Note: I no longer use Horseflix, but instead use a service called giddyupflix. Click here to read why I switched.
What happens when you combine the concept of Netflix with over 500 horse training and instructional DVDs (as well as a handful of fictional movies, some documentaries and other fun horse-related DVDs)?
You get Horseflix!
Horseflix is a fairly new website with quite a few horse-related DVDs (over 500 at this point, and they’re adding more daily). The site works like netflix—you pay a monthly fee (membership plans start at $9.99), create a queue of movies you want to watch, and then they send you the movies and you get to watch them. I joined yesterday. Check it out if you are a horseperson. I have quite a few friends who are members and they’ve all given it rave reviews so far.
I think horseflix is a great idea—and it fills a niche in the horse community that we’ve needed for awhile now. Most training and instructional DVDs cost big bucks and it’s often hard to know before hand if you’re going to end up liking it or not (much less whether you’re going to want to watch it multiple times). I usually end up not buying DVDs that I’d like to watch just because I’m unwilling to invest $50 in a DVD that I might not even end up liking. But paying ten bucks a month to watch a few new DVDs is an excellent idea, in my opinion. Plus, if I end up really liking a DVD, I can always buy myself a copy, or just rent it again at a later date!