Famous Riders and Their Horses

When EquiSearch contributor Larry Tritten discovered he didn’t know the name of Rex Allen’s horse, he began a search to find out — and uncovered a lot of other horse trivia, too. Now Tritten challenges you to name these famous riders and their equally famous horses.

Rex Allen |

1. Tom Mix’s horse’s name was:

A. Tony
B. Soupy
C. Cody
D. Slate

2. Leonard Slye was a cowboy movie star whose screen name was ________, and his horse’s name was ______:

A. Roy Rogers,Trigger
B. Gene Autry, Blaze
C. Little Joe, Sport
D. Rex Rhodes, Blackie

3. Annie Oakley’s horse’s name was:

A. Bullseye
B. Honcho
C. Target
D. Apache

4. Ken Maynard’s horse’s name was:

A. Stoney
B. Tarzan
C. Big Boy
D. Pal

Gene Autry |

5. Gene Autry’s horse’s name was:

A. Charger
B. Champion
C. Apollo
D. Boss

6. Robert E. Lee’s horse’s name was:

A. Flyer
B. Strider
C. Traveller
D. Chief

7. Ulysses S. Grant’s horse’s name was:

A. Trooper
B. Joe
C. Dynamite
D. Cincinnati

8. The name of the winged horse of the muses was:

Dale Evans |

A. Pegasus
B. Eagle
C. Electra
D. Augustus

9. Dale Evan’s horse’s name was:

A. Champ
B. Buttermilk
C. Beauty
D. Dreamy

10. Napoleon’s white horse’s name was:

A. Messr. Blanc
B. Marengo
C. Albino
D. Poulet

11. The Lone Ranger’s horse’s name was:

A. Tonto
B. Ghost
C. Silver
D. Sparky

12. The name of Odin’s eight-legged horse was:

A. Zephyr
B. Sleipnur
C. Sythe
D. Crail

13. Robert “Little Beaver” Blake’s horse’s name was:

A. Indian
B. Brave
C. Chief
D. Papoose

14. Zorro’s black horse’s name was:

A. Tornado
B. Stormy
C. Blaze
D. Lightning

15. Hopalong Cassiday’s horse’s name was:

A. Goldie
B. Topper
C. Savvy
D. Fire

16. Caligula’s horse’s name was:

A. Ignacious
B. Incitatus
C. Tantalus
D. Lucius

17. Allan “Rocky” Lane’s horse’s name was:

A. Flight
B. Speedy
C. Birdsong
D. Feather

18. Tonto’s horse’s name was:

A. Powwow
B. Scout
C. Cloud
D. Brave

19. The name of the character who rode the horse named Chubby on Bonanza was:

A. Hoss
B. Little Joe
C. Boss Cartwright
D. Daniel

20. Alexander the Great’s horse’s name was:

A. Alexis
B. Cassius
C. Bucephalus
D. Pontius

ANSWERS: 1-A, 2-A, 3-C, 4-B, 5-B, 6-C, 7-D, 8-A, 9-B, 10-B, 11-C, 12-B, 13-D, 14-A, 15-B, 16-B, 17-D, 18-B, 19-A, 20-C

SCORING:19-20 correct: Approximately the equivalent of winning the Triple Crown. If you were at the track they would be approaching you right now with that huge floral wreath.

15-18 correct: You’ve cleared most of the hurdles and are still sitting relatively tall in the saddle. Practice, you should be reminded, makes perfect.

10-15 correct: If you were a bronc rider, you’d be skedaddling away from the horse that just threw you after a four-second ride–but you can take consolation in the fact that you tried the ride.

10 or fewer correct: It’s time to start watching some old westerns.

By the way, Rex Allen’s horse was Koko.

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