7 of the Best Horse Movies and Shows on Netflix

A love for horses spans more than just your time in the barn. Most horse lovers find their passion spilling over into their vehicles, home decor, reading material, and favorite movies. Though your non-horsey friends may not understand this obsession, we do! So, we wanted to share some of our favorite shows and movies currently streaming on Netflix. 

What are the best horse shows on Netflix?

Netflix has a lot to offer for horsey content, ranging from shows to documentaries. Here are some of the best horse movies and horse shows on Netflix for those rainy days that keep you inside.

A Champion Heart - Inspirational Movie

Mandy Renner recently lost her mother and is struggling to heal from this loss. After meeting a special horse at a horse shelter, Mandy bonds with this wounded horse and falls in love with the world of horses. With the support of the people and animals at the shelter, she is able to start to make peace with her loss.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo - True Story

If you love movies based on true stories, you cannot miss Walk. Ride. Rodeo. This inspirational movie tells the story of Amberley Synder, a barrel racer who was paralyzed in a car accident. The movie takes you through Amberley’s journey back to barrel racing against seemingly insurmountable odds. The coolest part of this movie - many of the barrel racing scenes are performed by Amberley Synder herself! 

7 Days Out - Racing Documentary

For those of you who love a great documentary, check out 7 Days Out. This documentary gives you a behind the scenes look at the Kentucky Derby. The film starts one week out prior to the event and follows the team as they prepare for one of the biggest horse races in the United States.

The Horse Boy - True Story

This movie is guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes. This movie, based on the autobiography, is a true story about struggling and overcoming adversity. Desperate to help their autistic son, an American couple goes in search of a mysterious shaman in Mongolia. Their son, Rowan, finds an incredible connection with horses that is truely magical. 

Free Rein - Drama Series

This British drama series starts when 15-year-old Zoe travels from LA to an island off the coast of England where her mother grew up. She discovers her summer vacation will be anything but ordinary when she meets and forms a bond with a horse named Raven. Zoe builds new friendships and has memorable adventures in this dramatic, family-friendly series.

Wild Horse, Wild Ride - Wild Horse Documentary

Have you heard of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge? This documentary follows 100 people across the United States as they work to tame wild mustangs over a 100 day period. The challenge was originally created to help find homes for mustangs living in corrals. After the horses complete the 100 day training period, they are then available for adoption or purchase. Aside from the beautiful horses, you’ll witness the bonding and psychology of training wild horses.

The Greening of Whitney Brown - Family Friendly 

If you are looking for a family-friendly horsey movie, The Greening of Whitney Brown is a fun movie for all ages. After relocating from the city to the country, Whitney Brown is angry to leave behind her friends, shopping and exciting city life. Things slowly begin to change to for Whitney as she builds a relationship with a horse named Bob. This movie has a great message about appreciating the small things in life and focusing on what is most important to you in life.

With some incredible, inspirational, and educational options on Netflix, it can be hard to narrow down this list!