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If you could have one fictional horse, which would you want?

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  • If you could have one fictional horse, which would you want?

    Money is no object, and assume the ability to adequately ride/get along with the beast once he/she is in your stable. Which of the horses from childhood books would you most want?

    My number one pick actually isn't fictional, so breaking my own rule, but Maestoso Borina from Marguerite Henry's wonderful book on the SRS. Ability to actually ride him correctly included.

    For the strictly fictional horse category, I'm torn between the Black and Flicka, but since I've always been partial to mares, I'll take Flicka.

  • #2
    Black Stallion. Nuff said. I grew up reading the books and watching the show. Which reminds me..I need to go buy it on DVD now that it's out.
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!


    • #3
      Black Beauty! I have over 15 copies of the book and just about every movie ever made. No book has ever made me cry more or be happier. I swear, it's why I'm so involved in animal rescue!
      Every horse story is a love story.

      Being from Jersey means never having to say you're sorry.


      • #4
        Black Minx. I loved her 'tude!
        It's been years (maybe decades...) since I've read it, but didn't he have her win the Kentucky Derby?
        Then I definitely want her!


        • #5
          Originally posted by Artful View Post
          Black Minx. I loved her 'tude!


          • #6
            Pegasus would be kinda fun to have. I guess mythology could count as fictional?
            Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
            Bernard M. Baruch


            • #7
              Isn't Black Minx the one where he taught her about not biting people with the hot potato? I might be wrong, I loved that whole series but it's been awhile. That potato story stuck with me for some reason, not that I've ever tried to use it


              • #8
                Since Black Beauty is spoken for, I would like Smokey the Cowhorse.


                • #9
                  Who wouldn't take The Black Stallion?


                  • #10
                    The Pie from National Velvet. Every time I see that movie, my heart melts when I see him

                    I am still looking for my Copper chestnut with four high whites and a huge blaze!!!
                    If you really think about it, what can you blame on a horse?


                    • #11
                      What about Arizona Pie, from International Velvet? That would be my pick!

                      Or...if you all have claimed the Black Stallion, I would be quite happy with Flame...
                      "To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection."


                      • #12
                        Flame, the Island Stallion First fictional horse I really loved and used to imagine would be my real horse someday


                        • #13
                          Another sweetie from National Velvet (the book): Sir Pericles, the little jumper she gets given before she wins the raffle for the Pie.
                          Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.

                          My favorite podcasts: Overdue, The Black Tapes, Tanis, Rabbits, How Did This Get Made?, Up and Vanished.


                          • #14
                            Black Beauty because he is beautiful and I'm a sucker for blacks and I felt so bad for him in the movie
                            Horses aren't our whole life, but makes our life whole


                            • #15
                              Misty's Twilight. Although she's not entirely fictional.

                              the Ghost from The Black Stallion & the Ghost. I forget her name. Andalusian mare. Or the foal those two had. You KNOW they must've gotten together...
                              InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

                              Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


                              • #16
                                I think maybe Raffy, the Arabian stallion, from John Richard Young's series. He was a working cowhorse, a reiner, and an Olympic eventer.

                                Maybe I'll think of another later--I love to collect children's horse stories.
                                "Oh, sure, you may be able to take down one smurf, but mark my words: You bonk one smurf, you better be ready for a blue wave."---Bucky Katt


                                • #17
                                  Sky Rocket.
                                  Click here before you buy.


                                  • #18
                                    The Black

                                    The Black Stallion. No competition.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Taken By Storm View Post
                                      The Pie from National Velvet. Every time I see that movie, my heart melts when I see him

                                      I am still looking for my Copper chestnut with four high whites and a huge blaze!!!
                                      Muhahahah...I have your dream horse. He is mine, all mine! (actually my niece rides him).





                                      Betcha you didn't know your dream horse is a saddlebred LOL
                                      Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
                                      Bernard M. Baruch


                                      • #20
                                        When I read this titile, I thought the Black. Funny to see how many others picked him too!
                                        I wouldn't mind The Pie, either.