Horse movies of the 1970’s, which happened to be a big decade for equine film. Lucky for us the age of disco spawned timeless favorites like The Black Stallion & International Velvet.
Each one provides a brief description with links to their IMDB & where they can be purchased online. Enjoy!
Justin Morgan Had a Horse (1972)
A story about the foundation sire for the Morgan breed, a runt named Little Bub. Joel knows the animal is special & is given the task of breaking him. To everyone’s surprise, Little Bub proves to be quite a horse.
Gus the mule starts out as the mascot for a loosing American football team called the Atoms. Later it is learned that Gus kicks a mean field goal, so he is moved from mascot to team member and helps to turn the teams luck around.
Blue Fire Lady (1977)
About a girl who dreams of working with horses despite the fact that her mother died in a horse-related accident. Defying her father she moves to the city, takes a job at the racetrack & promptly falls in love with a troubled horse.
Danny is about a girl who loves horses & works in a stable for a wealthy man. The man buys a horse named troubled animal named Danny for showing. The young girl has faith in this horse & knows she can prove he is a good horse.
The Littlest Horse Thieves (1977)
About a coal mine who decides to mechanize their process and destroy their pit ponies. Three young children steal the horses to save them, but their plan is foiled. The mine owners must decide the right course of action.
Casey’s Shadow (1978)
The tale of a grumpy racehorse trainer & his three sons. The oldest son returns from auction with a pregnant mare & convinces his father that she is worth keeping. As the youngster grows he becomes a potential champion.
International Velvet (1978)
The Black Stallion (1979)
About a boy named Alec traveling by boat with his father. The boat goes down and only the boy and an Arabian stallion are stranded on an island. They grow close & when Alec returns home he brings his horse with him.
The Electric Horseman (1979)
About a washed up cowboy named Sonny who winds up on stage in Vegas performing on horseback wearing a neon suit. When he realizes the animal is being drugged, he rides off into the desert followed by a journalist looking for the story.