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We Ask the Industry: What’s Your Favorite Horse Movie for COVID-19 Quarantine? Vote in Our Poll

Movies about horses are fairly common, but it takes a very special movie to impress true horse people. So, we asked some of our fellow equestrians what horse movie they’ll be watching during Coronavirus quarantine.

With the future unknown at this point, we wanted to provide some heartwarming and fun equine-related movies for the entire family to enjoy. Some of these films bring back wonderful childhood memories, and we would like to know which horse films are the leading choices among the GoHorseShow community.

Please vote in our poll which includes the top films mentioned by our industry experts. Did we miss any? Let us know.

Johne Dobbs – Has to be Secretariat…but maybe kids should watch the original National Velvet with the young Elizabeth Taylor. I remember watching it on television as a horse-crazy girl.




Maggie Bellville – Blazing Saddles. The palomino is gorgeous, and the lines are hysterical. I can watch and recite almost every line and never tire.


Lauren Stanley
– Seabiscuit is one of my all-time favorite movies. I remember watching that movie as a kid. I would run out to our trampoline and pretend I was Seabiscuit as I raced around the edge on all fours.

Carli Pitts – Spirit – It’s an animated movie about a horse that had never had human contact. No one could ride him until he met his “person” that he would do anything for. Cheesy, but we’ve all had those horses that we had an immediate connection with. This movie always makes me think of them.


Amy Groefsema
– Well, I’m not sure if this counts, but I’m going back and watching the past seasons of Yellowstone to be ready for the new season in June.





Johnna Letchworth-Clark – Seabiscuit – I love the main female character. She stands for something she believes in (loves) until the very end.





Katy Jo Zuidema
– The Man From Snowy River 1 and 2 and also Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, all the way. If you don’t well up when they shoot Denny, you’re not an American horse person.


Dakota Diamond Griffith – My favorite horse movie is an oldie but a goodie – Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken and for the unicorn lover out there, watch The Last Unicorn.




Vanessa Froman
– Hands down – it’s Secretariat. I watch it at the beginning of every year. I cry and my heart races every time, even though I know what happens. Ugh, I get teary just thinking about that movie. Love it.


Jenn Wheeler
– Justin says Jeremiah Johnson even though we don’t get to watch movies because we aren’t quarantined. Of course, we have a job where we still have to work like usual. I would pick Lonesome Dove. Jaycee would definitely pick Spirit.




Whitney Vicars
– My favorite for sure is Secretariat. I also really like Seabiscuit and Black Beauty. I watched this one a lot as a kid, Dreamer, and War Horse. Then, I know they aren’t really movies, but I absolutely love watching videos from past World Shows that we’ve collected over the years. It’s so fun to relive the emotions of every ride and to see how things have changed.

Emma Edwards – A favorite horse movies for quarantine would definitely include Secretariat. I think that is my all-time favorite and some others would include Seabiscuit and Flicka.





Emma Garcia
– I’ve got a lot. Secretariat, Spirit, Hidalgo, Seabiscuit, Black Beauty, War Horse, and International Velvet. Every one of those makes me cry like a baby.



Brad Ost
– Secretariat – Because of his owner’s unwavering faith in the horse. She saw something special in him, and I think any horse person can relate to that.




Andrea Kail – Secretariat and Seabiscuit…even though we’ve seen both a million times. I still find myself on the edge of my seat cheering during every race. Classics!


Rebecca Bunting
– I just watched The Mustang, and it was an amazing movie. It was a great testament to what horses can do for rehabilitation in the prison system. National Velvet with Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor and War Horse are other great movies to watch.



Julian Harris
– Secretariat! I still have a bunch of horse racing simulating video games which are actually really fun.


Blake Carney
– Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and when I was little, we had a movie in the house called, Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken and it’s about diving horses during the Depression. I wasn’t even riding horses at that age, but that movie was on a lot in our house.


Janae Walker
– Seabiscuit – Still one of my all-time favorite movies, but also great to see again during the challenging times we are in right now.



Can you think of any our experts missed?   Let us know in the comments.

What is your favorite horse-related movie to watch during COVID-19 quarantine? Vote from the top titles mentioned in the article.

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