It Ain't Hay

Original title: It Ain't Hay
Director: Erle C. Kenton
Country and year: USA / 1943
Genre: Comedy

Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Grace McDonald, Patsy O'Connor, Eugene Pallette

In one of their most genial comedies -- based on a Damon Runyon story -- Bud Abbott and Lou Costello have to help one friend (Cecil Kellaway) replace his beloved carriage horse, and another friend (Leightno Noble) put together a US Army camp show. Through a misunderstanding, they take what they think is a worthless nag from a racetrack stall, only to discover that they've actually stolen "Tea Biscuit," the world's greatest racehorse. Not only are the authorities after the pair -- who try to hide the horse in their hotel room -- but so is freelance trouble-shooter Eugene Pallette (who already has had one unrelated run-in with the boys), and complicating matters even further are three racetrack touts (led by Shemp Howard) who want to cash in on the mistake. Grace McDonald and Patsy O'Connor), along with bandleader Noble and the Step Brothers, provide the music and dancing in this wild romp, that takes us from New York's Central Park to the racetrack at Saratoga. Bruce Eder, All Movie Guide

The valley of Gwangi

Original title: The valley of Gwangi
Director: Jim O’connolly
Country and year: USA / 1969
Genre: Sci-Fi, Western

Cast: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith, Freda Jackson

When a traveling Wild West show comes to town, the natives are frightened by a one-foot-tall horse that is believed to be a bad omen. The superstitious natives try to return the horse to The Valley of Gwangi to avert disaster. Tuck and T.J. try to help archaeologist Bromley find the tiny equine in the valley, but they unleash a prehistoric giant monster in the process in this implausible adventure feature. Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide

The Phantom horse

Original title: Maboroshi no uma
Director: Koji Shima
Country and year: Japan / 1955
Genre: Drama

Cast: Bontarô Miyake, Ayako Wakao, Yukihiro Iwatare, Yoshiro Kitahara, Koreya Senda, Akihiko Yusa

The Phantom Horse travelled under the title Mabaroshi Nouma when it was first released in Japan. The protagonist is a young boy from a poor family, whose best friend is his horse. In the climax, the horse wins a local derby, providing financial security for the boy and his household. Strange that so much critical approval was bestowed upon this film at a time when no Hollywood producer would try to get away with so bromidic a plotline. Stranger still, the well-photographed but exceedingly derivative Phantom Horse was one of Japan's entries in the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

The Electric Horseman

Original title: The Electric Horseman
Director: Sydney Pollack
Country and year: USA / 1979
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Western, Romance

Cast: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson, Nicolas Coster

Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into the desert... Written by Colin Tinto for imdb.

Dance with him

Original title: Danse avec lui
Director: Valérie Guignabodet
Country and year: France / 2007
Genre: Drama

Cast: Mathilde Seigner, Sami Frey, Jean-François Pignon, Anny Duperey, Anthony Delon, Jean Dell, Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus

Three years after a dramatic break-up that transformed her existence, Alexandra learns to live and love again thanks to an unsettling encounter with an older horseman and his stallion.

Jumping Over Puddles

Original title: Uz zase skácu pres kaluze
Director: Karel Kachyna
Country and year: Czechoslovakia - West Germany / 1970
Genre: Family, Drama

: Vladimír Dlouhý, Bozena Böhmová, Michal Dlouhý, Zdena Hadrbolcová, Josef Karlík, Karel Hlusicka

This Czechoslovakian children's film takes place during the last days of the Austro-Hungarian empire. There is nothing the young son of the Imperial horse-trainer loves more than riding his own horse. Then he is stricken by polio, then hospitalization and operations follow. Still, for the time he is lucky, for he can get around for short distances on crutches, though he usually uses a wheelchair. With the help of his friends, he is able to ride his horse again, and his joy knows no bounds. Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

The horsemasters

Original title: The horsemasters
Director: William Fairchild
Country and year: USA / 1961
Genre: Drama

Cast: Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Janet Munro, Tony Britton, Donald Pleasence

A group of young, energetic riders struggle to attain the ultimate equestrian title - horsemaster.


Original title: Milady
Director: François Leterrier
Country and year: France / 1976
Genre: Drama

Cast: Jacques Dufilho, Claude Giraud, Jean Martinelli, François Marthouret, Pascale de Boysson, Michel Dupleix

Based on the novel by Paul Morand. The movie tells the story of Gardefort, rider of the Cadre Noir of Saumur, and their newly purchased mare, Milady. During two years Gardefort will train the mare until they reach the highest level of haute école. However, economic problems forced him to sell all he has, including his mare that is purchased by a Belgian banker, who transforms the mare in a circus horse. When Gardefort sees that, he will do the only thing that he considers valid and correct.

The colt

Original title: The colt
Director: Yelena Lanskaya
Country and year: USA / 2005
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War

Cast: Ryan Merriman, William MacDonald, Steve Bacic, Scott Heindl, Peter LaCroix

Ryan Merriman stars in this moving, harrowing drama as Jim Rabb, a Union soldier mired in the hellish violence of the Civil War whose life and fate are changed in unexpected ways when his beloved mare gives birth.

The White, the Yellow, and the Black

Original title: Il bianco, il giallo, il nero
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Country and year: Italy, France, Spain / 1975
Genre: Western, Adventure, Comedy

Cast: Giuliano Gemma, Tomas Milian, Eli Wallach, Manuel de Blas, Jacques Berthier, Romano Puppo, Nazzareno Zamperla, Edy Biagetti, Hideo Saito, France Nuyen

Sergio Corbucci's final Euro-western tells the story of an off and on partnership among three western rogues, characterized in broad racial tones; the White, the Yellow, and the Black. Each of them is searching for a valuable Asian horse.

The horse boy

Original title: The horse boy
Director: Michel O. Scott
Country and year: USA / 2009
Genre: Documentary

Cast: Rowan Isaacson, Rupert Isaacson, Kristin Neff

The Horse Boy does more than chronicle Rowan and his family’s journey across this vast, wild landscape. It delves into the strange world of autism itself, the relationship between humans and animals, between different cultures, different ways of being (autistic versus normal, or ‘neuro-typical’), and the nature of healing. We hear the varied theories on autism from the experts in the field, well-known researchers of autism such as Dr Simon Baron-Cohen of Cambridge University, Dr Temple Grandin, recovered autist and professor of animal behaviour at Colorado State University, and Anthropologist and researcher Roy Richard Grinker of the George Washington University. But above all, The Horse Boy tells the story of a family that goes to the end of the earth to find a way into their son's life.


Wind dancer

Original title: Wind dancer
Director: Craig Clyde
Country and year: Canada, USA / 1993
Genre: Drama, family

Cast: K.C. Clyde, Jana Fillmore, Nicholas Guest, Pamela Guest, Mel Harris

When a riding accident leaves a young girl unable to walk, her widowed father seeks help from a renowned and beautiful therapist who uses animals to help people. But the girl must first learn to trust the doctor - and so must her father. Ultimately, a spirited, purebred horse named Wind Dancer will hold the key to the girl's future!

Wild hearts can't be broken

Original title: Wild hearts can't be broken
Director: Steve Miner
Country and year: USA / 1991
Genre: Drama, romance

Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman, Kathleen York

Based on the true story of Sonora Webster, a stunt rider whose famous trick was to dive on horseback into a tank of water.

A horse for Danny

Original title: A horse for Danny
Director: Dick Lowry
Country and year: USA / 1995
Genre: Family, drama

Cast: Leelee Sobieski, Robert Urich, Ron Brice, Gary Basaraba, Erik Jensen

An eleven-year-old girl and her horse trainer father set their sights on a potential champion and wind up in the midst of a bitter political struggle in this inspirational family drama.

Touching wild horses

Original title: Touching wild horses
Director: Eleanor Lindo
Country and year: Canada, UK, Germany / 2002
Genre: Drama

Cast: Mark Rendall, Jane Seymour, Charles Martin Smith, Gloria Slade, James McGowan

When tragedy strikes his family, young Mark Benton is thrown upon the mercy of his enigmatic, prickly Aunt Fiona, who shares her home on a magical island off the coast of Nova Scotia with a herd of enchanting, graceful wild ponies. For 20 years, Sable Island has been Fiona's refuge from her own secret tragedy but she doesn't seem to have any mercy to spare, only rules. Mark is not to call her Aunt. He must not tell lies. Most importantly of all, he is never to touch the wild horses.But when a hurricane kills a mare, leaving her colt orphaned and doomed, Mark discovers that by breaking Fiona's rules, he inadvertently helps her and himself to begin their lives again.


Ready to run

Original title: Ready to run
Director: Duwayne Dunham
Country and year: USA-New Zealand / 2000
Genre: Family, sport

Cast: Krissy Perez, Jason Dohring, Lillian Hurst, Nestor Serrano, Theresa Saldana, Paul Rodriguez

In this made-for-TV drama, Carrie is a young girl who has always dreamed of being a jockey, but when she makes the acquaintance of a race horse named Thunder Jam who has seen better days, her dreams start becoming a reality and both horse and rider discover they have what it takes to be a winning combination. Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Thicker than water

Original title: Thicker than water
Director: David S. Cass Sr.
Country and year: USA / 2005
Genre: Drama

Cast: Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Wagner, Lindy Newton, Brian Wimmer, Grainger Hines, Robert Mailhouse

After discovering her late father once married a rodeo queen, an attorney travels into horse country and finds more family.

Young Black Stallion

Original title: Young black stallion
Director: Simon Wincer
Country and year: USA / 2003
Genre: Family, drama, adventure

Cast: Richard Romanus, Biana Tamimi, Patrick Elias, Gérard Rudolf, Ali Al Ameri

Disney's first dramatic feature made specifically for the giant screen is the continuation of a family favorite and a story that has enthralled generations of readers. "Young Black Stallion," a prequel to the 1979 classic, presents the horse's adventures with a young girl named Neera, who has been separated from her father in Arabia by WWII. Left alone in the desert, she befriends the wild colt, whom she names Shetan. Once reunited with her father, however, Neera remains haunted by images of the lost horse of the desert - one of a few stallions of legend, rumored to be "born of the sands, sired by the night sky, drinkers of the wind." The original writer and producer of "The Black Stallion" have returned for this production, which will bring giant screen audiences Walter Farley's equine hero as they have never seen it before.

The winter stallion

Original title: The Christmas stallion
Director: Peter Edwards
Country and year: UK / 1992
Genre: Drama

Cast: Daniel J. Travanti, Lynette Davies, Siân MacLean, Patrick Loomer, Eric Wyn

Sixteen year old Gwen Davies adores the horses she and her grandfather have raised on the beautiful Welsh Mountains. However, when her grandfather dies her uncle must either sell the farm to a greedy land developer, or allow Gwen to keep the farm, opening the wounds of his tragic past in the process. Written by Anonymous for imdb.

The silver Brumby

Original title: The Silver Stallion: King of the Wild Brumbies
Director: John Tatoulis
Country and year: Australia / 1993
Genre: Family, drama

Cast: Caroline Goodall, Russell Crowe, Amiel Daemion, Johnny Raaen, Buddy Tyson

The story of Thowra, a silver stallion and the man who tries to capture it. Australian adaptation of Elyne Mitchell's "The silver Brumby".

The long shot

Original title: The long shot
Director: Georg Stanford Brown
Country and year: USA / 2004
Genre: Drama

Cast: Julie Benz, Christopher Cousins, Patrick Day, Paul Le Mat, Marsha Mason

A woman moves with her husband and seven-year-old daughter from Colorado to California and then her husband abandons them. While trying to rebuild her life, she finds solace while working at a horse farm and decides to enter her beloved horse in a high-stakes riding competition.

The horse whisperer

Original title: The Horse Whisperer
Director: Robert Redford
Country and year: USA / 1998
Genre: Drama, romance

Cast: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Dianne Wiest, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Cooper, Kate Bosworth

The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.


Original title: Sylvester
Director: Tim Hunter
Country and year: USA / 1985
Genre: Family, drama

Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Schoeffling, Constance Towers, Peter Kowanko

Melissa Gilbert made her film debut in this cowgirl fairy tale, as Charlie, a sixteen-year-old orphan whose love of horses and stubborn determination transforms her from a down-on-her-luck cowgirl into a skillful and prize-winning equestrian. While working at a Texas stockyard breaking horses, Charlie falls in love with an ornery bronco and names him Sylvester. When she loses her job, she must struggle to find a home for her two younger brothers and keep her dreams of becoming an Olympic rider alive. With the help of her old stockyard boss, Foster, she learns the riding skills she needs to fufill her dreams of competing in the National Equestrian Finals. The support and mentoring of ex-cavalrymen Foster helps Charlie to realizes her potential as she rides her beloved Sylvester in the competition. Directed by Tim Hunter, Sylvester is the sweet story of a young girl growing up and rising above her circumstances.


Original title: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Director: Kelly Asbury , Lorna Cook
Country and year: USA / 2002
Genre: Animation, family, western

Cast (voices): Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet, Jeff LeBeau, John Rubano

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.


Original title: Shergar
Director: Dennis C. Lewiston
Country and year: USA / 1999
Genre: Drama, adventure, politics

Cast: David Warner, Mickey Rourke, Ian Holm, Andrew Connolly, Tom Walsh

Based on the true story of "Shergar," one of the greatest race horses of all time, who was kidnapped in the early 1980s by a splinter group of the IRA and held for a large ransom.


Original title: Seabiscuit
Director: Gary Ross
Country and year: USA / 2003
Genre: Drama, history, sport

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy, Gary Stevens, Eddie Jones


The tale of three lost men -Johnny "Red" Pollard, a young man whose spirit has been broken; Charle Howard, a millionaire who lost everything; and Tom Smith, a cowboy whose world was vanishing- who found each other and discovered hope in a down-and-out racehorse named Seabiscuit, who took them and the nation on the ride of a lifetime.


Original title: Ruffian
Director: Yves Simoneau
Country and year: USA / 2007
Genre: Biographical, drama, sport

Cast: Sam Shepard, Frank Whaley, Jason Douglas, Laura Bailey, Christine Belford, Mark Adam

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


Original title: Champions
Director: John Irvin
Country and year: UK, USA / 1984
Genre: Biographical, drama, sport

Cast: John Hurt, Gregory Jones, Mick Dillon, Ann Bell, Jan Francis, Peter Barkworth, Edward Woodward, Ben Johnson, Kirstie Alley, Alison Steadman, Jonathan Newth, Ceri Jackson, Francesca Brill, Andrew Wilde, Judy Parfitt

A talented young jockey who dreams of winning the grand national steeplechase is stricken with cancer at the age of 31. His struggle back to health is a moving testament to the power of the human spirit. Based on the life of Bob Champion.

Primo baby

Original title: Primo baby
Director: Eda Lishman
Country and year: Canada, USA / 1988
Genre: Family, drama, adventure

: Tim Battle, Jackson Cole, Janet-Laine Green, Daniel Libman, Valerie Pearson

A tomboyish juvenile delinquent, Paschal Draney, is sent to live in a foster home run by a well-known horse breeder where he befriends a Thoroughbred seemingly crippled by a congenital eye defect.


Original title: A horse called Phar Lap
Director: Simon Wincer
Country and year: USA / 1983
Genre: Biographical, adventure, family, sport

Cast: Tom Burlinson, Richard Morgan, Robert Grubb, Simon Wells, Martin Vaughan

When he beat the odds, they changed the rules. When he broke the records, they weighed him down. But he had one thing on his side...the faith of a boy. Together they lived a legend that inspired a nation and won the heart of the world.

Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion

Original title: Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion
Director: Michael O'Herlihy
Country and year: USA / 1977
Genre: Western

Cast: Leif Garrett, Milo O'Shea, Bibi Besch, John Quade, Ann Doran

Marguerite Henry's bestselling young-adult novel springs to life in the made-for-TV family drama Peter Lundy and the medicine hat stallion. Peter is a 15-year-old boy growing up on a trading post on the 19th-century frontier. When his strict father, sells his beloved horse, Peter runs away to join the Pony Express, resulting in an action-packed coming-of-age saga brimming with drama and adventure.


Miracle of the White Stallions

Original title: Miracle of the White Stallions
Director: Arthur Hiller
Country and year: USA / 1963
Genre: Drama, family, adventure

Cast: Robert Taylor, Lilli Palmer, Curd Jürgens, Eddie Albert, James Franciscus

Based on a true story, the famed Lipizzaner Stallions from Vienna are threatened by the ravages of World War II. The horses' instructors and riding staff risk their lives to illegally transport them to the safety of a chateau outside the city until American troops return the horses to their rightful location.

Ride a wild pony

Original title: Ride a Wild Pony
Director: Don Chaffey
Country and year: USA-Australia / 1975
Genre: Family, adventure

Cast: Michael Craig, John Meillon, Robert Bettles, Eva Griffiths, Graham Rouse, Alfred Bell, Neva Carr-Glynn, Les Foxcrof

A moving story filmed in Australia about a farm boy who is given a wild pony to ride to and from school. When the pony is found alone, he is mistaken for unclaimed and sheltered by a handicapped little girl. A contest of ownership arises between the two children that must be resolved publicly. Based on James Aldridge's novel, "A Sporting Proposition."

Nico, the unicorn

Original title: Nico, the unicorn
Director: Graeme Campbell
Country and year: Canada, USA / 1998
Genre: Adventure, family, fantasy

Intérpretes: Anne Archer, Michael Ontkean, Kevin Zegers, Maggie Castle, Elisha Cuthbert, Larry Day

The story of a handicapped boy who struggles to fit into a new town, and develops a magical relationship with a unicorn.

Moondance Alexander

Original title: Moondance Alexander
Director: Michael Damian
Country and year: USA / 2007
Genre: Family

Cast: Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin, James Best, Sasha Cohen, Whitney Sloan, Joe Norman Shaw, Mimi Gianopulos, Aedan Tomney, Landon Liboiron, Greg Lawson, Julia Maxwell

Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance returns the horse to his rightful owner, Dante Longpre, she is convinced that Checkers is a champion jumper in disguise and is determined to help him realize his full potential. Moondance talks Dante into training her and Checkers for the Bow Valley Classic, landing her in the winner's circle.


Original title: Misty
Director: James B. Clark
Country and year: USA / 1961
Genre: Family, drama

Cast: David Ladd, Arthur O'Connell, Pam Smith, Anne Seymour

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, Paul and Maureen Beebe, have set their hearts on owning one particular wild three-year old pony, The Phantom. Only they have to earn the money, the Phantom has to be captured in the roundup (which she never has), and then they have to outbid everyone else for her in the auction. And even the Phantom herself has a surprise for Paul and Maureen: a foal named Misty. Written by Kathy Li for imdb.

Horse crazy

Original title: Horse crazy
Director: Eric Hendershot
Country and year: USA / 2001
Genre: Family

Cast: Dallin Christensen, Scott Subiono, Marvin Payne, Marvin Paine

Three young kids must outsmart a ruthless ring of horse thieves in order to return a prized stallion back to its owner.

My friend Flicka

Original title: My friend Flicka
Director: Harold D. Schuster
Country and year: USA / 1943
Genre: Family, Western

Cast: Roddy McDowall, Preston Foster, Rita Johnson, James Bell, Patti Hale

A young boy is determined to befriend and tame a wild horse in this screen version of Mary O'Hara's novel. Despite the fact that his chosen horse comes from "bad blood," 10-year old Ken decides he must tame it, to prove himself as a person.

Lightning, The White Stallion

Original title: Lightning, The White Stallion
Director: William A. Levey
Country and year: USA / 1986
Genre: Drama, family

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Susan George, Isabel García Lorca, Billy Wesley, Martin Charles Warner

Mickey Rooney plays a down-on-his-luck gambler whose expensive horse is stolen by a thug who wants the white stallion for himself. With the aid of two young friends, Rooney attempts to outwit the criminal and win back his beloved horse.

Green Grass of Wyoming

Original title: Green Grass of Wyoming
Director: Louis King
Country and year: USA / 1948
Genre: Family, drama, western

Cast: Robert Arthur, Lloyd Nolan, Peggy Cummins, Charles Coburn, Burl Ives

"Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. Escaping gunfire, he runs off one night with a young rancher;s mare, a possible winner of the Governor's Stake trotting race. The mare is recaptured and entered in the race against the horse owned by the father of the young rancher's sweetheart, and this puts a damper on their romance. Third sequel of Flicka. Written by Les Adams for imdb.

Return to Snowy River

Original title: Return to Snowy River
Director: Geoff Burrowes
Country and year: Australia / 1988
Genre: Drama, adventure, western

Cast: Tony Barry, John Bird, Tom Burlinson, Peter Cummins, Brian Dennehy

In this sequel to "The Man From Snowy River", a frontiersman returns to the Australian highlands after a three-year absence to claim the girl he left behind. He soon discovers he has made an enemy in her father and a rival in an arrogant banker's son.

Virginia's run

Original title: Virginia's run
Director: Peter Markle
Country and year: Canada, USA / 2002
Genre: Drama, adventure, famiy

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Joanne Whalley, Lindze Letherman, Kevin Zegers, Rachel Skarsten

A young girl learns some important life lessons when she tries to fulfill her dream of winning the Memorial Day Endurance Race.

Justin Morgan had a horse

Original title: Justin Morgan had a horse
Director: Hollingsworth Morse
Country and year: USA / 1972
Genre: Family, drama, western

Cast: Don Murray, R.G. Armstrong, Whit Bissell, Gary Crosby, E.W. Firestone, James Hampton, John Hubbard

This true story is about Justin Morgan, the colonial schoolteacher who developed the Morgan Horse. An inspirational film which demonstrates the value of self-sacrifice and hard work.


Original title: Hidalgo
Director: Joe Johnston
Country and year: USA / 2004
Genre: Drama, action, adventure

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson, Louise Lombard, Saïd Taghmaoui, Adam Alexi-Malle, Elizabeth Berridge, Malcolm McDowell

Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire -a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian desert- was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy sheik invited an American, Frank T. Hopkins, and his horse to enter the race for the first time. During the course of his career, Hopkins was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the U.S. cavalry and had once been billed as the greatest rider the West had ever known. The Sheik puts his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders -some of whom are determined to prevent a foreigner from finishing the race-. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse attempt the impossible.

National Velvet

Original title: National Velvet
Director: Clarence Brown
Country and year: USA / 1944
Genre: Drama, family, sport

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Anne Revere, Angela Lansbury, Donald Crisp, Jackie Jenkins

After Mike Taylor, a headstrong English ex-jockey, is soured on life by a serious accident, he plans to steal from the country family that has taken him in. However, his resolve is weakened by the kindness of a young woman and the two find a common bond in their love of horses.


Original title: Flicka
Director: Michael Mayer
Country and year: UK, USA / 2006
Genre: Drama, family

Cast: Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Ryan Kwanten

16-year-old Katy McLaughlin dreams of fulfilling her family legacy by working on her father’s ranch in modern-day Wyoming. But Katy’s father wants more for her, insisting that Katy go to college. Katy finds a wild mustang, which she names Flicka, and sets out to make her a riding horse. But Flicka and Katy are more alike than she could have imagined. Like Katy, Flicka has a disdain for authority and is not about to give up her freedom without a fight.


Original title: Flash
Director: Simon Wincer
Country and year: USA / 1997
Genre: Drama

Cast: Lucas Black, Brian Kerwin, Shawn Toovey, Tom Nowicki, Von Coulter

Conner is a young boy hoping to buy a horse named Flash. His father is forced to join the Merchant Marines in order to pay bills, and an accident threatens his life. Conner and his grandmother must work to pull their family together.

Into the west

Original title: Into the west
Director: Mike Newell
Country and year: USA / 1992
Genre: Family, adventure

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Rúaidhrí Conroy, David Kelly

Story about an unsettled widower and his children whose lives are transformed by their attachment to a horse.

In pursuit of Honor

Original title: In Pursuit of Honor
Director: Ken Olin
Country and year: USA / 2005
Genre: Action, adventure

Cast: Don Johnson, Craig Sheffer, Gabrielle Anwar, Bob Gunton, Neil Melville, Rod Steiger, John Dennis Johnston

Based on a true story, two U.S. Cavalry soldiers find themselves at the center of controversy and moral quandary when they are ordered to slaughter four hundred horses. The military has military upgraded to tanks, and the horses are no longer needed, but rather than kill the horses, the men mutiny and make a desperate drive for the border of Canada.

The last horse

Original title: El último caballo
Director: Edgar Neville
Country and year: Spain / 1950
Genre: Comedy

Cast: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Conchita Montes, Mary Lamarr, José Luis Ozores

The film, concerns the difficulty of surviving nature (a horse) in a tech world (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, 1950). An exceptional movie.