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.
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”
Then there is the 1970’s hit by America, “A horse with no name”
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 is not a horse but something else – a motorcycle, the one eyed jackal.
The one song about a real horse that I could not find to embed here 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.