In these trying times when we are all trying to practice social distancing, we know as horse people, cabin fever can't be far behind. We've put together a list of our favorite horse movies / shows in hopes of helping to keep the horse crazy Farm House Family from going stir crazy while we all wait this out.
The Adventures Of Black Beauty In 19th-century England, a widowed doctor moves his young children to the countryside where they befriend a thoroughbred horse, Black Beauty, and embark on series of adventures that test their courage and ingenuity in this beautiful family classic. - stream it on Amazon
Black Stallion Alec Ramsey (Kelly Reno) and his father are on a ship that also contains a beautiful black stallion which is owned by a frightening Arab, Larbi. There is a fire onboard ship, and the boy and horse are soon in the water. Both wind up on a deserted island, where Alec and the stallion gradually establish contact and rapport. During the rescue the horse escapes. Back in the USA, Alec finds the horse at a farm owned by Mickey Rooney. Mickey trains the horse; Alec becomes a jockey. - stream it on Amazon
Black Stallion Returns Every five years the tribes of the Sahara race their finest horses. The race is a great test of stamina for both horse and rider. To the victor go the best horses from the losing tribes--bringing prestige, wealth and power. Strongest and fastest of all is the Black Stallion, who means more than anything to American teenager Alec Ramsey. The original Berber owners of the Arabian stallion have come to reclaim their champion in time for the all-important race that each of the tribes is determined to win - stream it on Amazon
Red Fury Lost and alone, a young Indian boy travels through the wilds of the Old West. He finds shelter with a widowed horse trainer, who names him Frankie and teaches the outcast the tricks of the trade. -stream it on Amazon
Phar Lap After launching his career as a dubious contender with no pedigree, Australian racehorse Phar Lap stunned the world as he began winning. But when scores of gamblers started betting on his reputation, they lost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The thoroughbred's subsequent death after winning a key race sparked debate about whether foul play was involved and whether gambling interests were to blame -stream it on NetFlix
Secretariat Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. -stream it on Amazon
Walk Ride Run In the wake of an accident that leaves her paralyzed, a champion rodeo rider vows to get back on her horse and compete again. Based on a true story.-stream it on Netflix
Spirit - Stallion of theCimarron A wild horse yearns to be free after he is captured by a nasty U.S. colonel in this 2002 Oscar(R)-nominee for Best Animated Feature.-stream it on Hulu
Seabiscuit True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of the nation as well. -stream it on Amazon
Flicka An unruly teen takes the reins of an equally rebellious horse in this updated remake of the beloved horse drama.-stream it on Hulu
National Velvet Velvet Brown, a young English girl who wins a horse in a village lottery and becomes determined to train it to compete in the Grand National Steeplechase. -stream it on Amazon
International Velvet Sequel to National Velvet where Velvet is now a grown woman with a niece that is primed to follow in her footsteps as an Olympic horsewoman.-stream it on Amazon
The Long Shot After a series of misfortunes, including the breakup of her marriage and her sister's tragic death, aspiring equestrian Annie Garrett (Julie Benz) pulls up stakes and moves to Colorado with her young daughter. Finding a job at a stable, Annie has hopes of winning a high-stakes riding competition to help bankroll her new life. - Stream it on NetFlix
The Horse Whisperer After a riding accident, a young girl and her horse are both left with serious physical and emotional scars. Determined to help, the girl's mother seeks out the "Horse Whisperer."-stream it on Amazon
Ride Like A Girl Teresa Palmer stars as Michelle Payne a female jockey who battles against all odds and stereotypes to become the first female to win in the Melbourne Cup. Ride Like A Girl is an inspirational and moving family film also starring Sam Neill. - stream it on Amazon
Sylvester Sixteen-year-old wrangler Charlie Railsberg (Melissa Gilbert, in her film debut) sees an unconquerable spirit in a wild horse she names Sylvester. Most everyone else (including tough stockyard boss Richard Farnsworth) see the nag as nothing but trouble. But they're proven wrong when Charlie takes Sylvester all the way to the National Equestrian Trails Championship -stream it on Amazon
The Last Unicorn An animated fantasy film about a unicorn who, upon learning that she is the last of her species in the world, goes on a quest to find out what has happened to the others of her kind. -stream it on Amazon
Moondance Alex Plucky teen Moondance finds a lost pony named Checkers, she immediately feels a bond with him. Convinced that he's a champion jumper, Moondance persuades Checkers' owner (Don Johnson) into training the two of them for the Bow Valley Classic -stream it on NetFlix
Dreamer Down-and-out horse trainer Ben Crane rescues a once-great racehorse that's been severely injured. Buoyed by the unwavering faith of his daughter, he sets out to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. -stream it on Amazon
The Derby Stallion When quiet 15-year-old misfit Patrick learns his friend Mr. Jones, a hard-drinking former jockey, is nursing an injured racehorse back to health, the teen helps train the animal for the State Cup -- and gains the self-confidence he never had. -stream it on Amazon
The Saddle Club Set in Australia Stevie, Carole and Lisa, who form The Saddle Club at the Pine Hollow Stables. Each character has a distinctly different personality but all share an equal love of horses and a strong loyalty to each other. - TV Series- stream it on Amazon
Dark Horse In a bid to develop a champion racehorse, Welsh barmaid Jan Vokes and her husband persuade 30 pub patrons to purchase ownership shares in the long-shot venture -- leading to the hoof-pounding saga chronicled in this upbeat documentary. - stream it on Netflix
Racing Stripes A kindhearted zebra named Stripes has spent his whole life on a farm thinking he's a thoroughbred. Once he faces the fact that his stripes mark him as different, he decides he'll race anyway. Stream it on Amazon.
50 to 1 This inspiring biopic tells the true story behind Mine That Bird, the underdog horse that defied the odds to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby. The race is prize enough for the horse's owners, New Mexico cowboys who risked everything for a shot at glory. Stream it on Amazon.
Harry & Snowman After World War II, Dutchman Harry de Leyer immigrated to America and became a riding instructor -- who paid $80 for a horse no one else wanted. Calling the horse Snowman, Harry began training him for show jumping: Two years later, he had a champion. Stream it on Amazon.
Some of these are incredibly low budget which makes them all the more entertaining to watch!
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