Whether a horse lover is into rearing ponies themselves or likes to head to the local racetrack to watch thoroughbreds thunder towards the finishing post, they always appreciate a good TV show where horses are front and center of the action.
Netflix has become the go-to place for TV shows and movies, and so it is no surprise that the online streaming platform has a good selection of entertainment that equestrians will completely fall in love with. Here are just some of them.
Fans of horse racing are always on the lookout for a new show or movie that puts long noses in the spotlight and Netflix has them covered
Walk. Ride. Rodeo
Nothing pulls on the heart strings quite like a struggle against adversity that is based on a true story. Such is the case with Walk. Ride. Rodeo, which tells the tale of Amberley Snyder who refuses to turn her back on the sport she loves despite it causing her a life-threatening injury. Pro jockeys, who fans place wagers on, will certainly be able to relate to the dangers this movie’s protagonist overcomes. It is a film that has delighted horse lovers thanks to the growing interest that horse racing has experienced in recent years. With events such as the Cheltenham Festival or the Glorious Goodwood, which have always attracted the interest of industry insiders and bettors, as demonstrated by the various tips and previews always updated by providers such as oddschecker.
Walk. Ride. Rodeo will have equestrians cheering at their screens every bit as much as they would if they had placed a bet on the Grand National or Kentucky Derby.
It is as though horses were made for TV, being effortlessly elegant and photogenic
Whereas Walk. Ride. Rodeo is all about having TV audiences reaching for their tissues, Horse Girl is a psychological thriller that will have them hiding behind a pillow or sofa.
This movie’s protagonist is Alison Brie who people may recognize from huge hit shows like Glow and Mad Men. If horsey frights are your cup of tea, then this is the Netflix movie for you.
Movies are all well and good, but just when you get to know the characters they are gone for good, making you wish they could have stuck around a little longer.
Not so with the Canadian TV show that is Heartland, which follows the lives of a family of ranchers and their beautiful collection of horses. The show is a bit dated, having first aired in 2007 but that should not stop horse nuts lapping up each and every episode.