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The Greatest TV Shows About Horses

Updated July 6, 2020 1.1k votes 202 voters 6.2k views23 items

List RulesThe 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 live action or cartoons, 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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  • Heartland1
    120
    24

    Heartland

    Amber Marshall, Graham Wardle

    Premiered2007

    Heartland (CBC, 2007) is a Canadian family drama television series created by Lauren Brooke,...  more
  • Free Rein2
    121
    33

    Free Rein

    Jaylen Barron, Céline Buckens

    Premiered2017

    Free Rein (Netflix, 2017) is a British drama television series created by Vicky Lutas and Anna...  more
  • The Saddle Club3
    51
    21

    The Saddle Club

    Marny Kennedy, Brett Tucker

    Premiered2001

    The Saddle Club is a children's television series based on the books written by Bonnie Bryant...  more
  • Spirit Riding Free4
    53
    28

    Spirit Riding Free

    Amber Frank, Sydney Park

    Premiered2017

    Spirit Riding Free (Netflix, 2017) is a computer-animated series based on the 2002...  more
  • Horseland5
    Horseland is an US-American animated series produced by DIC Entertainment. It is a comic...  more
  • The Adventures of Black Beauty6
    30
    18

    The Adventures of Black Beauty

    Judi Bowker, Michael Culver

    Premiered1972

    The Adventures of Black Beauty is a British children's television drama series produced by...  more
  • Wildfire7
    21
    22

    Wildfire

    Genevieve Cortese, Dennis Weaver

    Premiered2005

    Wildfire is a US television series that aired on ABC Family, which was produced by Lionsgate...  more
  • Mister Ed8
    19
    19

    Mister Ed

    Allan Lane, Alan Young

    Premiered1961

    Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways that first aired in...  more
  • The Lone Ranger9
    16
    18

    The Lone Ranger

    Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore

    Premiered1966

    The Lone Ranger is the central character of an American animated television series that ran 26...  more
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic10
    32
    43

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

    Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain

    Premiered2010

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as...  more
  • Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy11
    5
    11

    Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy

    Amber Frank, Bailey Gambertoglio

    Premiered2020

    Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy (Netflix, 2020) is an animated kids television series and...  more
  • My Friend Flicka12
    9
    18

    My Friend Flicka

    Anita Louise, Gene Evans

    Premiered1956

    My Friend Flicka is a 39-episode western television series set at the fictitious Goose Bar...  more
  • Godless13
    8
    19

    Godless

    Jeff Daniels, Jack O'Connell

    Premiered2017

    Godless (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series created by Scott Frank. Roy Goode (Jack...  more
  • My Little Pony14
    15
    34

    My Little Pony

    Madeline Kahn, Danny Cooksey

    Premiered1984

    My Little Pony is an American animated television series produced by Sunbow Productions and...  more
  • BoJack Horseman15
    13
    35

    BoJack Horseman

    Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris

    Premiered2014

    BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael...  more
  • Luck16
    5
    18

    Luck

    Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina

    Premiered2011

    Luck is an American dramatic television series created by David Milch and starring Dustin...  more
  • The Adventures of Champion17

    Premiered1955

    The Adventures of Champion is an American children's Western series that aired from September...  more
  • Follyfoot18
    4
    14

    Follyfoot

    Desmond Llewelyn, Arthur English

    Premiered1971

    Follyfoot is a children's television series co-produced by the majority-partner British...  more
  • Fury19
    4
    20

    Fury

    Peter Graves, Roger Mobley

    Premiered1955

    Fury is an American western television series that aired on NBC from 1955 to1960. It stars...  more
  • Thunder20
    1
    14

    Thunder

    Melora Hardin, Clint Ritchie

    Premiered1977

    Thunder is a television series which aired on Saturday Mornings on NBC during the 1977-1978...  more
  • The Rifleman21
    1
    14

    The Rifleman

    Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford

    Premiered1958

    The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas...  more
  • My Little Pony: Pony Life22
    0
    7

    My Little Pony: Pony Life

    Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman

    Premiered2020

    My Little Pony: Pony Life (Discovery Family, 2020) is a animated fantasy television series and...  more
  • Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse23
    0
    17

    Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse

    Stacey DePass, Dwayne Hill

    Premiered2000

    Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse is a Korean Canadian animated television show produced by Nelvana...  more