Top 10 Horse Movies on Netflix Celebrating the Beautiful Bond Between Humans and Animals

Top 10 horse movies on Netflix
Top 10 Horse Movies on Netflix

Hey there my fellow movie buffs! Those of us who have a soft spot for horses are in luck because Netflix has brought us an amazing array of movies on horses to keep us entertained! These movies not only showcase the beauty and majesty of these creatures but also demonstrate the very special relationships between humans and the animals they love. These movies will take you to the thrill of horse racing or heartwarming stories about friendship and the camaraderie shared between humans and their horses. And now, do we have our popcorn ready? Come with me to watch some of the best horse films available on Netflix! 

List of the Top 10 Horse Movies Currently Streaming on Netflix

1. Horse Girl (2020)

Horse Girl
Horse Girl
  • Genre: Thriller/Mystery
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Director: Jeff Baena
  • Cast: Alison Brie, Debby Ryan, John Reynolds, Molly Shannon
  • IMDb Rating: 6/10

The film “Horse Girl”, directed by Jeff Baena, is an interesting thriller that stars Alison Brie as Sarah in the role of a socially awkward young girl whose life changes when her vivid dreams disrupt her life. This 103-minute movie shows Sarah’s life and her relationship with a horse called Willow whilst she battles mental health issues. Although the horses only have minor roles to play, Willow represents Sarah’s inner conflict and desire for connection. Thus, “Horse Girl” blends supernaturalism and mystery in such a way that is completely different from any other movie out there thus making it an exceptional cinematic experience. 

2. Walk. Ride. Rodeo (2019)

Walk Ride Rodeo
Walk Ride Rodeo
  • Genre: Sport/Drama
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Director: Conor Allyn
  • Cast: Missi Pyle, Spencer Locke, Bailey Chase
  • IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Directed by Conor Allyn, “Walk. Ride. Rodeo” is one of the most loved Horse movies on Netflix based on the real life story of Amberly Snyder. When a horrific car accident leaves her paralyzed, her dreams of college scholarship and pro rodeo career seemed to end. However, 

She refuses to give up and fights for her dreams. This touching story of grit and determination makes the movie a must-watch for horse-lovers or fans of inspiring real life tales. 

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3. Rock My Heart (2017)

Rock My Heart - A movie made on Human and Horse relationship
  • Genre: Family/Drama
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Director: Hanno Olderdissen
  • Cast: Lena Klenke, Emilio Sakraya, Milan Peschel
  • IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

“Rock My Heart” is a heartfelt story of courage and determination. This German drama tells about Jana, a 17-year-old energetic young girl with a heart defect. Things change when she meets a resilient horse named Rock My Heart. Deciding not to waste away whatever time she has got left, Jana decides to take part as an amateur jockey in a competitive race. This movie is a reminder that courage and bravery can move mountains in the face of adversity.

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4. 7 Days Out (2018)

7 Days Out
7 Days Out
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Season: 1
  • Episodes: 6
  • Directors: Andrew Rossi, Andrew Fried, Robert Richman, Michael John Warren
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

If you’re a fan of horse racing, you most likely know about the popular Kentucky Derby that takes place in Churchill Downs in Louisville every year. “7 Days Out” is a 6-episode documentary that gives us a thorough sneak peek into the preparation of the event one week prior to the race. This exciting documentary also shows us what goes behind preparing other events like the Westminster Dog Show, Chanel’s Haute Couture, and the League of Legends championship.

5. My Little Pony: A New Generation (2021)

My Little Pony: A New Generation (2021)
  • Genre: Family/Comedy
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Directors: Robert Cullen, José Luis Ucha
  • Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Kimiko Glenn, James Marsden, Sofia Carson
  • IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

“My Little Pony: A New Generation” is a Netflix animated adventure film under the “My Little Pony” franchise. Set in a world of mythical creatures like unicorns, ponies and pegasi called Maretown, the arrival of a newcomer sets Sunny and her friends on a new adventure to bring magic back into the world. This cute and funny musical is a must watch for kids! 

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6. Concrete Cowboy (2020)

Concrete Cowboy 2020
  • Genre: Western/Drama
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Director: Ricky Staub
  • Cast: Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, Byron Bowers
  • IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

Directed by Ricky Staub, “Concrete Cowboy” takes us to the heart of Philadelphia’s Fletcher Street Stables where a troubled 15-year-old named Cole is sent to live with his estranged father. The story follows Cole in his journey to find guidance and closeness within the horseriding community. This touching and powerful movie sheds light into Philadelphia’s horse riding culture and includes themes of parenthood, identity and community. 

7. My Heroes Were Cowboys (2021)

My Heroes Were Cowboys (2021)
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 22 minutes
  • Director: Tyler Greco
  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

My Heroes Were Cowboys is not a film but a short documentary directed by Tyler Greco that follows Robin Wiltshire, a trainer for horses, whose love for the Western cowboys led him to a life dedicated to horses. The documentary pays homage to the Cowboys of the West and their legacy and showcases a glimpse into the life of horse wranglers. 

8. Free Rein: Valentine’s Day (2019)

Free Rein: Valentine's Day (2019)
  • Genre: Kids
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Director: Marek Losey
  • Cast: Jaylen Barron, Joe Ashman, Manpreet Bambra, Celine Buckens
  • IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Free Reign is the one of the best British TV series on horses. In 2019, Netflix launched “Free Rein: Valentine’s Day” , a special companion film. The story revolves around Zoe, a young teen who spends her summer with her horse Raven in the Bright Fields Stable. Zoe and her friends find themselves in a quest to find the fabled “Maid’s Stone” that’s known to bring luck in love. With themes of friendship, loyalty and identity, this one is popular among young adults! 

9. Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas (2018)

Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas (2018)
  • Genre: Kids
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Director: Marek Losey
  • Cast: Jaylen Barron, Joe Ashman, Manpreet Bambra, Celine Buckens
  • IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

“Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas” is yet another special of the popular TV show, “Free Rein”. This episode follows Zoe and her friends on a festive adventure that reveals a lot of secrets and ensues drama. This entertainment packed episode is a must-watch if you’re a fan of the series, or better yet, a fan of horses! 

10. Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas (2019) 

Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas (2019)
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Director: Allan Jacobsen, Kevin Wotton, Stephen Cooper, Josh Taback
  • Cast: Amber Frank, Bailey Gambertoglio, Sydney Park
  • IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

Spirit Riding Free is an animated children’s show about a girl named Lucky and her horse named Spirit. “Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas” is a Christmas special where Lucky and her friends go on a festive adventure in quest of a perfect gift for her father. Misfortune hits when she and her friends get trapped due to a sudden blizzard. Catch this adventure filled special on Netflix if you love cute stories and horses! 

We hope you liked this list that we curated here. These are some of the top rated movies for horse lovers on Netflix! From grand adventures to funny animated stories, we’ve got it all covered!