Our most popular post has to be our list of horse movies & it seems to have earned itself a bit of attention. While it’s a fantastic resource, it became cumbersome. So we’ve organized them into categories based on their decade of release.
Some Offbeat Titles
Today it’s all about horse movies of the 1990’s which gave us interesting flicks like Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, silly humor like Hot to Trot & the long awaited Return to Snowy River. Each one provides a brief description with links to their IMDB & where they can be purchased or watched online. Enjoy!
King of the Wind (1990)
Tells the story of the original Godolphin Arabian, father to a great line of Thoroughbreds. His name was Sham & he was born with superstitious signs of both good & evil. He is given to the King of France & adored by his mute stable boy.
Primo Baby (1990)
The story of a troubled teen who is sent to live with a horse breeder. Paschal forms a friendship with a horse who has bad eyes and is destined for an untimely end. Together they prove that everyone has a champion inside.
The Rogue Stallion (1990)
About a girl whose family moves back to New Zealand after her father dies. She is hoping for horses but finds unfriendly locals & a dilapidated house, until she becomes fascinated with a wild stallion that roams the countryside.
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (1991)
The tale of young Sonora during the depression. She leaves home & takes a job with a girl & horse diving act. During the act she has an accident & looses her sight, forcing her to prove to everyone she can still do her job.
Dark Horse (1992)
Based on a true story about a young equestrian from Canada and her misunderstood horse named Torka. This movie follows her trials as she trains her difficult horse in the hopes of making the Canadian Olympic dressage team.
The Silver Stallion: King of the Wild Brumbies (1993)
Also Called The Silver Brumby this movie recounts the story of a legendary silver stallion who is forced into quick adulthood. The stallion is ruthlessly hunted by a mountain man who turns to underhanded tactics to catch his prize.
Black Beauty (1994)
A Horse for Danny (1995)
A horse trainer facing tough competition is convinced by his daughter to put faith into an animal she is believes will be a winner. They end up in a bitter struggle with the previous owners over the animal.
Breaking Free (1995)
Tells the story of a troubled youth who opts for community service at a camp for the blind to pay for his crimes. He finds friendship with a blind gymnast & together they overcome obstacles through teamwork & show jumping.
In Pursuit Of Honor (1995)
A group of cavalry men defy orders to destroy hundreds of the army’s horses & take the horses for the Canadian border to save them. Caught up in the moment, the soldiers neglect to consider the consequences of their rash & brave actions.
Something to Talk About (1995)
Grace is managing her father’s riding-stable & discovers that her husband is having an affair. After confronting him she goes to her sister’s house to make up her mind, thus causing a stir in her parent’s marriage, too.
Two Bits and Pepper (1995)
Two Bits and Pepper tells the tale of two young children who are kidnapped by a bumbling pair of criminals for ransom. The kids manage to make fools of their captors and are rescued by a couple of talking horses.
The story of a boy who lost part of his eyesight in a riding accident & becomes withdrawn. Until he meets a giant horse with a big heart named Amanda. Through this bond he overcomes his fears & finds strength in his giant friend.
Pit Pony (1997)
Set early in 20th century Nova Scotia, Pit Pony is about 10 year old Willie, the son of a coal miner. His father is injured, so he is forced into the mines to support the family. His bond with a pit pony helps him make it through the tough time.
The Princess Stallion (1997)
About a young girl named Sarah who looses her mother & is sent to live with her father in the Scottish highlands. She befriends a strange hermit who saves animals & is convinced she sees a white horse in the mist hunted by poachers.
About a young boy named Connor whose idyllic small town life begins to crumble. His father leaves home to look for work & he has to sell his horse. The boy is sad to learn his horse’s new owner is cruel & must take action.
Nico the Unicorn (1998)
Based on a novel by Frank Sacks, Nico the Unicorn is about 11 year old Billy who is hurt by a drunk driver. Later him & his mother discover a horse at a beat up circus. They save the horse, only to find out the horse has a surprise for them.
Return to Snowy River (1998)
Sequel to The Man From Snowy River, when Jim comes home from herding the horses he caught he finds life different in Snowy River. His girlfriend has a new suitor and the locals are being pushed out of the high country.
Second Chances (1998)
Based on a true story, Second Chances is about a young girl whose life changes after an auto accident that seriously injures her & kills her father. It takes the friendship of a lame horse named Ginger to help pull her from her sadness.
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
The Horse Whisperer is a movie about a girl named Grace who suffers a car accident while riding that kills her best friend and injures her & her mount. Grace’s mother enlists the help of a horse whisperer in aid in their recovery.
The Little Unicorn (1998)
About a young girl who looses her favorite mare to a bad pregnancy. To her surprise the mare’s foal is a unicorn that she soon falls in love with. Unfortunately the press catch wind of the secret & broadcast it.
Running Free (1999)
The story of a colt born on a cargo ship en route to Africa & separated from his mother. An orphan boy looks after the colt until war breaks out & the animal flees to the desert. There he is befriended & helped by an antelope & a native girl.
Loosely based on the abduction of a famous IRA racehorse named Sherger. When the Irish government refuses to pay ransom for the horse, his life hangs in the balance until a runaway stable boy helps him escape.
About a group of schemers whose horse racing gambling scam is uncovered by an official who blackmails them. 20 years into the future two of them have become successful trainers, until they realize their scam problems aren’t over.
The White Pony (1999)
A tale about a young girl who visits her uncles ranch in Ireland. When a horse is injured while Leah is riding it she is grounded & befriended by a leprechaun who speaks only to her & confirms her suspicions that she’s seen a unicorn.