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The Greatest TV Shows About Horses  

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List Rules The best shows about, or starring, horses, both scripted and reality.

Though it's not really possible to hate a horse, it's very true that there are 'horse people' and there are 'non-horse people' in this world. You're either that one person who's obsessed with horses is an expert rider, has way too many posters of horses around, and might even own a horse or two, or... You don't really give them a second thought. But the fact is horses are majestic creatures, and even if you're not obsessed with horses, the horses that often grace our TV screens make for entertaining and enjoyable content.

Since the beginning of TV, there's been no shortage of shows about horses that have pulled us into their world and proven just how calm and relaxing a world filled with horses really is (unless that world is BoJack Horseman). Whether they're shows for kids, adults, or every age in between, there are TV shows about horses for everyone.

The series on this list, all of which feature a horse of one kind or another as the star - from silly scruffy little horses to majestic, proud stallions - are all here to get our love of the horse world galloping, while reminding us exactly why they've been such an integral part of humanity and TV since the beginning. So let's put on our horseshoes and rank this list of shows about horses from best to worst.

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Free Rein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Jaylen Barron, Céline Buckens, Kerry Ingram
Free Rein (Netflix, 2017) is a British children's television series created by Vicky Lutas and Anna McCleery. After befriending a mysterious horse during a summer in the English countryside, ...more
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Heartland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Morena Baccarin, Dabney Coleman, Melinda Dillon
Heartland is a Canadian family drama television series which debuted on CBC on October 14, 2007. The series is based on the Heartland book series by Lauren Brooke. The TV series changes the ...more
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Horseland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Horseland is an US-American animated series produced by DIC Entertainment. It is a comic mischief program following events in the lives of a group of children riding at Horseland, an equestrian ...more
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Spirit Riding Free is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Amber Frank, Sydney Park, Bailey Gambertoglio
Spirit Riding Free (Netflix, 2017) is a computer-animated series based on the 2002 Oscar-nominated film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Set during the 19th century in the small town of ...more
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The Adventures of Black Beauty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Judi Bowker, Michael Culver, William Lucas
The Adventures of Black Beauty is a British children's television drama series produced by London Weekend Television and shown by ITV in the United Kingdom between 1972 and 1974. It was ...more
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Wildfire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Genevieve Cortese, Dennis Weaver, Nana Visitor
Wildfire is a US television series that aired on ABC Family, which was produced by Lionsgate Television, Piller², and The Segan Company. The show premiered on June 20, 2005; its fourth and ...more
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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of its My Little Pony toy franchise, which is tied in with the 2010 launch of dolls and play sets, ...more
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The Saddle Club is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
The Saddle Club Marny Kennedy, Brett Tucker, Briony Behets
The Saddle Club is a children's television series based on the books written by Bonnie Bryant and is an Australia/Canada co-production. Like the book series, the scripted live action series ...more
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Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines
Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways that first aired in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961, and then on CBS from October 1, 1961, to February 6, ...more
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The Lone Ranger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart
The Lone Ranger is the central character of an American animated television series that ran 26 episodes on CBS from September 10, 1966, to September 6, 1969. The series was produced by Herb ...more
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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
BoJack Horseman is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy ...more
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My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Madeline Kahn, Danny Cooksey, Rhea Perlman
My Little Pony is an American animated television series produced by Sunbow Productions and Marvel Productions based on the My Little Pony toys released by Hasbro. The series featured as the ...more
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Luck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz
Luck is an American dramatic television series created by David Milch and starring Dustin Hoffman. The pilot episode was directed by Michael Mann. The series premiered on January 29, 2012. HBO ...more
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Follyfoot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Desmond Llewelyn, Arthur English, Kathy Staff
Follyfoot is a children's television series co-produced by the majority-partner British television company Yorkshire Television and the independent West German company TV Munich. It aired in the ...more
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The Rifleman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix
The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son, Mark McCain. It was set in the 1870s and 1880s in the town ...more
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Godless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Jeff Daniels, Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery
Godless (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series created by Scott Frank. Roy Goode (Jack O'Connell) is an outlaw on the run from his former boss, the outlaw Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels), who ...more
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The Adventures of Champion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Jim Bannon
The Adventures of Champion is an American children's Western series that aired from September 23, 1955 to March 3, 1956 for 26 episodes on CBS. In the United Kingdom, the series was re-broadcast ...more
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Fury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Peter Graves, Roger Mobley, William Fawcett
Fury is an American western television series that aired on NBC from 1955 to1960. It stars Peter Graves as Jim Newton, who operates the Broken Wheel Ranch in California; Bobby Diamond as Jim's ...more
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My Friend Flicka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Anita Louise, Gene Evans, Frank Ferguson
My Friend Flicka is a 39-episode western television series set at the fictitious Goose Bar Ranch in Wyoming at the turn of the 20th century. The program was filmed in color but initially aired ...more
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Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Stacey DePass, Dwayne Hill, Ron Pardo
Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse is a Korean Canadian animated television show produced by Nelvana & KBS. It tells the stories of a young horse named Marvin who is part of a carnival. Among the ...more
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Thunder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Horses
Melora Hardin, Clint Ritchie
Thunder is a television series which aired on Saturday Mornings on NBC during the 1977-1978 television season. The show centered on the adventures of Cindy Prescott and her friend, Willie ...more