12 Iconic Movie Horses We Wish Were Our Own

The Kentucky Derby took place over the weekend and we could not stop fawning over the gorgeous horses we laid our eyes on.

Seeing all of these majestic creatures had us thinking about our fave horses that have stolen the show in the movies they've been in.

Scroll through our list of 12 iconic horses we'd love to adopt as our own to see if your favorite made the cut:


Horse: Joey from War Horse (2011)

Why we <3 him: Joey was separated from his owner, Albert, for quite some time, but Joey never forgot about Albert, proving the relationship between people and their pets is an inseparable bond.

The horse Joey from the 2011 movie War Horse

(via DreamWorks SKG)


Horse: Flicka from Flicka (2006)

Why we <3 her: Flicka was incredibly sassy and independent for a horse. She definitely had a very commanding personality.

Flicka from the 2006 movie Flicka

(via Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)


Horse: Bullseye from Toy Story 2 (1999) & Toy Story 3 (2010)

Why we <3 him: He is the sweetest little thing, and when you look into his big eyes, you become putty in the palm of his hooves.

Bullseye from Toy Story 2

(via Walt Disney Pictures)


Horse: Spirit from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

Why we <3 him: If his name doesn't already give it away, he is a horse full of spirit. He is certainly headstrong about protecting his family and we genuinely admire that aspect about him.

The horse Spirit from the 2002 movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

(via DreamWorks Animation)


Horse: Philippe from Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Why we <3 him: He may not have been the bravest horse, but that never prevented him from sticking by Belle's side in the face of imminent danger.

Philippe and Belle from the 1991 Disney animated movie Beauty and the Beast

(via Walt Disney Pictures)


Horse: Black Beauty from Black Beauty (1994)

Why we <3 him: Have you ever seen a horse as beautiful as this one? We doubt it!

Black Beauty from the 1994 film Black Beauty

(via Warner Bros.)


Horse: Angus from Brave (2012)

Why we <3 him: Angus inspired us to go out and explore the world around us. Let's not forget that his mane is also goals. It's sad when a horse has better hair than you.

Angus and Merida from the movie Brave

(via Walt Disney Pictures)


Horse: Seabiscuit from Seabiscuit (2003)

Why we <3 him: Despite the odds being stacked against him, Seabiscuit became one of the frequently winning race horses of all time.

Seabiscuit movie horse

(via Universal Pictures)


Horse: Maximus from Tangled (2010)

Why we <3 him: Never have we encountered a horse with the amount of personality Maximus has!

Maximus from Tangled

(via Walt Disney Animation Studios)


Horse: Silver from The Lone Ranger (2013)

Why we <3 him: Because the iconic phrase "Hi-yo, Silver!" wouldn't mean anything without him.

Silver with Tonto in the 2013 movie The Lone Ranger

(via Walt Disney Pictures)


Horse: Secretariat from Secretariat (2010)

Why we <3 him: Similar to Seabiscuit, Secretariat proves that even though things may not be in your favor, you can achieve any goal with a little heart and a strong work ethic.

Secretariate horse movie

(via Walt Disney Pictures)


Horse: Samson from Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Why we <3 him: He's arguably the most fashionable horse in Disney character history. One Direction may have made the quiff hairstyle famous, but they obvi took inspiration from Samson's luscious mane.

Prince Philip's horse Samson from Disney's Sleeping Beauty

(via Walt Disney Productions)


If you are as obsessed with horses as we are, then you'll lose it after you see these 10 magnificent pics of the glorious animals HERE.