Best 5 Horse Movies and Shows on Netflix UK Each Horse Lover Should Watch in 2020
Most of us horse obsessed people remember vividly being completely horse crazy from a young age. Horse films, books, and magazines… if there’s anything to do with a horse it’s a big fat yes. You find as you get older that nothing much changes, we’re all just horse obsessed little girls in older bodies!
We all remember watching Black Beauty and sobbing our hearts out, or watching Sea Biscuit and screaming at the television when the little horse with a big heart comes back from injury and takes the win in the race that made history. To give you your horsey fix, we’ve put together our favourite horse movies on Netflix UK.
Heartland is a Canadian family drama television series which first premiered back in 2007 and is based on the Heartland book series, written by Lauren Brooke. The series follows sisters Amy and Louise Fleming and their family through the many highs and lows of life on the ranch. In 2020, the series was renewed for a fourteenth season owing to its popularity. It’s a worthwhile watch and definitely binge worthy – any horse lover will soon become addicted!
Rock My Heart
Rock My Heart is a 2017 film about an adventurous teenager with a heart defect who strikes a bond with an unruly stallion; she goes on to train to compete as an amateur jockey in a life-threating race. The movie is German so if subtitles aren’t your thing then you may struggle to love this film but it’s definitely worth a go.
This movie is a little bit different from the usual horse themed films and shows; Horse Girl is a 2020 American psychological drama film that has recently made waves on Netflix. The movie follows a shy young woman called Sarah who is played by the very talented actress Alison Brie, who is famous from Mad Men and Glow. Sarah’s mental health is struggling and her dreams begin to blend into reality. Sarah visits her horse Willow at the stables and the film follows Sarah as the lines of dream and reality become blurred.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Who said animations are for kids? Absolutely wrong, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is an absolute classic and we won’t have a bad word said against this movie. It’s a story of partnerships, action and love; we all want a real life Spirit or Rain in our lives!
Walk. Ride. Rodeo
Walk. Ride. Rodeo is a 2017 film on Netflix that tells the story of nationally ranked barrel racer, Amberley Snyder, who is in a horrific car accident which leaves her paralyzed from the waist down. Rather than give in, she fights to be a part of the sport that she loves. Best of all, it’s a true story which makes it even more inspiring.
2020 has been the year for staying at home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With more time at home, why not give these horse movies and shows a watch on Netflix UK - we hope you enjoy our top 5 picks!