DVD Talk says, "Death Rides a Horse is one of the genre's most highly regarded films." Fistful of Pasta says, "this is a great spaghetti westerns. Don't miss it." Roger Ebert gives it one lone star but opens his review with this: "It's hard to explain the fun to be found in seeing the right kind of bad movie." Spaghetti-Western.net has an extensive summary and advice on choosing a DVD release to buy.