. Eventually the wild stallion steals the heard putting the family in a tough financial position. Will Thunderhead and Ken be able to save the family? What will happen to Thunderhead now that his racing career is over? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you watch the movie. The actresses and actors in this movie include Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, and Pati Hale.

IMDb: 6.4/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 72% audience score

tommy and the cool mule

A picture of the movie Tommy and the Cool Mule.

There are not a lot of funny horse movies out there, so if you are looking for one consider watching Tommy and the Cool Mule. This fun, quirky horse movie is about a young boy whose father passes away causing the family to run into financial hardship. This forces his mother to sell the horses which leads to Tommy getting teased at school. While, he is attending a fellow classmates birthday party he gets hit on the head. After being hit on the head a mule begins to talk to Tommy and together they become an unstoppable team. They even get invited to compete at a steeplechase of sorts, which has a cash prize that could help save the family. The cast of this horse movie includes Ice-T, Siri Baruc, Kevin Sorbo, Grant Barker, and Celeste Genco.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 4.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 60% audience score

touching wild horses

A picture of the movie Touching Wild Horses.

Touching Wild Horses is a sweet horse movie that will tug at your heartstrings. In this horse film a young boy is left almost orphaned after a car accident takes his father, sister, and leaves his mother in a coma. As a result of this accident the young boy is sent to live with his aunt on a remote island that has an incredible horse preserve. Mark spends time studying the wild horses with his aunt growing closer to the beautiful animals. One day though Mark and his aunt spot an orphaned foal that is struggling to survive on his own. Unfortunately, there are strict rules to not interfere with the wild horses so the pair is unsure what to do. Actors and actresses in this horse film include Mark Rendall, Jane Seymour, Gloria Slade, and Charles Martin Smith.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 6.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 71% audience score

two bits and pepper

A picture of the movie Two Bits and Pepper.

In Two Bits and Pepper two young girls are kidnapped by a pair of criminals. The criminals are trying to ransom the girls, but nothing is going to plan for the criminals. Not only are the two girls super smart but their equine friends are trying to save them as well. Watch as these two equines go on a crazy adventure in order to try to save their owners from the kidnappers. The description of this movie may make the movie seem cliché or quirky but honestly I really enjoyed watching this movie and would recommend it to others. Cast members in this horse film include Joe Piscopo, Dennis Weaver, Lauren Eckstrom, Rachel Crane, and George Fisher.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 4.0/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 62% audience score

unbranded (Documentary) 

A picture of the movie Unbranded.

Unbranded is an incredible documentary that follows four men on a journey from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada on horseback. The horses used for the journey are all formally wild mustangs and a burro which is poetic since the documentary is meant to shed light on the wild mustang overpopulation in the west, shrinking grazing lands, and water shortages that are putting pressure on these horses. The documentary is filled with hardship, friendship, and perseverance. There are some difficult moments in the documentary for horse lovers so just know that there are some hard moments before watching this movie. 

Rated: PG-13 - IMDb: 7.3/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 84% audience score

virginia's run 

A picture of the movie Virginia's Run.

The horse movie Virginia's Run is centered around a young girl that lost her mother to a riding accident. Due to this loss her father sells the horse her mother died falling off of. Virigina really loved the horse though so when the horse ends up dying due to foaling complications she is heartbroken. But the new foal begins to steal her heart and she sneaks over to the stable to ride and train the horse in secret. Luckily, Virginia eventually gets the chance to work at the barn Stormy is at. With a big race coming up Virginia and Stormy may just be able to prove everyone wrong. Actresses and actors in this movie include Gabriel Byrne, Lindze Letherman, Rachel Skarsten, and Joanne Whalley.

Rated: PG - IMDb score: 6.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 78% audience score

war horse

A picture of the movie War Horse.

Legendary director Steven Spielberg directed this incredible movie War Horse, which was based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play. In the horse film a young boy's beloved horse is sold to the Cavalry during World War I by his father. After learning of his horse being sold Albert decides to enlist in the British Army in the hopes to find his horse. Horse movies as heartwarming and simultaneously heartbreaking are hard to find. You won't want to miss this story of friendship, love, and overcoming difficulties. Cast members of this horse movie include Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch, and David Thewlis.

Rated: PG-13 - IMDb: 7.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 74% audience score

wildfire (TV show)

A picture of the TV show WildFire.

Wildfire (TV Series) is an exciting horse TV show about an 18 year old girl who ends up in jail due to bad decisions and a bad home life. She manages to catch a break though when the foreman at a local horse ranch offers her a job at the ranch, which allows her to get parole. Working at the ranch allows Kris Furillo to begin to heal and address her demons. However, it is not all smooth sailing at the ranch. Two boys take an interest in the new hire, there is a difficult horse named Wildfire, and not everyone trusts Kris. This is definately a TV series putting on your shows to watch list. Cast members include Genevieve Padalecki, Nicole Tubiola, Nana Visitor, and Greg Serano.

Rated: TV PG - IMDb score: 7.6/10

wild hearts can'T be broken

A picture of the movie Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken.

Based on a true story, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken follows a runaway orphan girl who joins a traveling performing group after seeing them at a local fair. What exactly is it that Sonora does with the group? She dives with a horse off a high dive. The son of the owner of the group helps her learn and perfect this skill, which draws the two together. But just as everything begins to look like it is coming together a major issue comes up threatening Sonora's new life. This horse film is truly inspirational and heartwarming, which makes it a must watch in my opinion. Actresses and actors in this horse movie include Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman, and Kathleen York.

Rated: G - IMDb: 7.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 89% audience score

wild horse hank

A picture of the movie Wild Horse Hank.

Based on the book The Wild Horse Killers come the horse movie Wild Horse Hank. In this movie a teenage girl Hank learns of a group of men that are planning on capturing wild horses and selling them for slaughter. Upon learning of this plan she decides to try and save the horses by driving them to federal land where they will be protected. Unfortunately the federal land is almost two hundred miles away across dangerous, tough terrain. The plot of this movie is filled with strength, resilience, and inspiration. The cast of this incredible movie includes Linda Blair, Richard Crenna, Helen Hughes, Lloyd Berry, and Michael Wincott.

IMDb score: 5.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 60% audience score

wild horse, wild ride (documentary)

A picture of the movie Wild Horse, Wild Ride.

Chances are you have probably heard of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge. But maybe you aren't exactly sure what it is or what the horse training journey looks like. The good news is that Wild Horse, Wild Ride (Documentary) takes you through it all. The documentary follows seven of the different horse trainers participating in this challenge and the journey with their mustangs over the course of the 100 days and the end competition. This is an incredible documentary filled with heartbreak, triumph, inspiration, and compassion. You get to see the struggles in this documentary which is very powerful as it makes that incredible bond between humans and equines even more special when you see or achieve it.  

Rated: PG - IMDb: 7.5/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 84% audience score

wild ponies of assateague island (Documentary)

A picture of the movie Wild Ponies of Assateague Island.

The Wild Ponies of Assateague Island documentary takes you on an incredible tour of Assateague Island exploring all elements of the island from the plants to the famous wild ponies. Not only is the scenery in this documentary incredibly beautiful but the information given to the viewer during the horse film helpful for better understanding Assateague Island. If you are worried about this movie being boring, you shouldn't be. You get to see the wild ponies in all different phases of life and see the different interactions between herd members. This is definitely a great documentary option for those who love the Assateague ponies and want to learn more about them and the island that they come from. 

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wind dancer

A picture of the movie Wind Dancer.

Wind Dancer is a sweet, heartwarming horse movie filled with inspiration and perseverance. In the touching horse film a young girl is injured in a riding accident leaving her paralyzed. Unsure what to do for his daughter a widowed father finds an equine therapist who may be able to help his daughter emotionally and physically. However, the road to recovery is hard and wounds and there may even be new wounds that surface. While this horse film is a little predictable it is still a cute, sweet movie you should consider watching. Actresses and actors in this film include Mel Harris, Matt McCoy, Brian Keith, Raeanin Simpson, and Nicholas Guest.

Rated: PG - IMDb: 5.2/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 50% audience score

world of horses with john scott (Documentary Series)

A picture of the movie World of Horses with John Scott.

The documentary series World of Horses with John Scott takes you behind the scenes of all different aspects of the horse industry. The film has everything from interviews with horse trainers, horse owners, horseback riders, and more. Unlike some documentaries that focus on one industry, one discipline, or one type of horse breed this one looks at an array of disciplines, horse breeds, and industries in the horse world. This documentary series looks at disciplines such as polo, horse racing, show jumping, trick riding, and more all through different episodes. Scott even looks at what it takes to make horse movies. There is so much information covered in this documentary series it is really incredible. 

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young black stallion

A picture of the movie Young Black Stallion.

Not a lot of horse movies have a prequel but The Black Stallion does have one in the Young Black Stallion. This horse film follows a young girl that gets separated from her father during World War II in Arabia. While wandering by herself in the desert she befriends a majestic black colt. Together the two will go on a wild adventure filled with difficulty, triumph, and friendship in an effort to return to their homes by helping one another. While the two are eventually separated and grow up the girl always remembers the black stallion she met in the desert. The cast of this horse movie is made up of Biana Tamimi, Patrick Elyas, Richard Romanus, and Gerard Rudolf.  

Rated: G - IMDb: 5.6/10 - Rotten Tomatoes: 67% audience score

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