horses and their western movies.

by road-traveled | created - 06 Oct 2015 | updated - 23 Nov 2017 | Public

Acting credits for the few of many horses in the movies.

Goldie- with Hoot Gibson, Johnny -with Andy Clyde, Knight- with Rod Cammeron, Little Blackie- with Kim Darby, Mike- with George O'Brien, Outlaw- with Joel Mcrea, Dollar - with John Wayne, Apache- with Bob Baker Baron- Tom Tyler Brownie- Bob Steele Calico - Gabby Hayes Cisco - Kevin Costner Cyclone - Red Barry Topper - Hopalong Cassidy

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1. No Man's Gold (1926)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Tom Mix, Tony the Horse, Eva Novak, Frank Campeau

Votes: 17

Tony the Horse

36 acting credits, 1922-1940.

2. In Old Amarillo (1951)

Approved | 67 min | Western

A drought is about to end the cattle business. The owner of a canning factory wants to buy all the remaining cattle cheap. He plans to ruin the cattlemen's plans to ship water by train and ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Estelita Rodriguez, Penny Edwards

Votes: 48


95 acting credits, 202 titles. 1938-1966. 1934-1965, 30 years

5. Flaming Guns (1932)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A ranch manager falls in love with a banker's daughter. After he and the girl's parents have a quarrel, he and the girl flee across the border into Mexico.

Director: Arthur Rosson | Stars: Tom Mix, William Farnum, Ruth Hall, Clarence Wilson

Votes: 20

Tony Jr. the Horse

5 credits, '32-'35

6. The Devil Horse (1932)

Passed | 216 min | Western

Bob Norton, seeking his brother's killer, tangles with outlaws, wild horses, and a "wild" boy.

Director: Otto Brower | Stars: Harry Carey, Noah Beery, Frankie Darro, Apache

Votes: 27


8 western credits

7. Black Hills Ambush (1952)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Western

Rocky arrives to help his friend Nugget whose shipments are being robbed. Learning the gang only goes for incoming shipments, he figures they are repacking the loot and having Nugget ship ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Allan Lane, Black Jack, Eddy Waller, Leslie Banning

Votes: 36

Black Jack the horse. 39 credits, '47-'53. 100 movies.

Black Jack

8. Racketeer Round-up (1934)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Crime, Romance

Deacon Merrill (Ned Norton), a reformed bank robber, owns a dude ranch in Arizona. He was left in charge of the loot from a robbery in which the rest of the gang was caught and jailed. Two ... See full summary »

Directors: Jerry Callahan, Robert J. Horner | Stars: Black King, Edmund Cobb, Edna Aslin, Francis Walker

Black King the horse. 4 credits

Black King

9. The Outlaw Breaker (1926)

56 min | Western

Yak Darnell once known as the Outlaw Breaker no longer carries a gun. When there is a conflict between cattlemen and sheep men and a man is shot, Yak is framed. Escaping the lynch mob he once more straps on his gun.

Director: Jacques Jaccard | Stars: Yakima Canutt, Nelson McDowell, Harry Northrup, Alma Rayford

Votes: 6

Boy, the Wonder Horse. 3 credits.

Boy the Wonder Horse

11. Tumbling River (1927)

50 min | Western

Tom Gier (Tom Mix) tries to recover his stolen horses from rustlers and while trailing them he saves Edna Barton (Dorothy Dwan) from the gang and then ends up saving her from a fast moving river while breaking up the gang.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Tom Mix, Dorothy Dwan, William Conklin, Estella Essex

12. The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)
Episode: Horse Crazy (1956)

26 min | Western

An outlaw gang leader loses his prize horse that he has used to out-run many a posse. Realizing he needs his trusty steed to steal $50,000 being shipped to the local bank, he forces Roy to find his horse in a hurry.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 12

Buttermilk, 1941-1972.

29 credits

13. Outlaw's Highway (1934)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Drama, Western

A lawman, his dog and his trusty white stallion fight a gang of outlaws.

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Kazan the Wonder Dog, Jack King, Cactus the White Stallion, Philo McCullough

Votes: 12

14. The Adventures of Champion (1955–1956)
Episode: Challenge of the West (1955)

30 min | Adventure, Western

Ricky tries to prove that an outlaw's son wasn't responsible for a robbery at Sandy's ranch.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Champion, Barry Curtis, Jim Bannon, Blaze

Votes: 5

Champion, 82 credits, '35-'61. Died 42 years old. Gene Autrey had 3 Champions.


Champion and Gene Autrey.

15. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson, Comet

Votes: 7,397

16. The Westward Trail (1948)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Music, Western

Singing lawman Eddie Dean and sidekick Soapy Jones help a city woman and her ne'er-do-well brother save their ranch from a ruthless cattle baron seeking silver.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Eddie Dean, Copper the Horse, Roscoe Ates, Phyllis Planchard

Votes: 53

17. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)

Approved | 30 min | Western

The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho travel the old west in the grand tradition of the Lone Ranger, righting wrongs and fighting injustice wherever they find it.

Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Troy Melton, Bill Catching

Votes: 454

Diablo, 91 episodes

Loco, 82 episodes

18. Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: John Carroll, Noah Beery, Richard Alexander, Reed Howes

Votes: 242


7 credits, '37-'48 4 westerns

Died 30 years old

19. Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Romance, Western

John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 545


Duke. 6 westerns, 32-33.

20. Timber Terrors (1935)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Drama, Western

Be forewarned that "Captain (King of Dogs) "and "Dynamite (The Wonder Horse) " are billed above all of the cast except John Preston (who?), which means RCMP Sergeant Bruce Morton (John ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: John Preston, Dynamite the Horse, Captain King of Dogs, Myrla Bratton

Votes: 14

Dynamite the Horse

Dynamite. 10 credits, '25-'35

21. Gangster's Den (1945)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Western, Crime

Black is after both Taylor's saloon and the Lane ranch. Fuzzy takes the gold from his and Billy's mine and buys Taylor's saloon. This puts him and Billy in conflict with Black and his gang.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Falcon, Al St. John, Sydney Logan

Votes: 77


Falcon. 10 credits, '43-'45 Falcon and Billy Carson.

22. Freighters of Destiny (1931)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Randolph Carter is after Macey's freight franchise. He has his gang raid all of Macey's wagon trains so supplies will not reach town. In his latest raid Macey is killed. His son Steve ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: Tom Keene, Barbara Kent, Mitchell Harris, Frederick Burton

Votes: 61

Flash the Horse

Flash. 3 credits

23. The Toll Gate (1920)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

After being betrayed to the law by one of his henchmen, a bandit leader seeks to avenge himself.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: William S. Hart, Anna Q. Nilsson, Joseph Singleton, Jack Richardson

Votes: 183

Fritz the Horse

Fritz, 1907-1928, 31 years. 2 credits.

24. Under the Tonto Rim (1933)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

"Tonto" Daily fails as a cowpuncher for Weston, wealthy cattleman, and is demoted to chuck-wagon driver. He falls even lower, in Weston's estimation, when he loses the wagon in a river ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Fred Kohler, Raymond Hatton, Verna Hillie

25. The Pony Man (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

His job: outsourced. His home: commandeered by his couch-potato daughter. But Ed Heller's not losing hope. Inspired by a charismatic street clown, Ed's decided to reinvent himself. With a ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Renee Wilson | Stars: Dennis Moore, Debbie Wooten, Lisa Renee Wilson, Jonah Martin

Votes: 9

26. Fury (1955–1960)

30 min | Family, Western

A horse and the boy who loved him.

Stars: Peter Graves, William Fawcett, Bobby Diamond, Highland Dale

Votes: 393

Highland Dale

Highland Dale, 1943-1972, lived 28 years. 20 credits, 70 westerns, '46-'67

27. Shadows of Tombstone (1953)

Passed | 54 min | Western

Rancher Rex Allen captures a bandit, Delgado, a henchman for crooked Sheriff Webb and saloon owner Mike, who run the town to suit themselves, but Rex forces the sheriff to jail Delgado. ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Slim Pickens, Jeanne Cooper

Votes: 19


Koko, 1940-1967, 27 years. 18 westerns, '50-'54, 30 films

28. Rattlesnake Jake (2004)

6 min | Short, Western

Rattlesnake Jake is a musical western told entirely through song and verse. Contains graphic depictions of tumbleweed.

Director: David Lindsay | Stars: Jill Boxberger, Jeremy Costello, Grant Donovan, Will Etling

Votes: 19

29. Chasing Trouble (1926)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Western

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Director: Milburn Morante | Stars: Pete Morrison, Lightning the Horse, Ione Reed, Tom London

Votes: 9

31. The Blind Trail (1926)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Bob Carson and his pal Hank O'Hara are wandering through the west and stop at a western café and get into an argument with bad guys Mort Van Vlack and Al Sinclair. Alice Bartlett, recently ... See full summary »

Director: Leo D. Maloney | Stars: Leo D. Maloney, Josephine Hill, Nelson McDowell, Bud Osborne

Votes: 10

32. Jerry's Best Friend (1917)

Short, Comedy

Jerry has a wonderful horse, named Oneta, which does everything but talk and, when in the open western country he sleeps beneath his mount, which thus serves both as shelter and guard. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Bartlett | Stars: George Ovey, Claire Alexander, Roy Watson, Oneta the Horse

33. Lassie (1954–1974)
Episode: Mustang: Part 2 (1971)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Back at the Holden Ranch Garth and Dale leave food and water for the black stallion and hope he will choose to live at the ranch. The stallion once more visits his herd then accepts his new reality and returns to the ranch.

Director: Dick Moder | Stars: Ron Hayes, Lassie, Larry Wilcox, Ott

Votes: 7


8 credits, 27 genres, '71-'79

34. King of the Stallions (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Western

Both Indians and cowboys are after a beautiful stallion, the leader of a pack of wild horses.

Director: Edward Finney | Stars: Dave O'Brien, Chief Thundercloud, Sally Cairns, Rick Vallin

Votes: 19

37. The Phantom Pinto (1928)


(1941, Ellkay) Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short, Buzzy Henry, George Morrell. A rancher is shot while looking over a remote part of his property. The dying rancher tells of seeing a black ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford | Stars: Ranger the Horse, Tex Covey, Johnny Spofford, Cliff Lyons

38. The Wyoming Whirlwind (1932)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A mysterious bandit known as "The Wolf" steals the payroll from a country ranch.

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: Lane Chandler, Adele Lacy, Harry Todd, Loie Bridge

Votes: 9

Raven the Horse

21 credits, '21-'34

39. The Texan Meets Calamity Jane (1950)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Calamity Jane (Evelyn Ankers), learning that her ownership of the "Prairie Queen" saloon, bequeathed to her by the late unseen Frank Mullen, is going to be disputed by Frank's niece, ... See full summary »

Director: Ande Lamb | Stars: Evelyn Ankers, James Ellison, Lee 'Lasses' White, Ruth Whitney

Votes: 50

40. Partners of the Trail (1944)

Approved | 57 min | Western

Kate Hilton, returning to her ranch in Springfield via stagecoach after learning of the murder of her father, meets U.S. Marshal Nevada Jack McKenzie. The stage is held up and robbed of the... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Craig Woods, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 24

41. No Man's Law (1927)

Passed | 54 min | Western

Two thugs plot to kill an old miner to get his claim, but one of them lusts after his beautiful daughter and wants her first.

Director: Fred Jackman | Stars: Rex the Wonder Horse, Barbara Kent, James Finlayson, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 49

Rex the Wonder Horse

15 credits, '24-'33

42. Rough Riding Rhythm (1937)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Drama, Music

When Jim and Scrubby arrive to see Scrubby's sister, they find her murdered and suspect it was her no good husband Jake. But Jake and his men have just robbed the stage and two dectectives ... See full summary »

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Kermit Maynard, Beryl Wallace, Ralph Peters, Olin Francis

Votes: 10

Rocky the Horse

10 westerns , '34-'37.

Kermit Maynard and Rocky.

43. Overland Mail (1939)

Passed | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Western

Overland mail riders Jack Mason and his pal, Porchy, learn that an Indian uprising is imminent because one of the tribe has been murdered by a gang of outlaws. The primary town of the mail ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Jack Randall, Vince Barnett, Jean Joyce, Tristram Coffin

Votes: 17

Rusty the Horse

10 acting credits, from 1938-1941. Tom Keene's horse and Addison Randall's horse.

45. Riders of Death Valley (1941)

Approved | 283 min | Action, Western

The story centers about a group of vigilantes organized to protect miners in the picturesque but sinister days of the California gold strike. Jim Benton (Dick Foran) and Tombstone (Buck ... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Buck Jones, Charles Bickford

Votes: 61

Smoke, 15 credits, '35-'41

Silver, 75 credits, 22-'42