Hollywood Hoofbeats

In the days when westerns were big box office and TV attractions, cowboys and their horses often shared equal billing. Champion, wonder horse of the West, was Gene Autry’s mount. John Wayne rode Duke, his devil horse, and, of course, there was Roy Rogers and Trigger billed as the smartest horse in the movies. — […]

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A leap of faith

Tom Mix, born in Mix Run, Penn., on Jan. 6, 1880, was Hollywood’s first Western megastar and is credited with defining the genre for cowboy actors. HeĀ  appeared in more than 300 films (counting “shorts”) from 1909 to 1935 and was known for performing his own daredevil stunts. His most famous horse was Tony the […]

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