A6-Horses, Brumby, Takhi, Lipizzaners, Mustangs

by road-traveled | created - 12 Apr 2014 | updated - 11 Dec 2017 | Public

Burros, Donkeys, Ponies, Mules. Work Horses, War Horses. Western Horses, Thoroughbreds, Racehorses. Cloud. Not on IMDb: 1)The Pacific Crest Trail: A Ride to Remember. Oregon Public Broadcasting DVD. 2010. A Washington couple with a ranch ride the entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail in 1 year, documenting their horseback ride. 2)Vaquero series.http://www.vaqueroseries.com/ 3). Wild Asia: The Arid Heart. Follows the Takhi, Prizewalski's horses through the seasons. Director: Alison Ballance. Filmed in Mongolia, India and Nepal.

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1. The Wild Pony (1983)

G | 87 min | Drama, Family

To save her ranch after the accidental death of her husband, a woman marries the man responsible for the mishap.

Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Marilyn Lightstone, Art Hindle, Josh Byrne, Kelsey McLeod

Votes: 52

2. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

A fiercely independent cowboy gets himself locked up in prison to escape with an old friend.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 7,503

Whiskey, the horse cowboy Jack has a running dialogue with. Early 1960s, Whiskey and Jack escape up a mountain, making it to the top and over.

3. Green Grass of Wyoming (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

In Wyoming, several ranchers have their prized mares stolen by a big wild white stallion and must recover them before the Governor's Stake trotting race day.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn, Robert Arthur, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 306

4. Pit Pony (1999– )

TV-G | 22 min | Drama

This Canadian series focuses on the McLean/Hall family in Nova Scotia in the early 1900's and their involvement in the coal industry. Young Willie enters the mines after the death of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Alex Wrathell, Jennie Raymond, Shaun Smyth, Ellen Page

Votes: 80

Ponies on Cape Breton Island. A Scottish boy and his pony. Filled with Scottish music. Canada Broadcasting Corporation.

5. Run Wild, Run Free (1969)

G | 100 min | Drama, Family

Philip Ransome, a northern English boy about ten-years-old, has been mute since age three and spends his days roaming the moors alone. His parents despair of a cure. One day, he sees a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: John Mills, Gordon Jackson, Sylvia Syms, Mark Lester

Votes: 371

6. The Speed of Orange (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Prepare for the ride of a lifetime as you watch the award-winning story of GHL, a horse racing entity comprised of the Hunt family. From acclaimed director Justin Hunt, this documentary of ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Hunt | Stars: Kelly Ganzerla, Garrett Gomez, Devlin Hunt, Glen Hunt

Votes: 11

7. Horses of Gettysburg (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 116 min | Documentary, History, War

Humans have relied on horses since the dawn of time, but there is no stronger bond than between a horse and rider on the battlefield. Narrated by Ronald F. Maxwell, director of the epic ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Bussler | Star: Ron Maxwell

Votes: 17

8. The Red Pony (1949)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Family, Western

A ranch boy is gifted with a colt, grows to love him but the colt escapes, with tragic results.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Myrna Loy, Robert Mitchum, Louis Calhern, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 843

Tom and his pony. Salinas, California ranch, before WWI.

9. Brighty of the Grand Canyon (1966)

89 min | Drama, Family

The antics of a burro named Brighty is set among the grandeur of the Grand Canyon. The animal endures some perilous adventures before finding friendship with a prospector who finally strikes it rich.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Jiggs the Donkey, Joseph Cotten, Pat Conway, Dick Foran

Votes: 105

A burro who lived in the Grand Canyon in 1906. A pack of hunting dogs, a cougar, and pack mules. DVD special features include wildlife of the Grand Canyon, reptiles, and cougar featurettes. More information about Brighty. More extra features. Gorgeous views of the Grand Canyon.

10. Justin Morgan Had a Horse (1972)

TV-G | 91 min | Family, Drama, Western

The circumstances that lead to the origination of the first American Bred Horse, the Morgan Horse.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Don Murray, R.G. Armstrong, Whit Bissell, Gary Crosby

Votes: 123

1700s, America The story of the foundation sire of the Morgan horse breed. Changing seasons.

11. Nature (1982– )
Episode: Legendary White Stallions (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Family

From PBS - At the famous Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Lipizzaners and their riders have been keeping audiences in thrall for centuries. The school is a unique and elite university, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schlamberger | Star: F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 26

Lipizzaners. Horses running in the fields. The life of horses before their training, and after. History of horses.

12. Pit Pony (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

A young boy working in Nova Scotia's treacherous coal mines in the beginning of the 20th century, finds a friend in a pony, one of the ponies used to haul coal up from the tunnels to be used at the railway and steel mill.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Ben Rose-Davis, Richard Donat, Jennie Raymond, Andrew Keilty

Votes: 217

12/14

13. War Horse: The Real Story (2012 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

Documentary about the roughly one million horses that were used by the British army during the first world war.

Director: George Pagliero | Star: Russell Boulter

Votes: 36

War Horses of WWI. Over a million horses served.

14. Bush Christmas (1947)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Fernside, Stan Tolhurst, Pat Penny

Votes: 364

Horses and a dog. 1940s Australian outback. Gorgeous scenery, -mountains, cliffs, woods, canyons. Children on horseback ride into the outback, looking for stolen horses. Their dog helps out.

15. Ride a Wild Pony (1975)

G | 91 min | Adventure, Family

Scott, a poor farm boy, is given a wild pony from a wealthy ranch owner's herd to ride to and from school. Scott and his pony soon become an inseparable team, until one day the pony ... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Michael Craig, John Meillon, Robert Bettles, Eva Griffith

Votes: 155

A Welsh pony in outback Australia, 400 miles from Sydney. A boy has the horse until the horse runs away, then a girl takes care of the pony. 1920s. Victoria and New South Wales. Ellison Ranch is portrayed by "Belltree", a 40 room homestead, built in 1907.

16. The Red Fury (1984)

PG | 105 min | Drama

The Red Fury is an inspiring story of three people, their unlikely friendship, and the wild stallion that changes their lives forever. Frankie, a lost Indian boy is rejected by the local ... See full summary »

Director: Lyman Dayton | Stars: Will Jordan, Katherine Cannon, Cal Bartlett, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 116

Pioneer days in Utah countryside. A horse and a boy, who has a way with horses. Nice countryside, trees and open land with rocky outcroppings.

Horses in Mongolia. Takhi horses and their importance. Horse racing by children. These episodes cover many areas, the native people, wildlife, land.

18. Danny (1977)

G | 90 min | Drama, Family

A young girl's special love for a horse helps them both.

Director: Gene Feldman | Stars: Page Feldman, Rebecca Page, Janet Zarish, Barbara Jean Earhardt

Votes: 92

A horse and a 12 year old girl. Riding, stables at a country estate. early 1970s New Jersey. Janie works on the estate, taking care of the horses, and eventually trains with the horse Danny for competition.

19. Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2011)

PG | 106 min | Documentary, Western

55 Metascore

A handful of unforgettable characters set out on a 100-day quest to tame a totally wild mustang for a Texas competition in this stunning and poignant documentary. Among them: Charles, a ... See full summary »

Directors: Alex Dawson, Greg Gricus

Votes: 211

Mustangs trained for competition. Horse trainers around the country.

20. White Mane (1953)

Approved | 47 min | Drama, Family

In the Camargue, France, a young boy bonds with a white haired horse that escaped from ranchers.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Alain Emery, Laurent Roche, Clan-Clan, Pascal Lamorisse

Votes: 1,882

A boy and a horse. Filmed in the south of France -Camargue, Bouches-du-Rhone.

21. Into the West (1992)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

71 Metascore

Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Rúaidhrí Conroy

Votes: 2,570 | Gross: $4.79M

A horse, 2 boys, and a journey through Ireland, into the west.

22. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

84 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 11,011

Arabian Stallion. 1940s, off North Africa, the Mediterranean. Riding a horse on the beach. A horse rescues a boy from a shipwreck, and the horse and boy form a close bond. Filmed in Gearhart and Nehalem, Oregon/ Sardinia, Italy/ Canada

23. The Turin Horse (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi

Votes: 14,315 | Gross: $0.05M

A horse on a rural, remote farm in Hungary. 1889. Horse pulls cart to town and back, even though the horse is old and ill. Stone farmhouse and barn, hills, grasslands.

24. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman

Votes: 4,564 | Gross: $7.30M

Horses. A girl with determination, and her love of horses. 1930s. Filmed in South Carolina. Atlantic City Boardwalk of 1930s. Mostly rural settings. Advisory -horse does stunts.

25. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

100 Metascore

The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge, Jean-Claude Guilbert

Votes: 16,064 | Gross: $0.04M

A donkey on a French farm. Plowing, hauling hay.

26. The Princess Stallion (1997 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

When her divorced mother dies, Sarah, a 15 year old Californian girl, is sent to live with her father on his farm in the Scottish highlands. There she meets a hermit (Fergus) who looks ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Haber | Stars: Ariana Richards, Andrew Keir, David Robb, Marcia Layton

Votes: 141

A horse on the Isle of Man. Border collies herding sheep. Nice views of countryside.

27. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

Votes: 7,437 | Gross: $20.66M

A herd of Brumby. Victoria, Australia, 1880s.

28. The Silver Brumby (1993)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

A mother tells her daughter a fable about the prince of the brumbies, brumby being a term for the feral horses of Australia, who must find its place among its kind, while one man makes it his mission to capture it and tame it.

Director: John Tatoulis | Stars: Caroline Goodall, Russell Crowe, Amiel Daemion, Johnny Raaen

Votes: 876

A brumby is a feral horse in Australia. An Australian Blue Heeler follows the man and his horse. Horses running through the falling snow. Horses running through the fields and forests. Gorgeous gum tree forests, panoramic views of Australian highlands. Filmed in Victoria at Dinner Plain, Bindi, Cobungra Station, Mount Hotham.

29. The Irish R.M. (1983–1985)

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama, History

When Major Sinclair Yeates leaves his home in England to work as the Irish Resident Magistrate, he finds that the justice system needs tempering somewhat to suit the local needs - and that ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Bowles, Bryan Murray, Anna Manahan, Brendan Conroy

Votes: 174

Horses in County Kildare, rural Ireland, 1890s. Cart horses, fox hunting horses. Sidesaddle riding, horses and a castle. Polo.

30. Buck (2011)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

Director: Cindy Meehl | Stars: Buck Brannaman, Gary Myers, Bibb Frazier, Betty Staley

Votes: 3,081 | Gross: $4.02M

Horses and Buck. 5/14

31. The Horse Boy (2009)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

A writer documents the journey his family takes to Mongolia to consult with nomadic shamans on the healing of their autistic son.

Director: Michel Orion Scott | Stars: Rupert Isaacson, Kristin Neff, Rowan Isaacson, Kendal Stewart

Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.16M

Animals, especially horses, that have a special reciprocal connection with a boy. Riding horses in Mongolia, hills and mountains. Gorgeous country. Mongolian reindeer people and their reindeer herd. Shamanism and healing. Filmed in Inner Mongolia and a Texas ranch.

32. Misty (1961)

Approved | 91 min | Family, Drama

Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild ponies of Assateague Island, and then auctions off the colts and yearlings to thin out the herd. A young brother and sister, ... See full summary »

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: David Ladd, Arthur O'Connell, Pam Smith, Anne Seymour

Votes: 255

A colt named Misty. Horses on an island. Filmed on the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague, Virginia. Horse and riders take a small boat across the channel. Horses swimming across the channel. Running horses along the beach. 1950s era. Cars with tail fins towing horse trailers. Numerous scenes filmed in kitchen with old gas stove.

33. Running Free (1999)

G | 81 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

22 Metascore

The tale of the extraordinary life and times of Lucky, a horse that was born in captivity but achieves his dream of running free with the help of a stableboy.

Director: Sergei Bodrov | Stars: Chase Moore, Maria Geelbooi, Arie Verveen, Jan Decleir

Votes: 591 | Gross: $0.10M

Horses in Africa, 1914.

34. The Irish R.M. (1983–1985)
Episode: A Royal Command (1984)

Not Rated | 51 min | Comedy, Drama, History

The Maharajah and his Indian polo team, visiting Skebawn, accept a "friendly" challenge from Flurry. To ensure he comes out ahead, Flurry sells a seemingly docile filly to John Cullinane.

Director: Peter Sykes | Stars: Peter Bowles, Bryan Murray, Doran Godwin, Lise Ann McLaughlin

Votes: 10

A polo match in rural Ireland, 1890s.

35. The Irish R.M. (1983–1985)
Episode: A Misdeal (1983)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Sally's new neighbor, Mr. Shoot, seeks help buying a horse. When the Knoxs and Yeates take him to the market, they are surprised to learn how clueless he really is. Flurry becomes jealous of Mr. Shoot's attention to Sally.

Directors: Robert Chetwyn, John Howard | Stars: Peter Bowles, Bryan Murray, Doran Godwin, Lise Ann McLaughlin

Votes: 16

horse race, rural Ireland, 1890s.

36. The Last Victory (2004)

88 min | Documentary

Documents the summer days in 2003 leading up to the running of Siena's Palio, a horse race around the city center, that dates back hundreds of years. Seventeen neighborhoods compete. This ... See full summary »

Director: John Appel | Stars: Egidio Mecacci, Paolo Rossi, Alma Savini, Roberto Papei

Votes: 158

Siena's Palio horse race, Tuscany, Italy. Horses ridden bareback around the city center, Piazza del Campo. Summer, 2003. No traffic in cobblestone streets, few vehicles. Panoramic views of town and countryside, gorgeous scenes. A 92 year old man and his comments of the race.

37. Seabiscuit (1939)

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

Original Documentary of the horse Seabiscuit, made in 1939 by the horse's owner Charles Howard.

Director: Manny Nathan | Stars: Martin Mason, Doc Bond, Charles Howard, Mrs. Charles Howard

Votes: 48

Charles Howard, Seabiscuit's owner, made this documentary in honor of Seabiscuit being Horse of the Year. Seabiscuit, from being born to winning races.

38. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Seabiscuit (2003)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

He was boxy, with stumpy legs that wouldn't completely straighten a short straggly tail and an ungainly gait; though he didn't look the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Ives | Stars: Scott Glenn, Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand, Farrell Jones

Votes: 87

Jockey Red Pollard and Seabiscuit and their special bond from their first meeting. Emotional story.

39. Kentucky (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Romeo and Juliet story set amidst horse racing in Kentucky. The family feud of lovers Jack and Sally goes back to the Civil War and is kept alive by her Uncle Peter.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 443

Begins during the Civil War, then later in 1938. Racehorses shown- Man O' War, War Admiral, Omaha, Gallant Fox, Bluegrass, Postman

40. The First Saturday in May (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Sport

58 Metascore

Follow six diverse trainers as they jockey for position along the 2006 Kentucky Derby trail.

Directors: Brad Hennegan, John Hennegan | Stars: Frank Amonte, Barbaro, Peter Brette, Chuck Chambers

Votes: 124 | Gross: $0.12M

6 thoroughbreds -Barbaro, Achilles of Troy, Brother Derek, Lawyer Ron, Jazil, and Sharp Humor. 6 horses and their team followed through to their entrance into the Kentucky Derby May 1st. Horses from New York, California, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky and Dubai.

41. Ruffian (2007 TV Movie)

85 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A look at the life of the thoroughbred filly that dominated horse racing in the early 1970s.

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Sam Shepard, Frank Whaley, Mark Adam, Lisa Arnold

Votes: 403

Ruffian, a race horse, winning her first ten races and setting records. 1970s. Filmed in Louisiana. DVD has commentary, many other great extras.

42. Barbaro: A Nation's Horse (2007 TV Movie)

Sport

Documentary special detailing the life and death of "Barbaro" - Kentucky derby winning race horse put down following the breaking of his leg.

Director: Rob Highland

Votes: 6

Barbaro, all of his races.

43. ESPN Films (2011– )
Episode: Charismatic (2011)

52 min | Documentary

In June of 1999 an unlikely colt named Charismatic, with down and out jockey Chris Antley aboard, headed down the stretch at the Belmont Stakes, just seconds away from becoming the first Triple Crown winner in nearly 21 years.

Directors: Jonathan Koch, Steven Michaels, Joel Surnow | Stars: Chris Antley, Jay Hovdey, D. Wayne Lukas, William Nack

Votes: 140

A horse, Charismatic. A jockey, Chris Antley. 1999 -Charismatic wins the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.

44. The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies, Ronald Squire, John Mills

Votes: 994

Horse racing in late 1940s. A rocking horse and it's rider know who the next race winner will be. Racetrack in the late 1940s. Rocking horse has gaping mouth, wild eyes, raised brows, flared nostrils. Adult film.

45. Glory (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Drama