Hey everyone! Welcome back to another post! Today, I am sharing with you my TOP 5 recommended horse movies for every horse lover. Because, really, who doesn’t love to cozy up on the couch and watch a great horse movie? These horse movies have been movies I have watched over the years and are recommended for ages 12 to 99. There are literally SO many horse movies, but to narrow it down, these are some of my favorites. Shout out to my amazing friend who suggested this post idea! So, grab some popcorn and let’s go to the movies! Enjoy!
Okay, so I know that this is not classified as a horse movie, but I just thought I would include it because it is under the horse shows category. Heartland is a TV show that originates in Alberta, Canada. So basically the whole set is shot in the beautiful Prairies of Alberta. Heartland is a sprawling family saga that takes place right on the range where a horrible tragedy has glued a family together to pull through life’s ups and downs. Follow the main character, Amy, who slowly discovers that she possesses her now-deceased mother’s ability to aid injured horses, and her relationships with those trying to get by one step at a time. Heartland is now currently shooting it’s 11th season and will air in the fall. Heartland is such a gripping and heartwarming show and I definitely recommend it!
#2: The Black Stallion
The second movie that I highly recommend is the Black Stallion, which is a true classic! This horse movie is about a young boy named Alec who encounters a black stallion while travelling a steam ship around the coast of Africa. When a disaster destroys the ship, Alec frees the horse and escapes with it to a nearby island, where they form a close bond. This movie is so incredible because both the boy and the horse are stranded on an island for three whole months which was incredible that both him and the horse managed to stay alive. This movie is definitely for the horse lover adventurers!
This is the incredible story of the famous race horse Secretariat that as a gifted colt won the triple crown in 1973. For any of you who do not know what the triple crown is, it is the most prestigious award that goes to the three year old thoroughbred who wins the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Secretariat is also about a woman named Penny Chenery, who despite her lack of experience, decides to take over the management of the family farm that breeds thoroughbreds, after her father becomes ill. Successfully navigating her way through the male-dominated world of horse racing, Chenery, together with a veteran trainer Lucien Laurin, fosters a gifted colt that ultimately crosses the finish line of history as the Triple Crown Winner in 1973. This movie is definitely worth watching if you want to be inspired!
The horse, Flicka will definitely win the hearts of all horse lovers who watch this movie! Flicka is about a teenager named Katy who one day dreams of taking over father’s ranch one day in modern-day Wyoming. Katy has the opportunity to tame a mustang and names her Flicka and during this finds that she and her new equine companion are more alike than she imagined. After her father sells Flicka, Katy schemes to win back the horse by entering into a dangerous race. Flicka is definitely a film for the whole family, horse lovers or not!
Seabiscuit is an incredibly moving film based on a true story. In the midst of the Great Depression, a business man coping with the tragic death of his son, a jockey with a history of brutal injuries and a down-and-out horse trainer team up to help Seabiscuit, a temperamental, undersized racehorse. At first the horse struggles to win, but eventually Seabiscuit becomes one of the most successful thoroughbreds of all time, and inspires a nation at a time when it is needed most. Tobey Maguire is the main actor in the movie and does a fantastic job at portraying what it was like to be the jockey of the famous racehorse Seabiscuit.
Yes, there are MANY MANY more horse movies, but these are just a few of my favorites and movies that I definitely recommend. What is your favorite horse movie? Share it in the comments below as I’m always looking for another great horse movie. If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe below so you don’t miss any weekly posts and feel free to share with another horsey friend! Until next time… don’t forget to hug your horse!