Songs about horses

Horses are something to sing about. So how many modern songs are about horses? There are more thank you think. I have not only have a list but have embedded the songs in the post so you can listen to each one of them. Let’s get started.

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The first song that came to my mind was Emmy Lou Harris singing “Born to Run”, a song she wrote performed for the Kentucky Derby.

Another song dedicated to the Kentucky Derby is by Dan Fogelberg called “Run for the Roses”, The video below includes a short intro to the song by Dan himself and why he wrote the song.

Now a few tunes that were dedicated to individual horses both fictional and historical.

The song “Wildfire” became a hit in the 1970’s. It is about a girl and her horse name ‘Wildfire” sung by Michael Martin Murphey

Now one song that I do like is “Silver Stallion’ by the Highway Men, but alas, if you listen closely to the words you will realize that the stallion changes from a horse to something else – a motorcycle, the one eyed jackal. The video shows this.

The one song about a real horse is “Comanche, the brave horse” sung by Johnny Horton.  It is a ballad about the only surviving member of the US Army after the battle of the Little Big Horn.

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