Disney films under the Walt Disney Productions are known for their heartwarming stories like High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Lion King, and Witch Mountain.
Everyone knows the exciting adventures, amazing attractions like Walt Disney World Resort, and lovable characters like Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
And among these beloved characters are some of the most magnificent and fascinating creatures in the world – horses.
In this article, we will explore the complete list of 40 Disney movies that feature horse characters, their adventures, and the best horse movies.
From classic films to modern blockbusters and even the majority being featured on Disney Plus, the horses of Disney have captured the hearts of all Disney fans worldwide.
1. Black Beauty (1971)
Starting on number one of our favorite horse movies, we have Black Beauty based on the classic novel by Anna Sewell.
This great movie tells the story of a beautiful black stallion and his life as a carriage horse.
The movie is a favorite of horse lovers and has become a timeless classic.
2. Black Beauty (2020)
This is a remake of the heartwarming story movie and novel “Black Beauty” this time with a voice and you will probably just recognize her by her last name, (Kate Winslet) who has a speaking role while she plays the horse, Black Beauty.
And this time with a young girl playing the lead and becomes Black Beauty’s not only rider but best friend.
3. The Black Stallion (1979)
This movie tells the story of a young boy named Alec and his bond with a wild black stallion.
It is a heartwarming and visually stunning movie that captures the beauty and power of horses.
4. The Little Mermaid (1989)
Although not the main character, Max, Prince Eric’s loyal horse, plays an important role in helping his master rescue Ariel from the clutches of Ursula.
5. Justin Morgan Had a Horse (1972)
This movie tells the true story of how a young man named Justin Morgan bred a special horse that became the foundation of the American Morgan horse breed based on the novel “Justin Morgan Had a Horse” written by Marguerite Henry.
6. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (1996)
This short film is based on the popular Disneyland attraction and features Cyril Proudbottom, a talking horse who helps Mr. Toad on his crazy adventure.
7. Horse Sense (1999)
This Disney Channel Original Movie tells the story of a young man named Michael who learns the value of hard work and family when he spends the summer and works on his 11-year-old cousin’s horse ranch.
8. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
If you’re looking for some fun Halloween movies I got just the one for you.
The movie features a segment called “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” where the headless horseman plays a pivotal role in the story.
9. Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1994-1996)
This TV series follows the adventures of a young man named Matt McGregor and his horses on the Snowy River in Australia.
10. Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken (1991)
Based on a true story, this movie tells the story of a young girl named Sonora who dreams of becoming a horse diver in a traveling show.
11. National Velvet (1944)
This classic film tells the story of a young girl named Velvet who trains and races a beautiful horse named Pie.
12. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Although not a horse himself, Toby, Sherlock Holmes’ loyal bloodhound, teams up with Basil the mouse detective to get find personal information and solve a mystery.
13. Black Beauty (1994)
This remake of the classic story features a stunning black horse and his various adventures throughout his life.
14. The Lone Ranger (2013)
The famous masked hero’s trusty horse, Silver, is a key character in this action-packed adventure.
15. The Jungle Book (1967)
Although not the main character, Colonel Hathi, the leader of the elephant patrol, rides a majestic elephant and commands the respect of his troops.
16. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
This Dreamworks Animation movie tells the story of a wild good horse named Spirit, played by (Matt Damon) and his adventures in the American West.
17. The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Although not a horse, Forrest Woodbush’s “pet” horned lizard, Earl, is a hilarious and memorable character in this science fiction movie continue. And the T-Rexes in this movie ride longhorn cattle like horses.
18. Cinderella (1950)
Although not the main character, Cinderella’s fairy godmother turns a pumpkin into a beautiful carriage, and the four white mice turn into beautiful horses to take her to the ball.
19. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
The ghostly carriage in this movie is pulled by a pair of spooky black horses.
20. The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000)
In this Disney Channel Original Movie, a magical weather machine creates a blizzard that helps two girls and their horses save Christmas.
21. Hidalgo (2004)
This movie is based on the true story of Frank Hopkins and his mustang, Hidalgo, who compete in a dangerous horse race across the Arabian desert.
22. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Although not the main character, Philippe, Belle’s trusty horse, helps her and her father on their adventures.
23. Phoebus’ horse in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
The brave and loyal horse of Captain Phoebus, Frollo’s captain of the guard, plays a key role in the story.
24. Toy Story 2 (1999)
Although not a horse, Woody’s trusty steed, Bullseye, is a beloved character in this Disney-Pixar classic.
25. The Seven Dwarfs in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
In this feature film, although they’re not horses, the dwarfs’ trusty steeds are a memorable part of the story.
26. Mary Poppins (1964)
Although not the main character, Mary Poppins and the children ride a magical carousel with horses that come to life.
27. The Black Horse in The Black Cauldron (1985)
Although not the main character, Taran and his friends ride a magical flying horse in their adventures, the evil Horned King’s steed is a powerful black horse.
28. The Northern Lights in Frozen (2013)
Even though this movie isn’t specifically about Disney horses, the ice palace of the Snow Queen is guarded by a pair of magical white reindeer.
29. The Royal Guard in Mulan (1998)
Although not the main character, Captain Li Shang rides one of the most majestic white horses and commands the respect of his troops.
30. Get A Horse!
Join Mickey Mouse on this fun musical journey with Minnie Mouse, Horace Horesecollar, and Clarebelle Cow. This is a great short movie to watch with your family.
31. The Witch’s Broomstick in The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Although not a horse, the witch’s magical broomstick takes her on a wild ride through the skies.
32. White Fang (1991)
Although not a horse, this movie features a majestic white wolf who forms a bond with a young man in the wilderness.
33. Ready to Run (2000)
14-year-old girl Corrie Ortiz dreams of being a horse trainer but struggles as her late father died as the result of a racing accident.
She is gifted with the power of being able to communicate with her horse which gives them a strong bond.
She trains with her horse for a long time to go on and be the underdog in horse racing competitions.
34. Secretariat (2010)
If you’re looking for a horse film with a strong female lead I got one in store for you.
Secretariat is about a woman who takes over her family’s horse farm after her father becomes sick.
While she is in her own right trying to navigate this male-dominated sport she teams up with a veteran trainer, played by (John Malkovich) to compete in the Triple Crown competition.
35. Football player Tim McGraw’s Horse in Friday Night Lights (2004)
Although not the main character, Tim McGraw’s character owns a beautiful horse that he uses for riding and roping.
36. Flynn Rider’s Horse in Tangled (2010)
Although not the main character, Maximus is a brave, loyal palace horse who helps Flynn and Rapunzel on their fabulous adventure.
Maximus also makes an appearance in the short story Tangled Ever After.
37. The Headless Horseman in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
Although not the main character, the headless horseman is a pivotal part of the story.
38. The horse trainer’s Horse in Seabiscuit (2003)
Although not the main character, this movie is based on the true story of Seabiscuit, a legendary racehorse, and his trainer Tom Smith.
39. Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
Although this is an honorable mention, this horse makes a small cameo and he leaves a big impression with the main character Zenon Kar.
Zenon is a teenage girl from outer space and has lived her whole life there.
When you come to Earth for the first time she is not aware of the customs and sticks out like a sore thumb.
She meets a boy from her school and he offers to take her to the horse stables where he works, she gives in and rides a horse for the very first time.
40. The Littlest Outlaw (1955)
Pablito’s stepfather is a horrible horse trainer and traumatizes his horses, one horse is frightful of jumping and wants the horse to be put down.
Pablito takes the horse and runs away with it and explores Mexico.
Your Favorite Disney Horse Movies
Disney movies have featured many horse characters over the years, each with its own unique personality and story.
From classic films like National Velvet and Black Beauty to more recent favorites like Tangled and Frozen, The Magic Kingdom has a wide spectrum of horse characters to offer to its fans.
Whether they’re farm animals, magical creatures, or part of true stories, horses have always been an important part of Disney’s storytelling.
Whether you’re a horse lover or just a fan of heartwarming stories, check out these 40 Disney movies with horse characters on the Disney wiki and they are sure to delight and entertain.
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