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Top 11 Kids Horse TV Shows & Cartoons

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Is your child passionate about horses? Here's a list of the top kids' horse TV shows and cartoons that are packed with engaging storylines, enchanting characters, and of course, horses.

Hey there! Are there any horse-loving youngsters in your household?

If so, this list is perfect for them. My four year old son likes quite a few shows on this list. He is not even a horse lover and is really picky about what he watches.

I’ve gathered the top 11 kids’ horse TV shows and cartoons, full of captivating characters, engaging storylines, and, of course, horses.

These shows are a perfect treat after an action-filled day. I’ve compiled a mix of classics and modern hits, all of which are absolutely binge-worthy.

These shows cater to all ages, from young children to teenagers, providing entertaining content for everyone. So, let’s trot on and find the perfect show for your little equestrians or animal lovers.

Wendy kids horse tv shows

1. Wendy (2013-2014)

Introducing Wendy! Based on the popular comic book series of the same name, Wendy is a delightful series for horse lovers. I personally like this series a lot and watched it with my son. I wish they made more seasons and episodes.

Wendy Thorburn is a confident, adventurous, and horse-loving girl who lives at Rose Valley, a stable owned by her family.

Together with her loyal horse Dixie, Wendy overcomes various challenges, participates in exciting horse riding competitions, and deals with rivalries from other teams.

This series is a great way for kids to learn about friendship, determination, and the bond between humans and horses.

Watch it on: Amazon Prime Video

2. Horseland (2006-2008)

Horseland is a fun animated TV series based at the fictional Horseland Stables. Launched in 2006, it has three seasons. My son used to watch this show over and over again and I enjoyed it as well.

The series focuses on six friends – Sarah, Alma, Molly, Chloe, Zoey, and Bailey – and their beloved horses. Together, they navigate through various real-life situations, with their shared love for horses binding them together.

Watch it on: Amazon Prime, and Tubi

3. The Saddle Club (2001-2009)

I loved this show as a horse crazy kid. The Saddle Club, a classic horse show, is one that many young horse enthusiasts have grown up watching. First aired in 2001, the show spans three seasons.

This series follows the lives of three best friends – Stevie, Carole, and Lisa, who form the Saddle Club at Pine Hollow Stables. Despite their distinct personalities, their shared love for horses brings them together.

Watch it on: Amazon Prime Video and Peacock

4. Spirit Riding Free (2017-2020)

Starting with the much-loved series, Spirit Riding Free, which sprang from the successful movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. This enchanting series has eight seasons, which debuted in 2017. This is another show my son and I have liked watching.

This story revolves around Fortuna “Lucky” Esperanza Navarro Prescott, a 12-year-old girl who moves to a small western town called Miradero. She quickly forms a deep connection with a wild Kiger Mustang named Spirit Jr. Together with their friends Pru, Abigail, and their respective horses, they embark on various adventures.

Watch it on: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

5. Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales (2017-2019)

Following closely is Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales, a fun mini-series that continues the Spirit Riding Free narrative. First released in 2019, this series has two seasons of exciting bite-sized adventures.

From exciting camping trips to lively birthday parties, this series showcases the PALs (Lucky, Pru, Abigail) and their beloved horses experiencing new journeys and overcoming challenges together. This series is a great way to introduce kids to the concept of friendship, growth, and overcoming challenges together.

Watch it on: Netflix

6. Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy (2020- )

The Spirit franchise continues to impress with Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy. This series, with two seasons to its name, was launched in 2020.

Our familiar characters, the PALs, leave their hometown of Miradero to join Palomino Bluffs Riding Academy, a renowned boarding school. At the academy, they embark on a new adventure while honing their horse riding skills.

Watch it on: Netflix

7. Free Rein (2017-2019)

Free Rein, with its three seasons, is an ideal choice for tweens or teens who are captivated by horses. It debuted in 2017.

The protagonist is 15-year-old Zoe Phillips, who spends her summer in her mother’s hometown in England. During her stay, she forms a special bond with a mysterious and wild horse named Raven. Zoe’s journey in the series sees her solving mysteries, making friends, and developing her equestrian skills.

This another show I wish they made more seasons of. It was a little stereotypical type of horse tv show but it was still fun to watch.

Watch it on: Netflix

8. Ponysitters Club (2018)

Ponysitters Club is an inspiring show that combines the themes of rescuing horses and fostering friendships. Premiering in 2018, this series has two seasons.

Skye and her friends, who form the Ponysitters Club, work tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate horses at Skye’s family-owned ranch. The series is an adventurous tale of the group’s efforts to help the rescued animals at the ranch.

This wasn’t one of my favorites but it is still a cute show and more geared towards younger kids.

Watch it on: Netflix

9. Mystic (2020-2021)

“Mystic” is a gripping horse-centered TV series that debuted in 2020.

The series follows the journey of a young girl named Issie who moves to a beautiful but remote coastal village in New Zealand, following the death of her father. Issie forms a mysterious connection with a wild horse that she names Mystic. The series traces Issie’s adventure as she tries to unravel the mystery surrounding Mystic, while also navigating the challenges of her new life.

This show is an intriguing mix of mystery, adventure, and the strong bond between a girl and her horse, making it a must-watch for young horse enthusiasts.

I haven’t watched the whole series through. It is not one of my favorites but it is interesting and a little different than what you would expect for a horse series.

Watch it on: Amazon Prime Video

10. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2010-2019)

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a charming update on the classic My Little Pony TV series. First aired in 2010, the show has eight seasons.

The series chronicles the adventures of Twilight Sparkle and her fellow ponies Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash, and Pinkie Pie, as they explore the essence of friendship under the mentorship of Princess Celestia.

This is one of my son’s favorites out of this list.

Watch it on: Netflix and Hulu

11. Ride (2016-2017)

Concluding our list is Ride, a captivating show for horse-loving tweens and teens. The series debuted in 2016 and has two seasons.

The story focuses on Kit, an American girl who moves to England to attend Covington Academy, an equestrian boarding school. Despite her initial fear of horseback riding, she forms an unlikely friendship with TK, the school’s most stubborn horse.

I have not gotten a chance to watch this tv show yet but I read the reviews on this and I am interested in watching it!

Watch it on: Amazon Prime Video

This concludes our list of the best horse TV shows for kids. Each show provides not only entertainment but also valuable lessons about friendship, hard work, and the wonderful bond between humans and horses.

So grab some popcorn, pick a show, and enjoy a fun horse-filled adventure!

Cheers, Kacey

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Kacey Cleary Administrator
Kacey has been an equestrian since 1998. She was a working student at several eventing and dressage barns. She has owned horses, leased horses, and trained horses. Kacey received an A.S. in Equine Industries from UMass Amherst, where she rode on the dressage team. She was certified with the ARIA and is licensed to teach riding in MA. She has been a barn manager and has run her own horse farm.
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