Horse lovers know that horses are more than just pets. They’re beautiful animals that can stir the soul. Movies in which horses feature prominently make for a more dynamic story.
These six best horse romance movies aren’t necessarily about love or entirely focused on horses –but who doesn’t love a bit of equine action now and again!
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Top 6 Favorite Horse Romance Movies of All Time
1- All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses is a 2000 Western drama, romance movie based on the 1992 novel, of the same name, by Cormac McCarthy.
The Movie focuses on two cowboys, John Grady Cole (Matt Damon) and Lacey Rawlins (Henry Thomas), who are going to Mexico from Texas, looking for work. Along their journey, the two cowboys befriend an orphaned boy named Jimmy Blevins (Lucas Black).
Also, John falls in love with Alejandra Villarreal (Penelope Cruz), the daughter of Hector De La Rocha (Ruben Blades), a wealthy ranch owner.
While in Mexico, John and Lacey find themselves in trouble with the law and fighting for their lives.
Check out the trailer to All the Pretty Horses.
2- April Love
April Love is a 1957 comedy, drama, and musical movie based on the 1941 novel, “Phantom Filly,” by George Agnew Chamberlain.
The film is about a teenage boy from Chicago named Nick Conover (Pat Boone) who is sent to live with his aunt, Henrietta Bruce (Jeanette Nolan) and uncle, Jed Bruce (Arthur O’ Connell) horse farm in Kentucky.
Nick’s parents sent him to live after that. He was arrested for joy riding in a stolen vehicle.
While living in the country, this city boy develops an interest in horse riding and falls in love with a neighbor named Liz Templeton (Shirley Jones).
Here’s a trailer of April love.
3- Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 neo-Western, romantic drama movie adapted from the 1997 short story, of the same name, by Annie Proulx.
The movie showcases the romance of two closeted gay men who fall in love but are not able to have an open relationship because of fear of discrimination.
Ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) first meet in the summer of 1963 on the grazing pastures of Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming.
While hiding their secret, Ennis and Jack go on to marry and have families.
Check out this awesome trailer of Brokeback Mountain.
4- Pure Country
Pure Country is a 1992 drama, musical, romance movie about Dusty Wyatt Chandler (George Strait), one of country music’s biggest stars.
When he gets tired of all the glitz and glamour, he walks away from it all and heads to the small farm town where he grew up.
While Dusty’s manager, Lula Rogers (Lesley Ann Warren), wants him to return to showbiz, Dusty gets himself a job at a ranch owned by Ernest Tucker (Rory Calhoun).
It doesn’t take long for Dusty to fall in love with Ernest’s daughter, Harley Tucker (Isabel Glasser).
Check out the Pure Country trailer.
5- Rodeo & Juliet
Rodeo & Juliet is 2015 romantic, family, drama, made-for-TV, Christmas-themed movie.
A young woman, Juliet Rogers (Nadine Crocker), and her mother, Karen Rogers (Krista Allen), head from the city to the family’s struggling ranch in the country.
While visiting the ranch, Juliet meets and bonds with a particular horse, Rodeo (her late grandfather’s horse).
She is taught how to barrel race (and later falls in love with) by a handsome cowboy named Monty Anderson (Zeb Halsell).
Meanwhile, Karen reconnects with a local rancher (and Monty’s uncle), Hugh Anderson (Tim Abell), whom she was in love with (and engaged to) 20 years earlier.
Here is an awesome trailer for Rodeo and Juliet.
6- The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 Western drama romance movie that is based on the 1995 novel, of the same name, by Nicholas Evans.
After a horse riding accident that killed her best friend Judith (Kate Bosworth) and Judith’s horse Gulliver, Grace MacLean (Scarlett Johansson) and her horse Pilgrim are both having a challenging time healing and recovering.
Grace has a partially amputated leg and is bitter and withdrawn, while Pilgrim is traumatized and uncontrollable.
To help with things, Grace’s mom, Annie MacLean (Kristin Scott Thomas) hires a charming horse whisperer named Tom Booker (Robert Redford).
When Annie and Tom develop feelings for each other, they face a couple of obstacles, including the fact that Annie is married to Robert MacLean (Sam Neill) and Tom is dealing with a broken heart after his wife left him.
Check out the trailer for horse whisperer.
Horses  are magical beasts. Filled with passion and emotion, they make unforgettable characters.
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