Although there are not much collections with the genre of horse riding music, but whatever is there that is enough to call them as ‘treasure’. Compared to country music overflowing with songs regarding trucks and beer, you may not find any shortage of songs regarding the horses in the country backdrop. And obviously, there are some reasons behind it. How can we forget the cowboy culture back to few decades ago where there was abundance of horse riding music? Therefore, you might meet the old-school cowboy singers like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers to the songs of Toby Keith to Big & Rich who have gifted us some of the best horse riding music while riding on the saddle.
Let’s have a look on this not-so-common yet energetic genre of music with the list of songs.
Sung by Gino Vanelli, Appaloosa is a popular Canadian crooner song in ‘70s. Once you listen to the music of “Appaloosa, runnin’ wild in the dead of the night/ Appaloosa, you’re the message of love and light” you cannot resist yourself from feeling the thrill of sitting on the saddle.
- Crazy Horses
The song is the popular horse-riding collection by Osmonds Bros who ruled out in the early ’70s on the wild equines. This one came thanks to our friends at www.theleadguitar.com… Thanks for your knowledge in music!
“When I grow up I want a pony/ I’m gonna ride her from dusk til dawn” those favorite lines are dedicated to those horse-lovers who often experience the thrill of sitting on their dear ponies and listen to the music that touches their soul. This song is sung by Kasey Chambers.
- One Trick Pony
No doubt those ponies are ruling the horse riding genre and this one by Paul Simon is another example – “He’s got one trick to last a lifetime, but that’s all a pony needs”.
- Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
It is not necessary that horse riding music has to be based on horses and this one is the example. Sung by Us, this song is not purely about horses, but it is definitely a cool one that is perfect to listen for the horse-riders.
- Wild Horses
This one is one of the most popular eternal horse-riding music. Well, the tag ‘The Rolling Stones’ itself is enough to explore the popularity of the song. That’s why people often play its guitar chords humming “Wild horse couldn’t drag me away”.
- A Horse With No Name
This song is not only popular as a horse riding music, but also well-admired among the guitarists who are very keen to play the strumming variations. In fact, you may come across with this song by adding some personal touches with the bass part. Sung by America, now we feel that the horse really needs a name now.
- A Horse in the Country
This one is typical cowboy type country song related to horse-riding. It is sung by The Cowboy Junkies who specially focused on the finest tone of equestrian escapism. “Someday we’ll saddle up, and the two of us will ride away” – these lines beautifully indicate the freedom of riding on horses during the sunset and undoubtedly, it is considered as a celebrated romantic song as well.