Famous Horses in History - Trigger

Trigger (Golden Cloud was his original name) was Roy Rogers' beautiful palomino horse and lived from 1932 to 1965. He was a Thoroughbred/palomino cross stallion that was never bred. Roy had several other Triggers and one was a Tennessee Walker that was used as a stud.

Before Roy owned Trigger, he was ridden by Olivia de Havilland in the movie The Adventures of Robin Hood of 1938. After that Roy Rogers rented Trigger to use in his first movie. Later Roy bought Trigger for $2,500. Glenn Randall trained Roy's horses and claimed it was one of the best horse deals in Hollywood history. Glenn Randall taught Trigger over 100 tricks.

Roy said that Trigger could turn on a dime and give you some change. Trigger was in 80 films and 101 TV shows and Roy marveled at the fact that Trigger never fell. Trigger is probably the most famous horse in history as everyone knows Trigger.



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