The Best Country Songs About Horses

From songs about old faithful companions to ones about wild untameable beasts, there’s something in this playlist for every horse loving country music lover.

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From songs about old faithful companions to ones about wild untameable beasts, there’s something in this playlist for every horse loving country music lover.

March 26, 2023 4:22 pm GMT
Last Edited July 24, 2023 7:55 am GMT

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“Dancing and riding; it’s the same damn thing,” Nicholas Evans wrote in his best-selling novel The Horse Whisperer. Which probably explains why there are so many bloody country songs about horses!

If I'm being honest, I loved horses before I loved country music. I grew up watching Champion the Wonderhorse and National Velvet and I loved watching westerns; mainly for the horses.

When I was five years old, I was so into horses and cowgirls and cowboys that I started listening to songs about them too.

I remember Marty Robbins seemed to have the best ones, but Eddy Arnold had one called ‘The Tennessee Stud’ that the five-year-old me absolutely loved.

Ever since then my ears have always pricked up whenever a horse song comes on. From songs about old faithful companions to ones about wild untameable beasts, there’s something in this playlist for every horse loving country music lover.

After all, there’s no better place to see the world than from the back of a horse.

So, saddle up and ride off into the sunset with Holler’s playlist of the Best Country Songs About Horses.

See the full tracklist for Holler's Best Country Music Songs About Horses Playlist below:

  1. 1.

    High Horse

    Kacey Musgraves

  2. 2.

    Giddy Up

    Shania Twain

  3. 3.

    Old Town Road - Remix

    Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus

  4. 4.

    Wildflowers and Wild Horses

    Lainey Wilson

  5. 5.

    A Horse With No Name


  6. 6.

    White Horse (Taylor's Version)

    Taylor Swift

  7. 7.

    Faster Horses (The Cowboy and the Poet)

    Tom T. Hall

  8. 8.

    Since She Started To Ride

    Jonathan Richman

  9. 9.

    If Heartaches Were Horses

    George Strait

  10. 10.

    Hold My Horses

    Madeline Edwards

  11. 11.

    One in the Saddle, One on the Ground

    Sturgill Simpson

  12. 12.

    Back in the Saddle Again

    Gene Autry

  13. 13.

    Beer For My Horses

    Toby Keith and Willie Nelson

  14. 14.

    Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)

    Big & Rich

  15. 15.

    Wild Horses

    The Flying Burrito Brothers

  16. 16.

    Six White Horses

    Karl Blau

  17. 17.

    Ballad of a Runaway Horse

    Emmylou Harris

  18. 18.

    Just Like Them Horses

    Reba McEntire

  19. 19.

    Old Paint

    Linda Ronstadt

  20. 20.

    Tennessee Stud

    Johnny Cash

  21. 21.

    No Horse To Ride

    Luke Grimes

  22. 22.

    Horses are Faster

    Ian Munswick

  23. 23.

    Wild Palomino

    Zac Brown Band

  24. 24.

    High Horse

    Nelly, Breland and Blanco Brown

  25. 25.

    She Won't Come To Me

    Corb Lund

  26. 26.

    That Buckin' Song

    Robert Earl Keen

  27. 27.

    One Hand In The Riggin'

    Chancey Williams

  28. 28.

    She Loves To Ride Horses

    Guy Clark

  29. 29.

    The Cowboy In The Continental

    Marty Robbins

  30. 30.

    Ride Me Back Home

    Willie Nelson

  31. 31.

    back in the saddle

    Ashley Cooke

  32. 32.

    A Cowboy's Toughest Ride

    Clay Walker

  33. 33.

    Pretty Horses

    Dwight Yoakam

  34. 34.

    He Rides The Wild Horses

    Chris LeDoux

  35. 35.

    Cowgirl Blues


  36. 36.

    Open The Gate

    Zach Bryan

  37. 37.


    Paul Cauthen

  38. 38.

    Plastic Saddle

    Jerry Reed

  39. 39.

    Happy Reunion

    Colter Wall

  40. 40.

    The Strawberry Roan

    Marty Robbins

  41. 41.


    John Denver

  42. 42.

    Palomino Princess

    Tyler Booth

  43. 43.

    No Reins

    Rascal Flatts

  44. 44.

    Good Saddles Ain't Cheap

    Justin McBride

  45. 45.

    Horses In Heaven

    Kylie Frey and Randy Houser

  46. 46.


    Michael Martin Murphey

  47. 47.

    She Rides Wild Horses

    Kenny Rogers

  48. 48.



  49. 49.

    Saddle Up

    Colt Ford

  50. 50.


    Keith Urban and Lindsay Ell

  51. 51.

    Broken Horses

    Brandi Carlile

  52. 52.

    Waiting For Wild Horses

    Arlo McKinley

  53. 53.

    Hooked On An 8 Second Ride

    Chris LeDoux

  54. 54.

    Which Way Does That Old Pony Run

    Lyle Lovett

  55. 55.

    Buckskin Stallion Blues

    Townes Van Zandt

  56. 56.

    Chestnut Mare

    The Byrds

  57. 57.

    A Horse In The Country

    Cowboy Junkies

  58. 58.

    What A High Horse

    Waylon Payne

  59. 59.


    Kasey Chambers

  60. 60.

    Back In The Saddle

    Matraca Berg

  61. 61.

    Tonight We Ride

    Tom Russell

  62. 62.

    My Rifle, My Pony and Me

    Don Williams

  63. 63.

    Commanche (The Brave Horse)

    Johnny Horton

  64. 64.

    Silver Stallion

    The Highwaymen

  65. 65.


    Cameron Hawthorn

  66. 66.

    Palomino Gold

    The Wilder Blue

  67. 67.

    The Ballad of the Mustang

    Spencer Crandall

  68. 68.

    Another Horse To Ride

    Ned LeDoux

  69. 69.


    Daryl Braithwaite

  70. 70.

    The Horse That Nobody Could Ride

    Joey + Rory

  71. 71.

    A Cowboy Knows How

    Flatland Cavalry

  72. 72.

    Ballad Of The Appaloosa

    Bobby Wayne

  73. 73.

    Red Headed Stranger

    Willie Nelson

  74. 74.

    Old Paint

    Chris LeDoux

  75. 75.

    Old Red

    Marty Robbins

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