The Best Horses In Screen/TV History

Categories: Film

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Steven Spielberg's War Horse (above) is about to trot into theaters, and lordy is that a beautiful creature!

I like the horse, too.

Anyway, here are some of my other favorite equine stars from Hollywood history.


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National Velvet, with the beauteous Liz Taylor

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Secretariat, with the lovely Diane Lane

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Seabiscuit, with spunky Tobey Maguire

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The original version with Shirley Temple

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My Friend Flicka, with Roddy McDowall, who grew up to be hung like a ... you know

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The Red Pony. In dazzling black and white.

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Francis the talking mule -- which is related to a horse -- with Donald O'Connor

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TV's mouthy Mr. Ed, who never stopped horsin' around

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"Hello, horse face!" The Horse Whisperer had ScarJo bonding with some hairy pals.

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Buck is this year's Oscar-shortlisted doc about the real-life horse whisperer and his stable of stable dwellers.

But don't anyone mention Equus, if you don't mind.

That overwrought, pretentiously boring movie smells like a stable!

To paraphrase Ruth Roman in the cult classic The Baby, it's just so much horseshit.

Oh, all right, here it is. But get it to the glue factory pronto.


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