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Horse movies are some of the most uplifting, heartwarming, action packed, inspiring movies ever made. If you've never even ridden a horse you'll still love these movies! Here is a list of horse movies for the whole family to enjoy. There is a huge selection to choose from, Black Beauty, Hidalgo, The Horse Whisperer, The Black Stallion, Seabiscuit, and many more!

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Black Beauty (1994)
Anna Sewell's timeless Victorian novel comes touchingly to life in this episodic big-screen adaptation. Lyrically recounted from the handsome stallion's perspective, the film traces his fortunes - from his happy beginnings on a sprawling country manor to the working-class sooty streets of London. As he passes from owner to owner during a two-decade span the ever-faithful steed encounters the best and worst of the human spirit.
The Black Stallion (1979)
A shipwreck leaves young Alec stranded on a deserted island with a wild stallion. Dependent on each other for survival, boy and horse learn to trust and love each other as they establish an amazing friendship that lasts a lifetime. Pulled to a desert island by a wild black stallion he has freed during a shipwreck at sea, then rescued by a southbound freighter, a seventeen-year-old boy befriends the horse, trains him by night, and rides him to victory in a match race.
The Black Stallion Returns (1983)
The story of a young boy and his horse continues in this remarkable adventure. Alec must follow the trail of mysterious strangers who have stolen his horse, "Black." His quest will lead him on a perilous adventure across the Sahara Desert to reunite him with his beloved friend at all costs. When his rightful owner repossesses the Black, eighteen-year-old Alec travels across the deserts of Arabia to find the great stallion and helps to solve a tribal feud.
Blue Fire Lady (1978)
Jenny lost her mother in a horse-riding accident, so her father strenuously disapproves of her intention to pursue horse jumping. She leaves home and begins her goal at the bottom, shoveling out the racetrack's stables. She becomes obsessed with Blue Fire Lady, a half-crazy racehorse that only lets Jenny handle her. A jockey abuses the horse, and Blue Fire Lady winds up for sale. It's up to Jenny to somehow buy her and prove everyone wrong.
Boots Malone (1951)
A broken-down sports agent tries to use a promising jockey as his ticket back to the top.
Born to the Saddle (1953)
Billy and his father bond over their shared interest in horses until his father is killed in an unexplained accident. Billy decides he must find his uncle in order to reclaim the land that was stolen from him after his father's death. But when it turns out that his uncle is working under a gambler of questionable intentions, Billy realizes his task will be harder than he thought. The gambler kills Joe and shoots Billy, subsequently deciding to take care of the boy while he recovers, then employing him on his ranch. Though he actually enjoys the job, Billy is armed with suspicions that the gambler actually killed his father, and works to plan his revenge.
Breaking Free (1995)
A teen-oriented drama, about a young man who has gotten into trouble with the law. He's given a chance to volunteer at a camp for the blind, instead of going to a juvenile home. He becomes friends with a blind gymnast and helps guide her in her new ambition to compete in equestrian show jumping. Together they learn important lessons in friendship, teamwork and self-respect.
Brumby: Horse Run Wild (1990) An Australian Film, capturing the free spirit of the largest population of wild horses in the world. This program focuses on the natural behavior of wild horses in Australia and the controversy surrounding the culling of these animals by farmers protecting their grazing land.
Casey's Shadow (1978)
Cajun quarter-horse trainer Lloyd Bourdelle (Walter Matthau) struggles to eke out a decent living for himself and his three sons. Their prize horse is thoroughbred foal Casey's Shadow, named after the youngest son. The question is whether or not Lloyd, a life-long loser, can take advantage of the opportunity for bettering his lot afforded by Casey's Shadow.
Champions (1983)
A talented young jockey who dreams of winning the Grand National steeplechase is stricken with cancer at the age of 31. His struggle back to health is a moving testament to the power of the human spirit.
Coyote Summer (1996)
A troubled teenage girl spends a summer in the country with her aunt and uncle, and befriends a wild horse which helps her come to terms with her problems.
Danny (1977)
A young girl who loves horses works at a rich man's stable. He buys a grey horse named Danny for his daughter to show in, but Danny turns out to need some preparation for he can be shown. When others lose faith in Danny, the young girl's love and confidence hold firm.
Dark Horse (1992)
The plot focuses on new-girl-in-town Allison Mills, a teenager who recently lost her mother. When she hangs out with the wrong crowd, she gets into trouble and is sentenced to community service at a local stable. There she comes to love spending time with the animals until an automobile accident cripples her and her favorite horse Jet. The wheelchair-bound girl learns to overcome her handicap through the indomitable spirit of the horse, who overcomes the odds and runs again.
Dreamer (2005)
Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson star in a drama about a father who, for the love of his daughter, sacrifices almost everything to save the life of an injured racehorse and bring the promising filly back to her former glory.
The Electric Horseman (1979)
Robert Redford plays Norman "Sonny" Steele, a former rodeo star who winds up working in a demeaning job in Las Vegas for a massive corporation. Sonny learns that his employer has purchased a $12 million racehorse as part of a merger. To protect the horse from being drugged with tranquilizers and generally mistreated, he steals it, freeing both himself and the horse.
Flicka (2006)
A coming of age story set in the mountain vistas. A headstrong 16 year old Katy McLaughlin desires to work on her family's mountainside horse ranch, although her father insists she finishes boarding school. Katy finds a mustang in the hills near her ranch, and sets her mind to tame the mustang and prove to her father that she can run the ranch. But when tragedy happens, it will take all the love and strength the family can muster to restore hope.
Gypsy Colt (1954)
The story of a beautiful spirited horse whose devotion to his young mistress inspires him to undertake an incredible, 500-mile journey over treacherous terrain in order to be reunited with her.
Hidalgo (2004)
Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire (a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian desert) was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American, Frank T. Hopkins, and his horse to enter the race for the first time. During the course of his career, Hopkins was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the U.S. cavalry--and had once been billed as the greatest rider the West had ever known. The Sheik puts his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse attempt the impossible.
Horse Crazy (2001)
A ten-year-old boy who loves horses sneaks a ride with his big brother to Nevada, where the older sibling has found work at a ranch. The younger boy soon makes friends with two local kids his own age, and from them he hears the legend of a remarkable wild stallion named "The General." When the kids learn that a pack of horse rustlers have come to town to capture The General, the children decide it's their duty to catch the mustang first so no harm will come to him.
A Horse for Danny (1995)
Danny may be young, but she is also a race-track veteran -- who knows how scam-artists fix the races, and how to determine when a scam is being pulled. When Uncle Eddie espouses his dreams of riding into glory on the back of a stallion, Danny finds the perfect mare for him -- Tom Thumb. Raising her cash by careful betting, and pooling her money with a friend, Gerald, Danny purchases the horse for Eddie and it turns him into a champion racer. But a number of quick-draw racetrack con artists, including Noel Ferguson, see dollar signs and threaten to steal Eddie's thunder -- first with a botched attempt to purchase the horse, then through more shady means.
Horse in a Gray Flannel Suit (1968)
A harried New York ad executive is in trouble, at home as well as the office. His daughter is a gifted horse rider who wants nothing more than to own her own horse, but with dad's meager budget he simply can't afford it. Added to that is the order from his boss that he invent an interesting ad campaign for the company's newest product, a stomach pill called "Aspercel." When he decides that the best thing to do is to buy a horse for his daughter and name it "Aspercel," the results aren't an immediate success.
The Horsemasters (1961)
A group of young, energetic riders struggle to attain the ultimate equestrian title - horsemaster.
The Horsemen (1971)
At the foot of the Afghan mountains, young Uraz (Omar Sharif) struggles to live up to the standards of his macho father (Jack Palance) by engaging in a violent tournament of Bozkeshi -- a sport where players on horses attempt to move the carcass of a sheep into a circle. But an accident costs Uraz his leg, and the incident soon leads him on a journey of self-discovery.
Horse Whisperer (1998)
After her fourteen year old daughter suffers a serious horse riding accident, a high-powered magazine editor goes to Montana to bring the horse to a legendary 'horse whisperer,' a person with a unique gift of being able to cure troubled horses. Romance blossoms between the sophisticated mother and the gentle horseman, leading to wonderful and tragic consequences.
Hot to Trot (1988)
The comic adventure begins when a struggling stockbroker gets help with his work and his life from a talking horse.
International Velvet (1978)
International Velvet is a grand continuation of the National Velvet story starring Tatum O'Neal as Sarah, the niece of the now-grown Velvet Brown, who seeks to become an Olympic rider and follow in her aunt's footsteps.
Into the West (1992)
When their father turns to the bottle following the death of their mother, Ossie's and Tito's grandfather presents them with a magical horse. A ruthless businessman finds out about the horse and steals it, forcing the boys to try and take it back.
Lightning, The White Stallion (1986)
A gambler (Mickey Rooney) loses a racehorse only one girl (Isabel Lorca) can ride, and that girl is slowly going blind.
The Littlest Horse Thieves (1976)
When the owner of a Yorkshire coalmine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them safe. But when they're caught, it's up to the mine owners and the miners themselves to decide what's right.
The Littlest Outlaw (1955)
Little Pablito is the ten year old son of a cruel horse trainer. The trainer is responsible for training a Mexican General's horse to jump for the grand race. The trainer's methods cause the horse to become afraid of jumping and the general orders the animal's death. Pablito runs away with the horse, becoming a fugitive. He travels throughout Mexico encountering several fugitives and a priest who tries to help.
The Lost Stallions (2003)
A teen drama that follows four young adults in a North Carolina town searching for some horses that have escaped from a wealthy farm. But the search, and the prize money the protagonists hope to claim, becomes a backdrop for their discovery of themselves and each other.
Justin Morgan had a Horse (1972)
Based on a true story about Justin Morgan, the colonial schoolteacher who developed the Morgan Horse.
King of the Wild Stallions (1959)
A young widow and her son on an isolated ranch find themselves being protected by a wild stallion.
King of the Wind (1993)
In 1727, an Arab colt is born with the signs of the wheat ear and the white spot on his heel: evil and good. And thus begins the life of Sham. He is a gift to the King of France, through a series of adventures with his faithful stable boy, Agba, he becomes the Godolphin Arabian, the founder of one of the greatest thoroughbred racing lines of all time.
Man From Snowy River (1982)
After his father's death, young Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) leaves his home in the Snowy River valley to work for a wealthy landlord, who happens to be the estranged twin brother of Jim's mentor, a grizzled old prospector (both twins are played by Kirk Douglas). While fighting to earn his spurs by breaking a herd of wild horses, Jim falls in love with his employer's spunky daughter, Jessica (Sigrid Thornton). When one of the horses escapes and the blame falls on Jim, the boy must return to the Australian hills where he grew up, in order to find the horse and come back a man.
Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)
A story of courage and suspense unfolds in this rousing WWII adventure. A riding school director (Robert Taylor) is put to the test when he tries to evacuate prized Lipizzan stallions from war-ravaged Vienna.
Misty (1961)
This movie is based on Marguerite Henry's children's book Misty of Chincoteague. It tells the story of Paul and Maureen Beebe, a young orphaned brother and sister (played by David Ladd and Pam Smith) who fall in love with an elusive wild pony called The Phantom.
My Friend Flicka (1943)
A young boy is determined to befriend and tame a wild horse in this screen version of Mary O'Hara's novel. Despite the fact that his chosen horse comes from "bad blood," 10-year old Ken decides he must tame it, to prove himself as a person.
National Velvet (1944)
After Mike Taylor, a headstrong English ex-jockey, is soured on life by a serious accident, he plans to steal from the country family that has taken him in. However, his resolve is weakened by the kindness of a young woman and the two find a common bond in their love of horses.
Palomino (1950)
A society boy tries to help a beautiful woman save her horse-breeding farm.
Phar Lap (1984)
Based on a true story of a legendary Australian racehorse. Phar Lap rose from obscurity to win nearly 40 races in just three years, before mysteriously dying in 1932.
Primo Baby (1989)
A tomboyish juvenile delinquent is sent to live in a foster home run by a well-known horse breeder where she befriends a Thoroughbred seemingly crippled by a congenital eye defect.
Racing Stripes (2005)
The story of an abandoned baby zebra that grows up believing he's a racehorse. With the help of barnyard friends and teenage girl who dreams of being a jockey, he overcomes prejudice and self-doubt to pursue his dream of running with thoroughbreds.
The Red Fury (1994)
The story of an Indian boy at the mercy of a bigoted white community in the Old West where only two people, a farm owner and a school teacher, defend him from the rest.
The Red Pony (1949)
A rancher's son learns a valuable lesson when he's given a pony.
Return To Snowy River (1988)
The sequel to "The Man From Snowy River", a frontiersman returns to the Australian highlands after a three-year absence to claim the girl he left behind. He soon discovers he has made an enemy in her father and a rival in an arrogant banker's son.
Ride a Wild Pony (1975)
Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony suddenly disappears. Soon after, the ranch owner's handicapped daughter Josie has a wild pony especially trained to pull her cart. But Scott is convinced that Josie's pony is actually his, which leads to a court battle that divides their small Australian town.
Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966)
An Indian girl and Holy Smoke, her stallion, share happiness and tragedy in this adventure.
Running Free (1999)
The story of Lucky, a colt who is born in 1914 and finds himself abandoned in the harsh climate of Africa. He is befriended by a small stable boy, but finds himself on another difficult journey when war forces the townspeople away. Eventually, he finds himself back in his adopted hometown, where he reunites with Beauty, a mare with him he fell in love as a foal.
Running Wild (1973)
An Indian land agent, caught between the opposing forces of a rancher who wants to kill a herd of wild mustangs, and a nature photographer who wants them to run free, decides to fight to keep them wild.
Seabiscuit (2003)
An American epic of triumph and perseverance set during the Great Depression, is based on the best-selling book that was one of the most popular and widely read non-fiction books of recent years. It is the story of three men - a jockey, a trainer and a businessman - and the down-and-out racehorse that took them and the entire nation on the ride of a lifetime.
Second Chances (1998)
In this inspiring drama based on a true story about a young girl whose life is shattered after she suffers severe leg injuries in an auto wreck which also claims the life of her father. Despondent over her tragedy, She sinks into a deep depression, until she develops a friendship with a horse named Ginger, whose legs are damaged much like her own.
Shergar (1999)
Shergar is loosely based on a true incident, when members of the Irish IRA stole a legendary Derby-winning racehorse, valued by Lloyds of London at ten million pounds and regarded as one of the greatest racehorses ever.
The Silver Stallion: King of the wild Brumbies (1993)
A single mother (Caroline Goodall) and her daughter (Ami Daemion) love a silver stallion hunted by a horseman (Russell Crowe) in the mountains of Australia.
Simpatico (1999)
The story of three friends bound by a pact which, after twenty years, is beginning to unravel. After devising a fool-proof horse-racing scam, Vinnie invited his girlfriend Rosie to share in the take, but things went awry when Rosie and Vinnie's best friend Carter ran off with the money. Twenty years later, Vinnie tracks the infidels down to settle the score.
Something to Talk About (1995)
Grace Bichon, who is managing her father's riding-stable, discovers that her husband Eddie deceives her with another woman. After confronting him in the middle of the night on the streets of their small home town, she decides to stay at her sister Emma Rae's house for a while, to make up her mind. Breaking out of her everyday life, she starts to question the authority of everyone, especially her father's, thus causing a stir in her parent's marriage, too.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Incredible animation and a story for all ages are expertly combined in this Old West epic. Matt Damon provides the narrative voice for Spirit, a mustang born in the wild and captured by brutal U.S. cavalry officers. Although he is eventually rescued by a Lakota Indian, Spirit never stops trying to get back home, along the way encountering good and bad experiences with human beings -- and love with a beautiful mare.
Sylvester (1985)
Working in a Texas stockyard, breaking horses, Charlie's doing the best she can to support herself and her two brothers. But when she loses her job, she gets the idea to take her best bronco, Sylvester, and turn him into a lucrative profit by training him for three-day eventing. But since she knows little of dressage and show jumping, it's going to take the help of her old boss, an ex-cavalryman, to get ready for competition.
Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (1945)
A young boy tries to train Thunderhead, a beautiful white colt and the son of his beloved Flicka, to be a champion racehorse.
Touching Wild Horses (2002)
Mark, approximately 10 years old, goes to live with his Aunt Fiona, a crabby loner. Fiona, a naturalist, lives on an island and studies horses. Fiona takes over Mark's education. As their relationship matures, Mark and Fiona face a crisis: one of the island's wild horses has been orphaned. The foal will not survive without their help, yet they are forbidden from interfering in the horses' lives.
Two-Bits and Pepper (1996)
In a dual role, Joe Piscopo plays a pair of bungling crooks who kidnap a pair of attractive teen girls and hold them hostage. Fortunately for the gals their two talking equine pets, the pony Two-Bits and Pepper the horse, are around to save them, but not without great danger for themselves.
Virginia's Run (2002)
After his wife is killed in a riding accident, Ford Lofton (Gabriel Byrne) prohibits his young daughter Virginia (Lindze Letherman) from riding horses. Defying her father, Virginia secretly starts to train on a colt for an upcoming competition, but her plans are derailed when she learns that her father intends to sell the horse. Now, she'll have to convince her father that her hobby is safe, with help from horse trainer Jessie (Joanne Whalley).
War Horse (2011)
From legendary director Steven Spielberg comes the epic adventure War Horse, a tale of incredible loyalty, hope and tenacity. Based on the Tony award-winning Broadway play, and set against the sweeping canvas of World War I, this deeply heartfelt story begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and his young trainer Albert. When they're forced apart by war, we follow Joey's extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets.
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
Based on a true story, Disney's family film Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken follows the adventures of a 1920s teenager named Sonora Webster (Gabrielle Anwar), who runs away from her foster home to join a carnival. At the carnival, she gets a job as a stunt rider who leaps with her horse into a tank of water 40 feet below. Along the way, she has plenty of adventures, eventually falling in love with the son of one of the show's cowboys.
The White Pony (1999)
In this fantasy story for the whole family, a 12-year-old girl who has always wanted a pony spends the summer in the country with her uncle. While helping out on his farm, the girl encounters a leprechaun, who introduces her to an enchanted white pony. As it turns out, a magical spirit is trapped inside the horse, and the leprechaun needs the girl's help in order to set the spirit free.
Wild Fire (1945)
Fanning has his men rustle horses and then blame it on a wild horse named Wildfire. Happy and Alkali arrive and immediately get into trouble with Fanning and his men. When Alkali is shot, Happy catches the outlaws but the Judge not only releases them, he discharges the Sheriff and tries to arrest Happy for rustling. Happy escapes and he and the Sheriff then set out to prove who the real rustlers are.
Wild Horse Hank (1979)
A teenage girl (Hank) tries to save a herd of wild horses from a local gang intending on capturing and selling them for dogmeat. Unfortunately the nearest Federal land where the horses will be safe lies one hundred and fifty miles away, over badlands and a mountain range. Based on the novel "The Wild Horse Killers".
The Wild Pony (1983)
A young boy, alienated when his mother remarries, turns to an untamed pony for love and companionship. The pony becomes a uniting force in this warm and inspiring story of one family's struggle in the wilderness.
Wind Dancer (1993)
When a young girl is injured by a riding accident, she overcomes her injury with the help of her family and her beloved horse.
The Winner's Circle (1948)
The life story of a famous racehorse from the horses point of view. Born of thoroughbred stock, his owner has high hopes for him, but several failures in races occur. However, the faith of the owner's daughter and the stable boy in the horse seem to inspire it, and it eventually enters the coveted winner's circle.
Young Black Stallion (2003)
A Disney IMAX movie that debuted in select theaters in the United States. A prequel to the 1979 classic The Black Stallion--a family drama that presents the horse's adventures with a young girl named Neera, who has been separated from her father in Arabia by WWII. Left alone in the desert, she befriends the wild colt whom she names Shetan. Filled with exciting adventures and messages of friendship and loyalty, this is an outstanding movie for the entire family.

****************Made for TV/Cable Horse Movies****************

Archer (1985)
A trainer's apprentice volunteers to deliver an untested racehorse 600 miles to take part in Australia's richest horserace ever but in order to get there he is faced with Australia's roughest terrain and bush rangers.
The Adventures of the Black Stallion (2005)
Teenage Alec Ramsey travels around the world on the horserace circuit with his wild stallion, The Black, and trainer Henry Daley. Alec is the only one who can ride The Black, and The Black never loses a race.
Big Spender (2003)
Having been in trouble with the law many times, Eddie Burton realizes that he could be risking what matters most in his life - his relationship with his young son Will. As part of a prison work release program, Eddie finds himself at a horse farm and sees it as an outlet to his problems. When a former world-class racehorse named Big Spender arrives at the farm, Eddie's new life goes into a dramatic spiral. Big Spender has since become the victim of an abusive owner once he stopped winning races. Now it is Eddie's responsibility to nurse the horse back to good health and hopefully turn him into the champion he once was. Based on a true story.
The Colt (2005)
The Colt takes place in Virginia in the fourth year of the Civil War. The mare owned by young Jim Rabb (Ryan Merriman) of the First Michigan Cavalry gives birth to a colt, which battle-weary Sgt. Longacre (Steve Bacic) orders Jim to shoot so as not to slow down the other soldiers in the unit. Jim refuses to do so, risking severe disciplinary action. As it turns out, the Confederates strike before Longacre does, stealing both colt and mare. Again defying orders, Jim heads out alone to rescue his beloved horses, saving the life of a dying Rebel prisoner along the way.
Flash (1997)
A boy falls in love with a horse named Flash that's for sale. He gets a job to earn the money to buy the horse, but he's forced to sell when the family falls upon hard times.
In Pursuit of Honor (1995)
A real-life story of five American Calvary soldiers who took a stand against General Douglas MacArthur and fought his 1930s plan to trade men on horses for tanks. After defying a direct order to destroy their horses, the men find themselves on the wrong side of military law fighting to survive.
The Long Shot (2004)
Annie (Julie Benz) moves to a horse farm in Colorado after the tragic death of her sister, and hopes that her dream of becoming a champion equestrian will fill the void in her aching heart.
Pit Pony (1997)
In early 1900s Canada, young orphan Willie is forced to fill in for his brother after he is injured at his coal-mining job. While struggling to adjust to the harsh working conditions, Willie finds an unexpected ally when he learns that a Sable Island Pony will assist him.
The Princess Stallion (1997)
After the tragic death of her mother, 15 year-old Sarah Stewart, moves from California to the Scottish Highlands to be with her estranged father. After a rocky start to their new life together, things take a turn for the better when Sara meets and befriends an old hermit living high up in the mountains. Together they endeavor to save the mountain and all its animal life from destruction by the "Takers." They are guided by a mysterious white stallion that seems to appear whenever the need help.
Rogue Stallion (1990)
The daughter of a New Zealand rancher dreams of taming a wild horse her powerful neighbor wants dead.
The Winter Stallion (1992)
Sixteen year old Gwen Davies adores the horses she and her grandfather have raised on the beautiful Welsh Mountains. However, when her grandfather dies her uncle must either sell the farm to a greedy land developer, or allow Gwen to keep the farm, opening the wounds of his tragic past in the process.

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