Name that Horse! (point
to the horse to see the answer)
- What was Gene Autry's horse's name?
- What was the name of Clint Eastwood's horse in Rawhide?
- What was the name of Lorne Greene's horse in Bonanza?
- What was the name of Robert Conrad's horse in Wild Wild West?
- What was the name of Lee Major's horse in The Big Valley?
- What was the name of Tonto's horse in The Lone Ranger?
Do you remember Trigger?
Roy Rogers was looking for a horse for his new
television series. The local stables brought out their best horses for
him to try. It was a Palomino named Golden Cloud that impressed Roy the
most. Golden Cloud first appeared in the film Robin Hood staring
Errol Flynn. Roy decided to name him Trigger because he was so quick,
fast and agile. Trigger, as in “quick on the trigger.” Trigger was
retired in 1957 at the age of 25. He lived to reach the ripe old age
of 33 years old. In human terms, he lived to be about 100 years old!
Interesting Horse Facts
When foals are born, their legs are almost as
long as they are when they are full grown.
A horse’s heart weighs about 10 pounds.
The average horse's head weighs 11.8 pounds.
One horse produces 8 tons of manure a year!
One horse drinks up to 10 gallons of water a day.
China not only has the most people in the
world, but also has the most horses with 10,000,000.
Horses cannot breath through their mouths.
The teeth take up more room in the horse’s head
than its brain does.
Horses cannot vomit.
A horse’s gestation period is 11 months.
North Carolina has about 225,000 horses and
ranks 8th in the nation in statewide totals
In 1995, St. Andrews Presbyterian College in
Laurinburg, NC established the nation’s first four year degree program
in equine business management
Nationally, 9 million horses have an economic
impact of $39 billion per year