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List of fictional horses

This is a list of horses in fictional subjects.

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Horses in literature

  • Alfonso (or, in Swedish, Lilla Gubben), the horse in the Pippi Longstocking series by Astrid Lindgren.
  • Arod, Legolas's horse in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • Arondel, Bevis's horse in the Middle English romance Bevis of Hampton
  • Artax, Atreyu's horse in Michael Ende's The Neverending Story
  • Asfaloth, Glorfindel's horse, from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • Athansor, ridden by Peter Lake in Mark Helprin's A Winter's Tale
  • Barnum and Skip, the Wilders' driving team of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books and The First Four Years
  • Bela, originally owned by Tam al'Thor, and later by Egwene al'Vere in The Wheel of Time series.
  • Bill the Pony, owned by the Hobbits in The Lord of the Rings
  • Binky, ridden by Death in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels
  • The Black (Stallion), from a series of 21 books by Walter Farley beginning with The Black Stallion (1941)
  • Black Boy and Rapide, Jill Crewe's ponies from the series by Ruby Ferguson (in later editions, "Black Boy" became "Best Boy")
  • Blaze, from a series of children's books by Clarence William Anderson, beginning with Billy and Blaze (1936)
  • Boxer, Mollie, and Clover, from Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Bree Hee Hinny Hoo Hah ("Bree" for short), from The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
  • Bumpkin, Merry Brandybuck's horse in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • Cadoc, from Christopher Paolini's Eragon.
  • Cigarette, from My Firend Flicka
  • Cloud, the pony owned by Veralidaine Sarrasri, plus other ponies, in The Immortals Quartet by Tamora Pierce.
  • Sir Chess, the Knight Destrier, in Linda Medley's Castle Waiting.
  • Comet, Supergirl's pet horse.
  • Many 'Companions', which are human spirits reincarnated in the form of white horses in Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series of books
  • Condor, the mount of Green Rider Karigan G'ladheon in Kristen Britain's Green Rider series of books
  • Dagobaz, Ash's horse from The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye
  • De Lü, the mount of Chinese warlord Liu Bei in the Romance of Three Kingdoms
  • Faran, Sparhawk's horse in David Eddings' series The Elenium and The Tamuli
  • Fatty Lumpkin, horse owned by Tom Bombadil in The Lord of the Rings
  • Firefoot, horse owned by Éomer in The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Fledge the winged horse from The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis - originally named Strawberry and working in London pulling hansom cabs, before being transported to Narnia and given wings and a new name by Aslan.
  • Florian, from Felix Salten's novel "Florian, the Emperor's Horse"
  • Fru-Fru, from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Glue-Boy, Cuthbert Allgood's horse from the Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
  • Gunpowder, Ichabod Crane's horse from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • The Golden Ass, 2nd century AD Roman novel in Latin
  • The "great horses" owned by Angus Morton in The Chrysalids. Though they are the result of an officially sanctioned breeding program, the fact they are, technically, mutants causes tension between Angus and his brother-in-law, Joseph Strorm.
  • Greatheart, Beauty's horse from Robin McKinley's novel Beauty
  • The Hell Bitch, Captain Woodrow Call's horse in Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove.
  • Hasufel, Aragorn's horse in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • Hero, the fastest horse in the world; owned by the legendary The Phantom
  • the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent and cultured horses in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Hwin, from The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
  • Captain Jinks' horse, of the Horse Marines, fed on corn and beans in the nursery rhyme
  • Jolly Jumper, Lucky Luke's horse and friend in Lucky Luke
  • Kate and Bill, the Wilders' work horses of Laura Ingalls Wilder's The First Four Years
  • Lark, from The Berserker's Horse by Lisa Maxwell
  • Miramis with the golden mane and hooves of gold from Astrid Lindgren's book Mio, my Mio
  • Misty of Chincoteague, a real pony made famous by Marguerite Henry's children's book of the same name
  • Monarch, from the book Jodie's Journey
  • Moonlight, the horse owned by Alanna of Trebond in the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce
  • Nahar, noble steed of the Vala Oromë, in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion
  • Nara, a Hunnuli or magical horse, from The Dark Horse series by Mary H. Herbert
  • Prairie Horses from The Horseclans
  • Peachblossom, the horse owned by Keladry in the Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce
  • Prince and Lady, Almanzo Wilder's Morgan horse driving team of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books
  • Pylon, Susan's horse from the Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
  • Rakhsh, Rostam's horse in Shahnameh
  • Rih, Kara Ben Nemsi's horse in Karl May's tales of the orient.
  • Roach is the name Geralt of Rivia, from the The Witcher series by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, gives to all his horses.
  • Rocinante, from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes also the hero's horse in King of Hearts
  • Red Hare, the mount of Lü Bu and Guan Yu in the Chinese epic Romance of Three Kingdoms
  • Rusher, Roland's horse from the Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
  • Šarac or Sharkolia, horse of Prince Marko
  • Roheryn, horse owned by Aragorn in J. R. R. Tolkien'sThe Lord of the Rings
  • Sam and David, the Ingalls family work horses of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie
  • Shadowfax, Gandalf the White's horse from The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Silver from The Lone Ranger
  • Various horses, most notably Thorwa, from The Silver Brumby
  • Snowfire, from Christopher Paolini's Eragon.
  • Snowmane, King Théoden of Rohan's horse in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  • Stardust and Sunstorm from Ashleigh's Hope by Joanna Campbell
  • Stranger, Sandor Clegane's warhorse from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
  • Stormy, from Stormy, Misty's Foal by Marguerite Henry
  • Thunderhead, son of Flicka from the book by Mary O'Hara
  • Tornac, from Christopher Paolini's Eragon.
  • Trotsky, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's horse
  • Tsornin (Sungold), Harry Crewe's horse in The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley.
  • Veillantif (also called Brigliadoro), Roland's horse in the chansons de geste.
  • Whinney and her offspring, Racer and Grey, from the Earth's Children books
  • Whirlwind from Shadow Horse by Alison Hart
  • Sunka Wakan " The Great Spirit horse" from The Great Spirit Horse by Linda Little Wolf

Horses in the myths

  • Arion, an immortal, extremely swift horse
  • Arvak and Alsvid pulled Sól's chariot
  • Dyaus Pita, the Sky Father, who appears as a horse
  • Epona, Gaulish horse goddess
  • Gandharva, male nature spirits, usually part horse
  • Gulltoppr, the horse of Heimdallr in Norse myths
  • Hengroen, King Arthur's horse
  • Hippocampus, a mythical seahorse that pulled Poseidon's chariot
  • Hrimfaxi, Nótt's horse in Norse myths
  • Hofvarpnir, horse of the goddess Gná in Norse myths
  • Kelpie, a mythical Celtic water horse
  • Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend, Cúchulainn's horses
  • Llamrei, King Arthur's mare
  • Rhaebus, the horse of Mezentius in Roman myths
  • the Sileni, a half-man, half-horse race in Greek myths
  • Silili, a Babylonian king of horses
  • Skinfaxi, Dagur's horse in Norse myths
  • Sleipnir, Odin's eight-legged horse in Norse myths
  • Svadilfari, the giant stallion that fathered Sleipnir
  • Tikbalang, the demon horse in Philippine folklore
  • the Trojan Horse
  • Widow-Maker, mythical cowboy Pecos Bill's horse
  • Tír na nÓg, plays a major role in the tale of Oisín and Niamh in Celtic mythology.

Horses in film

  • Aldebran, from Ben-Hur (one of four from the Chariot Race)
  • Antares, from Ben-Hur
  • Altair, from Ben-Hur
  • Artax, Atreyu's Horse from The NeverEnding Story
  • Bad Horse, from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
  • Beau, from True Grit with John Wayne
  • Big John, from For Richer or Poorer
  • Blue Boy, race horse from Laurel and Hardy's 1929 comedy short, Wrong Again
  • Brego, a horse ridden by Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy
  • Bucephalus, from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Buttermilk, Dale Evans' horse
  • Champion, Gene Autry's horse
  • Cisco, John Dunbar's buckskin gelding from Dances with Wolves
  • Clover, Bob Wills' horse
  • Concorde, the mount of Sir Lancelot in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (not a real horse, but a page banging coconuts together), though on the Monty Python TV show, Dennis Moore had a "real" horse named Concorde.
  • Denny, the buckskin gelding of The Man From Snowy River (also appeared in the sequel, Return to Snowy River)
  • Diablo the black and white pinto from the Cisco Kid movies
  • Don, talking horse from Hot to Trot
  • Dover, race horse from My Fair Lady (does not appear on screen)
  • Flash, from Flash
  • Frou-Frou, from The Aristocats
  • Goliath, from Ladyhawke
  • Gunpowder, Constable Ichabod Crane's horse in the film The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • The Hell Bitch, Woodrow Call's gray mare in Lonesome Dove
  • Hidalgo, paint stallion from the movie of the same name (disputed)
  • The Horse of a Different Color, from The Wizard of Oz
  • Little Blackie, from the John Wayne film True Grit
  • Khartoum, the ill-fated horse from The Godfather
  • Oliver Hardy, at the end of Flying Deuces; after he died in a plane crash, he was reincarnated as a horse.
  • Phillip, Edmund's horse from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (voiced by Philip Steuer)
  • Rain, the paint mare from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
  • Rigel, from Ben-Hur
  • Shadowfax, Gandalf's white horse from the Lord of the Rings
  • Spirit, buckskin stallion from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
  • Sprout, from The Parent Trap (1998 film)
  • Tolo, gelding from The Long Shot
  • Tony, Tom Mix's horse
  • Tír na nÓg from Into the West (film)
  • Victor, the Lone Ranger's nephew's horse

Horses in television

  • Apocalypse Ponies, from Robot Chicken
  • Argo, from Xena: Warrior Princess, also a name of another horse in the TV Series Wildfire
  • Argo 2 from Xena: Warrior Princess. Argo,s Daughter.
  • Avatar, from the TV Series Wildfire
  • Bandit, buckskin from Caitlin's Way
  • Black Beauty, from The Adventures of Black Beauty, loosely based on the novel (see above)
  • Champion the Wonder Horse, the eponymous hero of a 1950s television series
  • Catastros, Horse and Zord of Koragg in Power Rangers Mystic Force.
  • Chico, also his real name, Queen of Sword's horse.
  • Comet, the intelligent and courageous horse of Brisco County, Jr.
  • Duncan, also known as Furious D, from The Simpsons
  • Edmund, Aunt Manya's imaginary pony, from Seinfeld
  • Mr. Ed, eponymous horse of the CBS series from 1961–1966
  • Esquilax, in The Simpsons
  • Fury, the eponymous black stallion of the 1950s TV series
  • Hercules, Steptoe and Son's horse
  • Horace Horsecollar from the Walt Disney cartoons
  • Houdini, a horse from the TV series Wildfire
  • Katie, the paint mare belonging to The Kid from The Young Riders
  • Lasty, Futurama
  • Ostrich Horse of Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Mach Kick from Beast Wars Neo
  • Pie-O-My, Ralph Cifaretto's horse from Episodes 44 and 48 of Season 4 of The Sopranos
  • Pokey, the horse from The Gumby Show
  • Pony Puff Princess, Dee Dee's idol in Dexter's Laboratory
  • Princess, Lisa's horse in The Simpsons
  • Quick Draw McGraw, of Hanna-Barbera's cartoon series
  • Rocket, DJ's horse in Full House, taken over by Becky at the end of the episode
  • Sesame Street muppet horses: Buster (Forgetful Jones's horse); Fred the Wonder Horse (Grover's horse, as Marshal Grover)
  • Scout, Tonto's horse
  • Silver, the Lone Ranger's horse
  • Sophie, Colonel Potter's horse on M*A*S*H (TV series)
  • Stetson, A horse from the TV series Wildfire
  • Tango, owned by Captain Christopher Pike on Star Trek
  • The White Horses, the eponymous horses in the Yugoslav children's series, seen in an English dubbed version in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
  • Wildfire, from ABC Family's Wildfire (TV series)
  • The Trojan Pony

Horses in animation

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Quick Draw McGraw
  • Arrow, rival of Thowra in The Silver Brumby cartoon series
  • Achilles, horse of Captain Phoebus in Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
  • Altivo, Cortez's warhorse from Dreamwork's "Road To El Dorado"
  • Bucephalus, demon-horse of Alexander the Great from Reign: The Conqueror
  • Bel Bel, mother of Thowra in The Silver Brumby cartoon series
  • Bullseye, Woody's horse in Toy Story 2
  • Captain, the authoritative farm horse in Disney's "One Hundred and One Dalmatians"
  • Catherine, (known as Epona in the games) Link's horse in The Legend of Zelda animated series
  • Cyril Proudbottom, Toad's helpful but clumsy, goofy horse friend in Disney's "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr.Toad"
  • Chet, from The Littlest Pet Shop
  • Harriet, girlfriend of Fuzzy the Bun from Fritz the Cat
  • Horace Horsecollar
  • "Horse", Dudley Do-Right's horse
  • Hudson Horstachio, Viva Pinata
  • Khan, the Fa family's horse from Disney's Mulan
  • Kokuō, Raō's giant horse from Fist of the North Star
  • The Last Unicorn
  • Mr. Horse from Ren and Stimpy
  • Captain Rape, Tony Randelsome's horse
  • My Little Pony
  • Noble Heart Horse, a Care Bears Cousin from the Care Bears television series and films
  • Pharfignewton, Pinky's girlfriend on Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain
  • Philippe, Belle and her father's horse from Disney's Beauty and the Beast
  • Pegasus, in Hercules
  • Peganosuke, the shy Pegasus, from Damekko Doubutsu
  • Ponycorn Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden
  • Quick Draw McGraw
  • Samson, Prince Phillip's horse from Disney's Sleeping Beauty
  • Spirit from She-Ra
  • Spirit Who Could Not Be Broken, the stallion from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, who remains nameless until the end of the film
  • Starlight, from Rainbow Brite
  • Storm, best friend of Thowra in The Silver Brumby cartoon series
  • Thowra, the Silver Brumby in The Silver Brumby cartoon series
  • The Brolga, king of mountain horses in The Silver Brumby cartoon series
  • Yarraman, deasceased father of Thowra in The Silver Brumby cartoon series
  • Yunihiko, the trickster Unicorn from Damekko Doubutsu

Horses in comics

  • Lucy, pet horse and special friend to Danae in Wiley Miller's Non Sequitur

Horses in song

  • Becky, the horse from Carl Perkins' "Movie Magg"
  • Chestnut Mare, the eponymous horse in the song by The Byrds
  • Feitlebaum, the racehorse who always comes up from behind to finish first (even in a car race) in songs by Doodles Weaver (performed with Spike Jones and his City Slickers)
  • Henry the Horse, the waltzing horse from The Beatles' "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" (based on a real horse called Zanthus, from Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal)
  • The Horse with No Name, the horse in the eponymous song by America
  • Mac, from Mason Proffit's "Two Hangmen"
  • Pinto the wonder horse from the song by Tom T. Hall
  • The Old Gray Mare, the horse in the eponymous song
  • The Tennessee Stud, the horse in the eponymous song written by Jimmy Driftwood
  • Trigger, the horse who pulled the fastest milkcart in the West in Benny Hill's "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)"
  • Wildfire, the horse in the eponymous song by Michael Martin Murphey
  • "Galway Bay", the coal-black mare in the song of the same name.

Horses in video games

  • Agro, the horse of Wander, and Phaedra, the 4th Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus
  • Hudson Horstachio, Viva Pinata
  • Epona is Link's horse in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
  • Matsukaze, from the video game series Samurai Warriors
  • Old Gary, the rotten old horse from Peasant's Quest
  • The Pokémon Ponyta and Rapidash
  • Przewalski's Horse in Zoo Tycoon (though only with the bonus pack Endangered Species, or to download from the game's site) and later also in Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species
  • Smith, Iolo's horse in Ultima series, who talks and can give clues for the previous part in the series.
  • Red Hare, from the video game series Dynasty Warriors
  • Ruin, horse of War in Darksiders
  • Ponies are amongs, in Crystal's Pony Tale
  • Horses & Zebras of Horse meadows in World of Zoo

Horses in toys

  • Several Beanie Babies
  • My Little Pony
  • Breyer horses

See also

  • List of fictional animals



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