Famous Horses

There are many famous horses in history, literature, film, cartoons, mythology, ...
We invite you to discover the names of many famous horses in several categories.

Famous horses in Litterature

Arod - « Lord of the ring » by J.R.R Tolkien (horse of Legolas)
Artax - « The neverending story » by Michael Ende
Bill - « Lord of the ring » by J.R.R Tolkien (owned by the hobbits)
Black Beauty - « Black beauty » by Anna Sewell
Flicka - « My friend Flicka » by Mary O'Hara
Gabilan - « The red pony » by John Steinbeck
Jolly Jumper - « Lucky Luke » by Morris
Joey – « War horse » by Michael Morpurgo
Phantom - « The phantom stallion » by Terri Farley
Rocinante – « Don Quixote » by Miguel de Cervantes Saaverda
Roheryn - « Lord of the ring » by J.R.R Tolkien (horse of Aragorn)
Pilgrim - « The horse whisperer » by Nicholas Evans
Shadowfax - « Lord of the ring » by J.R.R Tolkien (horse of Gandalf the White)
The Black – « The black stallion » by Walter Farley

Famous horses in movies

Artax – The neverending story
Black beauty – Black beauty
Bucephalus – The adventures of baron Munchausen
Cisco – Dances with wolves
Concorde – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Goliath – Ladyhawke
Gunpowder – The legend of Sleepy Hollow
Hidalgo - Hidalgo
Pilgrim – The horse whisperer
Rigel – Ben Hur
Seabiscuit – Seabiscuit
Spirit – Spirit : Stallion of the Cimarron
The Black – The black stallion
The Pie – National velvet

Horses in disney's movies

Achilles – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Angus - Brave
Bullseye – Toy story
Captain – 101 dalmatians
Frou-frou – The Arisocats
Horace Horsecollar – In the Walt Disney Caroons
Maximus - Tangled
Samson – Sleeping beauty

Horses in television series

Bear – Dr Quinn, medicine Woman
Chub – Bonanza
Cochise – Bonanza
Flash - Dr Quinn, medicine Woman
Mr Ed – Mr Ed
Tornado - Zorro

Famous horses in history

Babieca – Horse of El Cid (military leeder in medieval Spain)
Bucephalus – Alexander the Great
Comanche – Only survivor of the battle of Lillt Big Horn
Trojan horse

Horses - mythology and legends

Arion – Immortal horse (greek)
Balius – Horse of Achille (greek)
Gulltoppr – One of the horses of the gods (norse mythology)
Hofvarpnir – Horse of Gna (norse mythology)
Kelpie – Supernatural water horse (celtic)
Pegasus - Winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in colour (greek)
Llamrei – Mare of King Arthur
Trojan Horse – A tale from the Trojan War
Xanthos - Horse of Achille (greek)

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