Calling All Horse Lovers!

by Karen Walch | Mar 15, 2022

Ride Like a Girl

As a little girl, Michelle dreamed of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup. However, a near-fatal fall threatens to end her hopes of competing in the race. With the love and support from her father and brother Stevie, she overcomes all odds to become the first female to win the Melbourne cup.

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Dreamer

Ben Crane is a Kentucky horse trainer who watches in horror as a championship filly breaks a leg during a practice run. Ordinarily the horse would have to be put down, but today Ben's daughter, Cale, is at the track. Ben impulsively buys the horse, which causes him to lose his job.

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Seabiscuit

Based on a true story. A half-blind ex-prizefighter and mustang breaker team up with a millionaire and his rough-hewn, undersized horse, Seabiscuit. The men bring Seabiscuit to incredible heights, helping to turn a long shot into a legend. Eventually, Seabiscuit earns Horse of the Year honors in 1938.

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Black Beauty

Faithfully based on Anne Sewell's classic novel, this beloved horse story is told by its hero, the gallant Beauty, whose joyous and heartbreaking life takes him from idyllic days on a country squire's estate to London's hard, cobblestoned streets, through decades of owners both kindly and harsh.

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The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit

Fred Bolton, a New York advertising executive, acquires a horse for his daughter as part of a haphazard promotional campaign. With help from an attractive riding school instructor, Fred is hopeful that the horse will bring fame to the client's product, save Fred's own job, and pay for his daughter's expensive equestrian pursuits.

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Black Stallion

An adaptation of Walter Farley's classic children's novel, in which an American boy is rescued after a shipwreck off the coast of North Africa by a seemingly untamable wild horse. After surviving together, they develop a bond and begin training to race once they are rescued.

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Bonus: alternate DVDs here and here!

 

 

Man from Snowy River

Set during the 1880's when the Australian frontier was wild and dangerous, the film follows the exploits of a youth who sets out to tame a wild herd of horses.

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War Horse

Set during the First World War, the story begins with the friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets.

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Secretariat

Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion.

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Hidalgo

In the 1890's Frank T. Hopkins, and his mustang Hidalgo, are performing billed as the greatest horse and rider the West has ever known. This leads them to be invited to run in the 3,000 mile endurance race across the Middle Eastern desert by one of the leading Arabian Sheiks.

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