Horse Tunes

There's a been a lot of great music composed over the last half-century focused on the horse, horsemanship and activities involving horses. To spice up our website this year, we're happy to bring you a taste of it each month while you visit our website. To listen to any song posted here, simply click on the link beside the album. This should initiate your RealPlayer or Media Player and you can leave it up while surfing our website for background music. All entries are streamed media so all copyright laws are maintained. Enjoy.

Composed in 1968, this song is about a homesteader who has become disillusioned with farming and obsessed with the ghost of a young woman said to have died searching for her pony during a blizzard.
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by Michael Martin Murphy / Blue Sky Night Thunder

She comes down from Yellow Mountain
On a dark flat land she rides
On a pony she named Wildfire
A whirlwind by her side
On a cold Nebraska night

Oh they say she died one winter
When there came a killing frost
And the pony she named Wildfire
Busted down his stall
In a blizzard she was lost
She ran calling Wildfire

So by the dark of the moon I planted
But there came an early snow
Been a hoot-owl howling outside my window now
'Bout six nights in a row
She's coming for me I know
And on Wildfire we're both gonna go
We'll be riding Wildfire

On Wildfire we're gonna ride
We're gonna leave sodbustin' behind
Get the hard times right on out of our minds
Riding Wildfire

Past Entries

Composed in 1990, this is a song about a Union cavalry soldier coming home after the civil war has ended.
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Native Son
by James Taylor / New Moon Shine

Mount up, move on
May you find the way back home

Down and down we go
Down into bright October
Brothers in arms no more
Now that the war is over
Have you waded in and been to hell
Will you lie upon the sofa
See to the decoration of your shell
Now that the war is over

Mount up, move on
Damn the darkness, speed the dawn
They lost, we won
Try to find your way back home
Native son