Horse Movies for Kids

Horses provoke strong reactions in kids of a certain age. No wonder filmmakers have been choosing them as subjects for a long time. Great for sleepovers or family movie nights, these horse (plus one mule and a zebra) movies for kids, from the classic The Black Stallion to the rousing Secretariat, have a timeless appeal. Don't forget to read the books that many of these must-see movies are based on! And if you're looking for even more entertaining animal "tails," check out these top-rated books, games, and movies.

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Gus

age 6+

Kids will get a kick out of this mule tale.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1976)
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Horse Crazy

age 6+

Modern-day Western for the whole family; some mild violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Misty

age 6+

Faithful, family-friendly adaptation of children's classic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1961)
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Justin Morgan Had a Horse

age 6+

Engaging Disney tale about birth of a horse breed.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1972)
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Black Beauty

age 7+

A harrowing and Beauty-ful version of the book.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1994)
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

age 7+

Sweet horse movie that grade-school kids will enjoy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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Moondance Alexander

age 7+

Heartfelt story of a girl, her horse, and her family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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National Velvet

age 7+

Great family movie; even better for horse lovers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1944)
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Pegasus: Pony with a Broken Wing

age 7+

Family-friendly story about a tween and a magical horse.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Racing Stripes

age 7+

Live-action talking-animal movie has lots of potty humor.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2005)
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

age 7+

Intense animated mustang tale has lots of peril, violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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White Mane

age 7+

A timeless boy and horse film with some tense chase scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1954)
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The Young Black Stallion

age 7+

Visually stunning 50 minute IMAX thumbs-up.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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The Black Stallion

age 8+

Breathtakingly beautiful, magical classic is a must-see.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1979)
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The Black Stallion Returns

age 8+

A lackluster sequel to the well-loved original.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1983)
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Danny

age 8+

Dated '70s movie best for ardent horse lovers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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Flicka 2

age 8+

Touching horse story wrangles tough issue of loss.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Second Chances

age 8+

Tearjerker about a brave girl and the horse she loves.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Secretariat

age 8+

Inspiring true story about an amazing woman and her horse.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Summer of the Colt

age 8+

Gentle Argentinian tale of family, horses, and growing up.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1991)
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