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The Greatest TV Shows About Horses

Updated July 6, 2020 1.0k votes 184 voters 5.5k 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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  • 1
    Heartland
    104
    23

    Heartland

    Amber Marshall, Graham Wardle

    Premiered2007

    Heartland (CBC, 2007) is a Canadian family drama television series created by Lauren Brooke,... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Free Rein
    114
    34

    Free Rein

    Jaylen Barron, Céline Buckens

    Premiered2017

    Free Rein (Netflix, 2017) is a British drama television series created by Vicky Lutas and Anna... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    The Saddle Club
    47
    20

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Spirit Riding Free
    49
    28

    Spirit Riding Free

    Amber Frank, Sydney Park
    Spirit Riding Free (Netflix, 2017) is a computer-animated series based on the 2002... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Horseland
    Horseland is an US-American animated series produced by DIC Entertainment. It is a comic... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    The Adventures of Black Beauty
    28
    19

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Wildfire
    20
    23

    Wildfire

    Genevieve Cortese, Dennis Weaver

    Premiered2005

    Wildfire is a US television series that aired on ABC Family, which was produced by Lionsgate... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
    31
    41

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Mister Ed
    16
    20

    Mister Ed

    Allan Lane, Alan Young

    Premiered1961

    Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways that first aired in... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Lone Ranger
    13
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 11
    My Little Pony: Pony Life
    0
    4

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy
    4
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 13
    My Friend Flicka
    8
    19

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Godless
    7
    18

    Godless

    Jeff Daniels, Jack O'Connell

    Premiered2017

    Godless (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series created by Scott Frank. Roy Goode (Jack... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    My Little Pony
    14
    34

    My Little Pony

    Madeline Kahn, Danny Cooksey

    Premiered1984

    My Little Pony is an American animated television series produced by Sunbow Productions and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    BoJack Horseman
    13
    34

    BoJack Horseman

    Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris

    Premiered2014

    BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 2014) is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Luck
    5
    19

    Luck

    Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina

    Premiered2011

    Luck is an American dramatic television series created by David Milch and starring Dustin... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Follyfoot
    4
    15

    Follyfoot

    Desmond Llewelyn, Arthur English

    Premiered1971

    Follyfoot is a children's television series co-produced by the majority-partner British... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Adventures of Champion

    Premiered1955

    The Adventures of Champion is an American children's Western series that aired from September... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Fury
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Thunder
    0
    15

    Thunder

    Melora Hardin, Clint Ritchie

    Premiered1977

    Thunder is a television series which aired on Saturday Mornings on NBC during the 1977-1978... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    The Rifleman
    0
    15

    The Rifleman

    Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford

    Premiered1958

    The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse
    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 on Wikipedia