Sing a Song of Horses

Horses  have fired the imagination  in many creative arts. Here are some of my favorite “horse” songs.  First up is the Rolling Stones “Wild Horses”. The song is not about wild horses but uses that image to convey how strongly the singer is attached to the person he loves. Even wild horses could not drag him away. He does not refer to big trucks or tractors  which would be the strongest machines. No he uses the image of wild horses.

Next  Paul Simon  and “One Trick Pony”. He could be singing about a dressage horse ‘dancing’.

 

This is Elton John “Live like Horses” in a gala, star studded performance that includes Pavarotti . I believe this was a gala for children of war.

For something different here is Bruce Springsteen and the audio of “Pony Boy” from a 1992 concert.

And finally a beautiful song that is entirely about horses. Real horses. Race horses. The composer Dan Fogelberg  and Run for the Roses.

 

I hope you enjoyed the horse songs. Are there any favorites that you have? Leave me a comment below .

25 Comments Add yours

    1. anne leueen says:

      thanks for the reblog. Enjoy your weekend!

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      1. dray0308 says:

        Most welcome my friend! 🙂

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  1. rommel says:

    I also thought about “Horse With No Name”. I also like “Black Horse and A Cherry Tree” by KT Tunstall, The one that popped into my head thinking about horses and songs is Jeff Buckley’s “Mojo Pin”. There is a “horse” on the lyrics that says “Don’t want to weep for you. I don’t wanna know. I’m blind and tortured. The White Horses flow.” I love the song. Also, I thought about “Ride A Horse (Save A Cowboy)”, but I’m not a big fan of that song.
    Very nice topic. 😉 Got me going. 🙂

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    1. anne leueen says:

      The Black Horse and a cherry tree was used by US Olympian Tina Konyot for her freestyle ( test ridden to music). Her horse was a black stallion and she just used short clips of the song . I will look up the Mojo Pin song that sounds interesting. Thanks for your comment and contribution. 🙂

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    2. The black horse and a cherry tree is the one I was thinking of I love that song!!

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  2. xKickz says:

    Enjoyed the songs thanks Anne.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You are most welcome.

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  3. DawnSeeker says:

    Love them all! How about Horse with No Name, by America :)) Dawn

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I love that song. I am a fan of America, Eagles, Doobie Bros. from way back. I forgot to put that one on my list for the post. Thanks for the link to it. Great to hear it again.

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      1. DawnSeeker says:

        Yes :)) Music is so much a part of our Lives :))
        Check out the music of my daughter, EllaHarp. She’s just coming into her own :)) https://ellaharp.com/bio/

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      2. anne leueen says:

        Will do. thank you.

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  4. Avery says:

    OH! I have many. Ha. You got run for the roses. My mother first introduced me to that song.
    Lito has a song which I wrote about once (and this artist sings others about horses):

    Juni Fisher has several…:

    Brenn Hill:

    Man I could go on for days!

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    1. Avery says:

      I am such a weirdo!

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    2. anne leueen says:

      thanks for those. I love to hear new things that I have not heard before and I don’t often listen to C and W music but I do like it. So it is good to get some good ones from someone like you, who knows more of those songs and that music.

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  5. Ah, these songs are great! I also have a weak heart for Natasha Bedingfield – Wild Horses, I almost grew up listening to this song. So much to relate to!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Glad you liked the songs. I suspect they may not be of your era but they are of mine. I will check out the Natasha Bedingfield Wild Horses for sure. Thanks!

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      1. I really like the Natasha Bedingfield one too. 🙂 xxx

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  6. Those were great, thanks for sharing!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      you are most welcome . I enjoyed putting the post together.

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  7. These are lovely Anne. I love ‘Galway Farmer’ by British folk band Show of Hands about the Irish mare Galway Bay winning at the Cheltenham festival ☺💜🐎

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you I shall look that one up!

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  8. Great songs noting horses and there are a bunch more. These animals inspire all.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Glad you liked the songs and they do inspire us.

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