~ Lone Ranger's Horse ~
~~~~ update ~~~~
info from: Bobby Craig
on Wednesday, October 4, 2000
I had the pleasure of meeting Clayton Moore
at the Memphis Film Festival in 1983.
I asked him quite a few questions about Silver.
He said Silver was a Morab. His father was
an Arabian and his mother was a Morgan.
He also said Silver was pure white except for
a black dot in his right ear.
He weighed approx 1100 lbs.
He also stated He owned which contradicts a
He died at the age of 29
and was indeed a stallion.
Where Silver lived
info from : Carol Kiley
on Saturday, October 21, 2000
The horse "Hi Ho Silver" went to California
from Central Illinois.
Yes this IS the horse of the TV show.
I used to ride my horses in the same
yard where silver used to play. I guess
not many people know that. The reason we
were discussing it and I went to websites
for information, is because one of the
family members died on Friday. My husband
is not originally from Illinois and we were
talking about who this guy was that died.
When I got to the part of the horse they
had that went to Hollywood to be a
star, he (like always) said...no way!!
After seeing how little information there
is on the web about the horse's origin,
I just thought that people need to know.
I see lots of controversy over
whether the lone ranger said
Hi HO Silver or Hi Yo Silver.
I believe that the horse's registered
name was Hi Ho Silver.
However it seems that the spelling
could have been High Ho.
More Silver facts
info from : Bart Kooker
on Friday, 7 September 2001
I have been a life long fan of the Lone Ranger
and of course, his wonder horse Silver.
Throughout the years I have managed to
collect a fair amount of information on
Silver and some background and history
on the legendary steed. Much of which
I have tried to sift through and verify
fact from fiction. As you may know there
were actually two "Silvers" used in the
TV series starring Clayton Moore.
The first from the Hooker Ranch owned by
the father of stuntman "Buddy Lee Hooker"
was a very large Morab standing in excess
of 17 hands and named Traveller.
The second brought in from the east coast
when John Hart briefly replaced Clayton
and trained by well known trainer
Glen Randall (who also trained Trigger)
was slightly smaller and known to be
skittish when he heard cameras rolling
during filming. Clayton continued to
ride Silver number two when he returned
to the show.
According to Clayton's biography,
Silver #1 was called back to duty for a
few tricky scenes where they couldn't
count on Silver #2
(being camera spooked).
One such scene is depicted on your
Silver site that announces Silver
receiving the animal Award for Excellence.
The picture of Silver dragging the
Lone Ranger to water is Silver #1 filling
in because they feared #2 might spook
hearing the camera and step on Clayton.
Just something I thought I might share
if you weren't aware.
BEAMER and SILVER
info from : Richard Smith
on Sun, 14 Jul 2002
I remember that my uncle sold a horse
to a lone ranger in the 40' I was very young.
He and his brother owned the McKinzie Ranch
and Rodeo at West Lebanon, Indiana.
They had many stars attend the rodeo back then.
One day my uncle came by the house in a
big white car (I think) a horse trailer with a
white stallion aboard and a man got out,
my uncle introduced to the kids as
the lone ranger. I believe this to
be Silver Pride - and the man was
Wish I could have more information about this,
and there is a man who might know if this is true,
that's Mr. McKinzie's son... my first cousin,
who I haven't seen probably in over 30 years.
FAME , established 1997.