When you're out of the saddle and settling down on your warm couch after a long day of horsework (like housework, but with... oh, you get what I'm talking about), one thing you might find yourself having time for is a movie, something to wind down with before you sleep and start the cycle again. I've put together a list of ten fabulous movies about horses that you can find on Netflix, perfect for settling down with when your muscles are straining and your stomach is full.
1. A Gift Horse
A story for all ages, this movie follows a young girl's determination after her mother passes away, where she and a horse trainer take up the reins to make her horse a champion.
A story fit for those of us who may be fans of LGBT+ movies, Of Girls and Horses tells a warming tale of how a young troubled girl finds her place in the world among horses and those who love them.
3. Storm Rider
An incredible movie about a spoiled girl who learns how to cope when she's saddled with familial problems, Dani finds herself working with a mule and ends up bettering herself and the lives of those around her.
These are just three personal recommendations for you to relax after a long day with, or even to watch with the entire family. Other recommendations would be Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron for a beautiful, animated adventure, The Last Unicorn for those who love retro cartoons and magic, and Unbranded for the adventure of a lifetime as a man makes his way from the warmth of Mexico to the chilly landscapes of Canada. If none of these happen to appeal to the rider in your heart, just a quick search of 'horse' on Netflix's search menu will bring up a plethora of other options for your viewing pleasure.
Photo by Kaur Ilves.