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Famous Horses in History - TV and Movie Horses

Seventh in a series of articles on Famous Horses.

Many famous movie horses have won the hearts of the public as well as the hearts of their costars. Here are just a few:

In 1915 William S. Hart made the silent movie "Pinto Ben" with his horse Fritz..

The horse Tony first appeared in the 1917 Tom Mix film "The Heart of Texas Ryan". Tom Mix did all his own tricks and he and Tony made181 movies together.

Gene Autry bought Champion from Tom Mix in 1935.

Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) rode his white horse Topper.

The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) rode Silver 1, a Morab/Tennessee Walking Horse stallion. A high strung Morab/Saddlebred stallion was Silver 2 trained by Glenn Randall.

Dale Evans rode Buttermilk beside Roy Rogers and Trigger back when TV was innocent and wholesome.

The Cisco Kid (Renaldo) rode Diablo.

Have Gun will Travel's Paladin (Richard Boone) rode Rafter.

The Rifleman (Chuck Conners) rode Razor.

Candy was the movie horse in the TV series called Shane (David Carradine) and Wyatt Earp (Hugh O'Brian) rode Candy also.

Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner) rode Cisco.

Horse Whisperer (Robert Redford) starred with High Tower owned by Rex Peterson and trained by Mike Boyle.

Hidalgo was the mustang in the story about Frank Hopkins (played by Viggo Mortensen).

The Man From Snowy River (Tom Burlinson) showed some fantastic riding on Denny a mountain bred Aussie.

The Black Stallion and The Black Stallion Returns show some fantastic riding on the black Arabian (Cass-Olé) by Kelly Reno.

The true story of Seabiscuit inspired the Depression era people to struggle on inspite of all the odds against them.

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