Horses of TV and Movies
above photo The remake movie version of "Doctor Doolittle" with Eddie Murphy and the police horse who needs glasses. right photo In the 1967 movie "Doctor Dolittle", with Rex Harrison the horse and other animals were trained at Thousand Oaks, California's famed Jungleland supervised by veteran trainer Roy Kabat.
The movie called "Fancy Pants" with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball the bucking palomino horse was named Peaceful. Bess was the calm dark horse.
|above and below black and white photos
Whirling Jet was the name of the horse
who was a trotter on the 1950's
" I love Lucy" show.
Whirling Jet relaxes on the chair.
|above and below color photos
A few horses from the movie called "April Love" with Shirley Jones, about a trotter. April Love, which was filmed around Lexington Kentucky, was a remake of the movie Home in Indiana.
John Wayne rode a horse named Banner,
one of the big sorrel horses furnished by
Hollywood wrangler, Clarence "Fat" Jones, movie horse stables for the actor's use in later Western movies.
John Wayne and the Appaloosa "Zip Cochise"
from the movie El Dorado.
The Rifleman TV series
Razor is the horse ridden by actor
Chuck Conners as Lucas McCain
Have Gun will Travel
Rafter is the horse ridden by actor Richard Boone as Paladin
"Candy", was the movie horse David Carradine rode on the TV series called Shane. Universal Studios owned Candy and was in many other movies. Wyatt Earp TV series actor Hugh O'Brian rode Candy.
|James Drury's appaloosa "Easter
Ute" that Sara Lane used on The
Virginan TV series.
Drury was given the horse by
Carl Easterwood of Dimmitt, Texas.
|Sara Lane riding Joe
D. The appaloosa named Joe was the double for Joe
D on the Virginian TV series.
Sara Lane photos & info provided by
TV series Broken Arrow
actor Michael Ansara as Cochise
with the pinto used on the show
(left to right) actors David Stollery as "Marty" & Tim Considine as "Spin"
Skyrocket takes a bow (photo below)
|The horse "Skyrocket" owned by the character "Marty" of the Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Club 1950's mini series called Spin and Marty. "Mr. Rick" was the real name of this palomino horse. Lennie Geer who was cast as "Ollie" in the mini series was Mr. Rick's owner and rented Mr. Rick to the studio. The white horse called Dynamite was the horse from the Zorro TV series named Phantom. Also a mule named Daisey was a regular.|
(above photo) Daisey the Mule
The Disney 1958 movie titled
Tonka and actor Sal Mineo
Horse Names are the Movie Titles
The ponies from the
1961 movie Misty
|The Lilley family of Santa
also have horses in show business.
The ranch is called "Mov'in on Ranch".
Father and son team, Jack and
Clay Lilley have done stunt work
in many of well know movies and TV shows.
You can see Jack driving the carriages, stage coaches and wagons on Little House on the Prairie.
The Lilley ranch horses were used on
Magnificent 7 TV series.
|Some past film projects include:
The Patriot (2000)
Rough Riders (1997)
Pale Rider (1985)
Bronco Billy (1985)
Everything That Rises (1998)
Bronco Billy movie - Buster the horse
leading the train
actor Clint Eastwood and the
horse in The Pale Rider movie.
Laurel and Hardy
with the horse from the comedy
Actor Brenden Frazier as "Dudley DoRight" and McFly as "Horse"
|"McFly," is the real name of the horse that starred in the 1990's" version of the Dudley Do Right movie as the infamous horse named "Horse." The story came from the cartoon from the past and the characters came to life with real actors and of course the horse for a slap stick comedy.|
with the Wind movie the white horse ridden by actor Thomas Mitchell
became Silver, the Lone Ranger's steed. Correction: It was
Date: 18 February 2008
Gone with the Wind Pony
A friend of mine actually rode this pony as a small child,
and knew the owner/trainer. The pony's real name is Coaly.
Comments and Info
The saddlebred used in Gone With the Wind for Ashley Wilkes to ride off to the Civil War on was a 3-gaited American Saddlebred show horse by the name of Anacacho Rebel. At one point in time, he was trained by Mr. Bob Lewis, who at 87 (in 2001) is still training horses in Menlo Park, CA. Bob is a Judge Emeritus of the American Horse Shows Association. The horses used in the Star Trek film that Captains "Kirk" and "Piccard" ride are William Shatner's own saddlebred horses. The one he rides is "I Prefer Montana" and is also the horse he rode as Grand Marshall of the Rose Parade. He is one of only 3 Grand Marshalls to ride a horse in the parade (the other two were Gene Autry and Ronald Reagan (the first time he was a GM)).
Actor Mel Gibson, the cast with the horses in the movie "Braveheart"
Realistic looking mechanical horses were used for the most violent scenes.
|Actor Kevin Costner riding "Cisco"
from the movie Dances with Wolves.
This buckskin's real name is Plain Justin Bar
an award winner horse known as "Justin"
is a quarter horse.
Ralph "Mac" McNamer. McNamer has
been a horse trainer, rodeo rider, Hollywood stunt rider and riding teacher
who claims he doubled for Errol Flynn in "They
Died With Their Boots On" and worked with real cowboys -
Tom Mix, Hoot Gibbs, Ty Hart, Alan Hale, Whitey Sovern, and Sammy Garret. He and his special horse dove off a cliff 3 or 4 different times 62 and a half feet into a lake for little money in the early movie making days.
Mac turned 100 years old in 1999.
Lucky as a colt & Chase Moore
Horses of the 1999 movie
Tommy Hall was head animal trainer
Sled Reynolds was key trainer
|CHARACTER NAME||REAL NAME||BREED|
for Lucky as a colt include:
|Chestnut Boer Perd
Welsh cross Arabian
part-bred American Saddler
|Adult Lucky as a 10-year-old stallion:||Macho||
part-bred American Saddler
|OTHER HORSE CHARACTERS:
Caesar (a black stallion)
Beauty (Caesar's offspring)
Grey Mare (Lucky's mom)
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Francis the mule
Mousey the mule
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