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Music Written About Horses

Updated on April 11, 2015
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"Music has been my loyal and constant companion my entire life." ~ Sylvestermouse Cynthia

The Horse Music Review

It seems only appropriate that my first Horse Review article should focus on music written about horses. I am a member of the The Horse Review Club and a large portion of my life has been dedicated to music, so this music has special meaning to me.

I invite you to join me in a walk down a music memory lane.

I have only provided videos and clips for a few. No doubt, you will be able to think of some additional songs about horses.

Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphey

When I was a teenager, this was one of my favorite songs. I remember there was a lot of speculation about the meaning of this song back then. As it turns out, Murphey had a dream about this ghost horse and wrote the words and music the same day. It does, indeed, have a haunting melody.

I happen to love the keyboard intro on this video, but if you want to get right to the lyrics of this song, you will need to start at 1:52

Run For The Roses - Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg was clearly one of my favorite soloist when I was growing up. My all time Fogelberg favorite was "Leader of the Band," but many would choose "Run For The Roses" Sadly, this great legend died a few years ago, but there will always be a place in my life for his music.

I am amazed when talent still flows from the fingers and the vocals of the original artist over 25 years after the original release of his song. I just had to use this video in appreciation of a great talent!

Horse With No Name - America

Another singing sensation that took the world by storm during my teenage years, were 3 young men who formed a band and named it "America."

I think every teenage boy, and a lot of girls, knew the lyrics of this song by heart.

Stewball - Peter, Paul & Mary

I always loved Peter, Paul & Mary. They have several songs that I enjoy. Stewball is just one of my favorites. I used to sing this song to my children.

The Horses - Kenny Loggins

This singer, songwriter and guitarist has soothed our souls and spanned several decades with his soft rock and mellow voice.

Bring On The Dancing Horses - Echo & The Bunnymen

As I was getting older, the popular music style was changing, but we still loved our horses.

Echo & The Bunnymen and U2 are two examples of what was popular in the 80's"

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses - U2

A Horse Named Bill - Jerry Garcia

So many things could be said about Jerry Garcia best remembered as a member of the "Grafeful Dead."

I believe this little song shows us the humorous side of Jerry Garcia, as well as how diversified and talented he really was. Who would have thought this crazy rock band founder would also steal the show with a banjo.

Hush-a-bye - Peter, Paul & Mary

I will end my meandering down memory lane with another wonderful song by this legendary trio. I also sang this lullaby to my own children. My daughter is still waiting for her promised horse.

Again, there was not a Youtube video of Peter, Paul & Mary preforming this song. I have provided a link to Yahoo Music where you will be able to listen to this wonderful ballet in it's entirety.


Thank you for your suggestions!

Mr. Ed ~ Theme Song for the Show - Recommended by Heather426

How did I forget this one? LOL

Crazy Horses by The Osmonds - Recommended by Heather426

Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones - Recommended by Heather426

Some Horses Are Coming by Robert Vavra - Recommended by WildFacesGallery

Runaway Horses by Belinda Carlisle - Recommended by MissMerFaery

Wild Horses by Natasha Bedingfield - Recommended by MissMerFaery

This is a really beautiful song. Thank you for introducing me to it.

Black Horse and the Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall - Recommended by MissMerFaery

Whiskey For My Men Beer For My Horses by Toby Keith & Willie Nelson - Recommended by BevsPaper

Unfortunately, the official videos for this song and the Big & Rich song that follows, could not be embedded.

Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy by Big & Rich - Recommended by BevsPaper

Saddle Up by David Christie - Recommended by Alfiesgirl

Two Little Toys by Rolf Harris - Recommended by Alfiesgirl

Thank you for your recommendations! I had never heard either of these songs before. This one is so cute!

I sincerely hope you all enjoyed my Equestrian Entertainment!

Music of the 50's ~ A Decade of Distinction

A selection of 50's music

Don Francisco ~ Christian Singer, Songwriter & Musician

An introduction to the man and his music

Music Speaks to My Soul

An introduction to "Within Temptation"

Martina McBride

An introduction to Martina McBride and several of her songs

Halloween Music ~ Popular Punk Rock and Metal Music for Halloween

Appropriate music for Halloween

Music Written About Horses

The Horse Music Review

O Holy Night

The story behind the song

Some of my favorite songs were originally preformed by the band Journey.

© 2010 Cynthia Sylvestermouse

So Tell Me, What Other Songs About Horses Can You Think Of? - If I can find a video or links, I just might add it here.

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      7 years ago

      "The Red Headed Stranger from Blue Rock, Montana..."

      Willie Nelson

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      ruth-williams lm 

      8 years ago

      Some great songs here, I love all of these songs! Certainly think Rolf Harris is my fave though!

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      8 years ago

      What a lot of songs about horses there are! You really have a nice collection here.

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What a great collection of music, Cynthia! I had no idea there were so many good ones about horses. =D

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      Malu Couttolenc 

      9 years ago

      Fantastic page! I think you have mentioned all the horse songs that were coming to mind as I was reading.

      Ohh i loved dan Folgelberg too, and just like you The Leader of the band.

      Featured your lens in my Music Food of our Soul Page :)

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      9 years ago

      "Wild Fire" was on of the first songs I remember as a kid growing up that made me sad... I've always loved the song and horses. great lense!

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      ChrisDay LM 

      9 years ago

      Great lens with so many memories. Thanks.

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      HorseAndPony LM 

      10 years ago

      I'm back for another visit. This Horse Review has been featured on Everything Horse and Pony at

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      10 years ago from United States

      @delia-delia: Thank you so much for your blessing!

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      10 years ago

      what a great lens , well put together idea for a lens...5*... and a ~"Squid Angel Blessing"~

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      Alfiesgirl LM 

      10 years ago

      Lol great lens...hows about:

      Saddle-up n ride your pony ~ David Christie


      2 little boys had 2 little toys each had a wooden horse ~ Rolf Harris

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      10 years ago from United States

      @anonymous: Hahahaha, I am laughing so hard over the fact that you are the one who suggested those two songs. I didn't have the nerve to put Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy on here originally, but for you, I'd do anything!!!!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      10 years ago from United States

      @Missmerfaery444: Thank you for your help! I really liked Wild Horses by Natasha Bedingfield. That is the first time I have heard that song.

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      10 years ago

      Toby Keith...Whiskey For My Men, Beer For My Horses. Big and Rich...Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy. Just 2 that came to mind.

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      10 years ago

      Great idea for a lens!! Some songs I knew and some I didn't :) Other horse songs in my own collection are Runaway Horses by Belinda Carlisle, Wild Horses by Natasha Bedingfield, When Horsepower Meant What It Said by Sandi Thom, and Black Horse and the Cherrytree by KT Tunstall (some of these are British singers so you might not know them). Also Bryan Adams recorded the soundtrack for Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron which had a lot of horse songs on as well as instrumentals. 5 stars!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      10 years ago from United States

      @WildFacesGallery: That is truly awesome! I love it! Thank you for helping me. I have added a sample of your suggestion above.

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      10 years ago from Iowa

      Kinda fun rolling through the horse songs. I'm not sure if this fits with your theme but Robert Vavra put out a cd called Horses Of The Wind. which is music that includes natural horse noises. I actually listen to it when I paint. Great lens. :)

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      10 years ago

      I think I only recognised one song! Fascinating topic for a lens though ;) 5*

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      10 years ago from United States

      @Heather426: Excellent suggestions Heather! Thanks! I will see what I can I find and add them to this lens.

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      Heather Burns 

      10 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Love it! I liked the silly Crazy Horses by the Osmonds...and the Rolling Stones did the first version of Wild Horses, which Garth Brooks covered...and then there is the Mr. Ed theme song, A Horse is a Horse, of Course....just a few I thought of off the top of my head. :)

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      10 years ago

      Wonderful horse songs! I hadn't heard of some, but others I knew quite well.


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