Famous Equine Bits and Bytes
A variety of equine pictures and information concerning the horses, mules, donkeys and burros through the years. Some awards too.
Note from Deb at Horse Fame : Continued efforts to randomly add facts that come to my attention to the Horse Fame Website. Photos of the popular equine are appreciated with the stories. Paths cross by-way-of the internet. Once in a while someone tells of the horses of the past and the latest is from Tex Hill, a cowboy singer/stuntman/actor, who has some of his own celebrity horses living at his Arizona ranch. He hopes to be getting a place in Gene Autry Oklahoma to be near to the Gene Autry museum.
saddled up on
Date: May-July 2007
..I still own 3 of my film/TV & circus horses. Shadow is the palomino I used in 4 of my films. His last appearance before I retired him in 1990, was in America's Most Wanted, I (as a wanted killer/bank robber on their list) rode off into the sunset with Shadow. A nice touch by the director, I thought. Shadow just turned 40 yrs. this month just ...not many teeth left & kinda swaybacked, but he's still a golden palomino & remembers all of his trick routines. The old man is still happy & healthy...I put him out to pasture with my old "Silver" horse...they have a great time playing.. I have had 4 Silvers over the years. Silver Shadow was the horse I rode in my singing cowboy movies, the last one was "Code of the Rangers". My last Silver Lightning (#4) is one of the trick horses I used in my Lone Ranger circus act. I also rode him in the Rose Parade. He is now 35 yrs. old & retired. Blackjack is my AQHA stallion that I rode in many parades over the years, & the son of my original Blackjack that I (as the Rio Kid) rode in several of my films, including "Law of the Sixgun". I have used many horses during my career, but my favorite was always Shadow, he could do it all.
Movie Horses and Mickey Rooney
|The Black Stallion
TV series & Movies 1 & 2
with Mickey Rooney (right)
Lightning the White Stallion
& Isabel Lorca
|James Arness as
"Marshall Dillon" from Gunsmoke with Old Buck .
|Dennis Weaver as "Chester" on the Gunsmoke TV series|
Sylvester stars Richard Farnsworth
with Sylvester the horse,
Mellisa Gilbert & Michael Schoeffling
riding his horse, El Alamein, at his ranch in Santa Barbara, California. The photo done is in support of the Young America's Foundation.
|Arthur Godfrey and his horse Goldie
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