Famous Equine Bits and Bytes
More famous horses - movie horses - tv horses - trick horses - stunt horses.
A variety of equine pictures and information concerning the horses, mules donkeys and burros through the years. Some awards too.
The "Cisco Kid"
series used a horse, trained by Ralph McCutcheon, a pinto, named Diablo.
"Pancho" and his horse Laco was the Cisco Kid co-star on one of the horses used in the series. Both had numerous publicity photos on the horses. Television commercials - advertisement promotions for bread, and grocery stores and other businesses and of course a fan club with more toys and collectibles.
Tornado was actually a beautiful seven year-old quarter horse named Diamond Decorator. It had won the Grand Nationals Medal Class in the 1950's with fourteen consecutive show wins. On the occasions when Guy Williams (Star of Disney's Zorro) would mount Tornado for a trot, parades or for publicity shots Diamond Decorator was used.
Carson & Trigroy
|Trigroy was another off spring from the famous Roy Rogers horses. Buss Carson performed trick riding at the rodeo shows in the 1960's. Trigroy is the son of Trigger Jr. He has thrilled many audiences with his rearing and dancing tricks. The Carsons raised him from a colt.|
by Walt Disney Productions,
Buena Vista The name was fitting for this horse whipped that tail up at
every jump and everyone would remember the flash of the tail was always
Nautical.This was the story of the life of the horse they called Injun
Joe and the Equestrian Olympics.
a horse in another century
The smartest horse in the world
of the late 1800's & early 1900's
His trainer - owner was
Dr. William Key.
|Jim Key was the most wonderful educated horse in the world and was valued at one million dollars. He performed the tricks he was taught to count, do math, and spelled. He appeared at the 1904 Saint Louis, Missouri Worlds Fair celebrating the Louisiana Purchase. The show that made the most money on the pike at St. Louis. An article about them was written in an old Cleveland, Ohio newspaper. Souveniers of this famous horse included - buttons, post cards, photos, statues, and pamphlets.|
|The CBS 50th anniversary special introduced a "New Mister Ed", an anonymous palomino, who talked just like the original good old Mister Ed. Photo in the set used for the Nanny television series of `1990's, starring Fran Drescher. Remembering the best TV shows of all time.|
Horses who have Hoof prints in the cement
Movie walk of Fame
|Ceremonies where held for:||Tom Mix & Tony on Dec 12, 1927|
Roger & Trigger
on April 21, 1949
Autry & Champion
on Dec 23, 1949
The human co-stars have shoe prints but
no equine HOOF prints!
...somehow the following were worthy but not included:
Fritz - (William S. Hart's horse)
Francis - the talking mule
(Donald O'Connor & Mickey Rooney's sidekick)
The Breyer Plastic Molding Company has made reproductions of Dale Evans and Roy Rogers horses -" Butttermilk " & " Trigger " also Gene Autry's horse - " Champion " all with an added video tape.
Note: Susan writes for mules
and more, a national mule magazine "Mules
We have a mule you may be interested in. Her name is Mousey and she was origionally owned by Bobby Davenport who trained "Gus". Mousey has also appeared in a number of tv shows. I also rode another mule, Josephine in the 100th Rose Parade with ADMS. (American Donkey & Mule Society)
Joe Cragmile worked in the business for over 30 years and worked with Glenn and Corky Randall, Hutkins Brothers, Bobby Davenport and all the trainers. His wife Bev used to exercise Buttermilk (Dale's horse) and was on (Roy's horse) Trigger when Glenn was teaching him to high rear.
The real horses behind Bandit: Tatzee is the main star horse that is used for the close ups and tricks and Buck is the horse who does the running rearing and at liberty open range shots. Owner / trainer of the horses is Dusty Bews He is animal coordinator also his cousin Michelle Bews is the horse trainer for the series. She and her horse Jamie have done stand in jump scenes. Peter Bews is also involved in stunts with the horses. All related to Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall-of-Famer Tom Bews. The family have been doing stunts and training the animals for many years.
The horse that Ashley Wilkes rode off to the Civil War on in Gone With the Wind was a rather famous 3-gaited Saddlebred show horse by the appropriate name of "Anacacho Rebel". Most of the other horses in the movie were ASBs as well. "Rebel" was trained before, during, and after the movie by my trainer, Bob Lewis now 84 years old (1999). After his movie stardom, "Rebel" became quite the poster boy for horse shows ... e.g. "come see the "Gone With the Wind" horse."
My horse "Foxfire" is the
reigning (and 3 consecutive time) California State 5-Gaited Open Champion.
Each of these championships has been won on Bob's 82nd, 83rd, and 84th
birthdays! The man can ride! I guess the ASB people are always interested
in promoting our "movie" horses because:
It takes a mighty calm and intelligent horse to be a star in the movies! The horse that was "Fury" was also an American Saddlebred.
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