Finy, I didn't like the Flipper movies, because he was kept in that tank for so many long years. That is now known as..cruelty to animals! He should have been, (according to me,) swimming around in the ocean, & not being kept to be a movie star!
I also loved ANY show that had a horse/s in it. Typical 'horse-mad' kid from 9 yo! My poor parents' having to put up with my wanting a horse! They reached a compromise: if I stopped nagging ( oops! Pun alert!) them for a horse, they would pay for as much riding as I wanted at a very well-run Riding School! I did that each fortnight for EIGHT years!
Boy, did I learn how to ride! It included 'everything' possible, like shoeing, servicing the mares with the stallion, feed knowledge, feed planting & collection, grooming, cleaning tack etc etc etc.
OH, & plenty of cross-country, jumping, polo, Polocrosse, bending races, swimming with the horses, in between the 'work'
By the end of that, decided owning a horse was not an ideal. My wise parents'. Also my school-work was important for Grade XII.
Then became interested in boys!, as you do!
We didn't have tv growing up. There were to many different Skippy's to count. And you can read about what I thought of the Flipper movies, under Finy's reply, so it would have to be Lassie for me as well! (I saw 10 mins of a Lassie rerun last week) I also saw a couple of the b/w Rin-Tin-Tin episodes at someone else house, many, many years ago.